Shaw healthcare has appointed a new CEO after current head and group founder, Jeremy Nixey, announced his retirement at the end of October.
Russell Brown will take up the reins at the UK’s largest employee-owned healthcare group in the UK in November after Jeremy stands down following over 40 years in the role.
Shaw healthcare chairman, Alun Thomas, said: “Jeremy’s achievements in establishing and shaping the growth and development of Shaw healthcare, through some incredibly challenging times, have been truly remarkable. Russell has a deep understanding of the organisation and its values, which makes him the perfect person to take up the reins and lead the group into its next chapter.”
Shaw healthcare said, Russell, who joined the care home provider 13 years ago as Chief Financial Officer, had directed a transformation in the finances of the group, which now has a significantly strengthened balance sheet and had also overseen the legal and financial negotiations which led to the company becoming majority-owned by its employees, through an Employee Ownership Trust, in May 2020.
Shaw healthcare is headquartered in Cardiff and employs 3,500 staff in its 67 care homes, community hospitals and care settings, in Wales, England and Scotland.
Jeremy (pictured right with Russell) will remain a Non-Executive Director on Shaw healthcare’s board and continue in his role as chief executive officer of the Shaw Foundation, an exempt charity which partners with care businesses, public organisations and other charities to improve care for all.