Roger Davies to leave MHA
Caring Times, September 2013
Roger Davies will be standing down as chief executive of Methodist Homes (MHA) in 2014 after fifteen successful years’ service.
Under Roger’s leadership of the charity, MHA has diversified to provide a range of services for older people, from high dependency nursing and dementia care in Care Homes, through a variety of home care and support services in apartments (rented or purchased), to community based support services. In 2013 MHA’s services comprise over:
- 90 Care Homes
- 60 Retirement Living Services – apartments with care /support
- 70 Live at Home Community Services
With more than 7,000 staff members and 4,000 volunteers, MHA’s income for 2013 reached £180m – an increase of over 15% on the previous year, reflecting a continuing growth in the number of older people receiving MHA services.
MHA has consistently enjoyed high satisfaction ratings from residents and regulators, and sought to model good quality services focussed on delivering a fulfilled life for each older person. MHA has played a leading role in the sector, seeking to elevate our services in the eyes of the public and government; MHA has been a founder member of the English Community Care Association (ECCA), Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) and Your Care Rating.
Roger says “fulfilling the role of chief executive has been a privilege and an honour. It has been good to have played my part in the delivery of so many good and varied services for older people and to leave MHA in a position of strength, with high quality people, high quality services, a strong financial covenant and lots of opportunities to create more services for older people. I will remain with MHA until mid 2014 to enable a full handover period. I have not yet decided as to how to use my time from next year. My immediate thoughts are to spend a period of time in voluntary services overseas; paid employment, non-executive positions or consultancy opportunity may come my way in due course.”
Keith Salsbury, chair of MHA, says “Roger’s leadership and service to MHA has been outstanding and he will be greatly missed. It is admirable that he has chosen to give so much notice of his intention to stand down. The Board is now engaged in a recruitment process and aims to appoint a top class Chief Executive to build on our solid foundations. On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our deepest thanks to Roger for his commitment, dedication and achievements over the past 15 years, taking MHA from strength to strength.”