The charity has appointed Andrew Sleigh, formerly Divisional Finance Director at Kier Services, as its CFO. He will be joined by Ms Sheridan, formerly Assistant Director for Business Development at the Scottish learning disability charity, Enable Scotland, who will oversee Community Integrated Care’s entire portfolio of services in Scotland.
Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest social care charities, with an annual turnover of almost £105m and employing over 5000 colleagues. It supports over 5000 people across England and Scotland who have learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and age-related needs, such as dementia.
Andrew, who is a Qualified Chartered Accountant, has enjoyed a highly successful 30 year career in finance roles, including most recently overseeing budgets and business integration at Kier Services with an annual turnover of over £1.2bn. He is also passionate about supporting community groups and delivering a cross-functional customer focus. Andrew will will oversee Community Integrated Care’s financial strategy, as well as have responsibility for its IT, Property, Fleet and Legal Services departments.
Karen has extensive experience in the Scottish social care sector, having enjoyed a successful 14 year career at Enable Scotland. In her newly created Board-level role, Karen, will oversee Community Integrated Care’s entire portfolio of services in Scotland. Community Integrated Care provides 69 services across Scotland, with an annual turnover of £20m and over 1100 employees.
These appointments comes as part of Community Integrated Care’s five year strategy, which has the ambitious vision of it becoming the UK’s Leading Health and Social Care Charity. The strategy aims for Community Integrated Care to grow by 30% over the coming years, so it can assist many more people across the UK. It also commits to providing services that are attuned to the needs of local communities and commissioners within Scotland.
Neil Matthewman, Chief Executive of Community Integrated Care, says: “We are delighted to welcome both Andrew and Karen to Community Integrated Care. Our charity has set itself an ambitious strategy, which has at its core the ambition of becoming a caring yet commercial organisation, that best responds to the needs of the people we support and our commissioning partners. I believe that both Andrew and Karen have the skills and experience to enable us to achieve this balance and fulfil our bold strategy.”
Andrew Sleigh says, “I am pleased to be joining Community Integrated Care at such an exciting time of change and opportunity. I have already seen some fantastic things in the organisation and am confident that as a team we can build on this success and deliver the strategy effectively and efficiently for the benefit of all the people we support.”
Karen Sheridan says, “Community Integrated Care is in a very exciting place right now and I am privileged to be taking up the role to lead the Scottish region through the next phase in its development. Community Integrated Care does fantastic work and benefits from a hugely dedicated workforce. I look forward to working with them to continue to provide excellent services to the people we support throughout Scotland.”