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Shaw Healthcare Appoints New Chairman

Shaw healthcare (Group) Limited has announced that Simon MacSorley has been appointed as the chairman of its Board, effective from 1st November 2022. MacSorley succeeds Alun Thomas, who served as chairman for 16 years.

Mr MacSorley joined the Shaw board in 2019 as a non-executive director (NED) after a successful executive career in estates management and construction. He is also the chair for CSET multi-Academy Trust and holds NED roles for Sirona Care & Health (NHS) and Northen Surveying Ltd.

Speaking of his appointment, Mr MacSorley said: “I feel very privileged to take on this role at such an exciting time for Shaw and I’m looking forward to seeing the company expand and develop even further. The care industry faces many challenges and Shaw is committed to planning a successful future that considers not only the welfare of our residents but of all our employee owners too.”

Alun Thomas joined Shaw in May 1995 and was elected as chairman for Shaw healthcare when it was formed in October 2006. A number of previous appointments included honorary treasurer and vice president at the National Museum of Wales, honorary treasurer and chair of council at the University of Wales, and honorary treasurer at the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust and the Welsh School in London.

Russell Brown, chief executive officer, commented: “Alun has done a fantastic job for us, and I’m delighted that he’s been in a position to witness Shaw becoming the largest employee-owned healthcare company in the UK and to see us achieve Real Living Wage accreditation. On behalf of everyone at Shaw we thank him for his service to the company.

“In Simon, we have a chair who has considerable healthcare experience and who also knows Shaw very well. I look forward to working closely with him in the years to come to ensure we build on our employee ownership model and take the company from strength to strength.”