HC-One CEO Justin Hutchens has stepped down after three years at the head of the UK’s largest care home provider.
The care home provider said Justin had decided to return to his home in the US to be closer to his family and take up a role in healthcare-related finance and investment.
HC-One said: “As a result of Justin’s return to the US, HC-One has reorganised its senior team to ensure continuity to deliver the existing business plan agreed by the HC-One Board – a business plan which will deliver significant investment in our care homes, in our colleagues, and in our culture of kindness.”
The changes, which take place with immediate effect, see former CQC CEO Sir David Behan CBE move from Chairman to Executive Chairman; John Ransford CBE take up the role of Interim Chief Operating Officer; and David Smith, Chief Financial Officer, retain his existing responsibilities with some additional operational duties.
Justin was appointed as Dr Chai Patel’s successor at HC-One in June 2017.
During his period at the helm of the care home provider, he oversaw the acquisition of 110 Bupa services in December 2017, in a £300m deal.
The former CEO also led a new innovation drive at the care home provider which has seen HC-One begin the role-out of a new emar system with Boots and MED e-Care.
Justin also signed a groundbreaking agreement with the GMB Union in June 2018 on championing careers in care.