Choice Care Group chief retires
Choice Care Group Chief Executive Paul Gold has stepped down from his position after 17 years with the Reading-based company which runs care homes in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Edwina Johnston, the Group’s Chief Operating Officer, will take on Paul’s responsibilities and David Cole, the Group’s chairman, will also be taking on a greater role in the day-to-day management.
Gold retired from the group at the end of December and is set to take up a new role with the company’s financial backers, Sovereign Capital, where he will advise on the development of their existing and future healthcare investments. Paul’s retirement follows the highly successful organic and acquisitive growth achieved by the group since the management buyout in 2002.
Commenting on Paul’s retirement Edwina said: ‘We would like to thank Paul for his tremendous vision and commitment over the past 17 years and for building Choice into the leading provider of residential care that it is