Currently Chairman of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, Chairman of May Gurney Plc, and Hon President of Epilepsy Action, Baroness Ford was delighted to accept the position. She said: “I am passionate about the importance of high quality care and so taking this position is the perfect fit”.
Mike Parsons, Founder and CEO of Barchester Healthcare said: “Baroness Ford brings to the role extensive commercial instinct, coupled with a wealth of experience of working within the health sector. I have every faith that this appointment will ensure that we continue to lead the way in creating high quality healthcare environments and delivering a service that’s second to none.
“With excellent business acumen, and a proven track record in leading businesses that provide essential social and public services, I’m pleased that Barchester will continue to be Chaired by someone with such a proven track record”.
Baroness Ford took the torch from Denis Brosnan on 25 January 2012. Of his time as Chairman of Barchester Healthcare, Denis said: “having been associated with Barchester from the very start, in 2001 I gave the company the commitment of a further 10 years. How time flies! During my period as Chairman we have achieved a tremendous amount, now employing almost 15,000 people to care for more than 10,000 residents. As we enter 2012 as the leading high quality care provider, I am proud to welcome Baroness Ford to this wonderful company”.