Hica Group, which runs 15 residential care homes for the elderly across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Humberside and Lincolnshire, has promoted Terry Peel to operations director.
Mr Peel, who was formerly regional director for South and West, will take overall responsibility for operations and will be the primary contact person with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
He joins the senior management team reporting to CEO Penni Brown, which also includes finance director David Harrison and Phil Hill, director of villages and business development.
Mr Peel has worked in the care industry for 20 years, including three years as a regulation inspector with the National Care Standards Commission (now CQC).
“I am extremely excited about taking on this new role within the Hica Group. I look forward to working with our team and driving forward our commitment to provide high quality care and support across our wide service provision,” said Mr Peel.
“We will continue to work proactively with our partners in care. Delivering some of the complicated services we do is a real team effort and I know everyone is determined to make a real difference to the people we support.”
Penni Brown added: “Terry’s appointment was made following an extensive review of our support services and management structure. We wanted to create a new operations director post to build on our success but also to help us meet new challenges facing the care sector. I am delighted to welcome Terry to our team.”