Jo Wren has been appointed executive director of development at the Somerset Care Group.
Under her new Board-level role, Jo will lead business growth and development of Somerset Care’s residential, learning disabilities, home care and training services.
Jo said: “I am delighted to be joining the board at the Somerset Care Group as executive director of development.
“At a challenging (critical) time in the sector, I can begin to focus upon working alongside a wealth of talented and experienced colleagues to provide care for those most in need in our communities – making sure that we have the best interests of people at heart, and work with all the key stakeholders to ensure good solutions are sought and implemented.”
Jo, who has an Honours degree in Consumer Product Management, has previously worked in senior roles with Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline, Black and Decker, Imperial Brands and Gerber Refresco.
Jane Townson, Somerset Care CEO, said: “Jo has amassed extensive experience of researching and understanding what consumers want and need; creating products and services to meet those needs; developing and marketing consumer products and brands; and ensuring outstanding customer service.
“These skills are exactly what we need to complement those in the senior team to enable us to implement our strategy, ensuring our care services are widely available to as many people as possible. We feel very fortunate to have Jo on board and welcome her warmly to Somerset Care”.