New CEO for ExtraCare Charitable Trust from Student Loans Company

Mick Laverty
Mick Laverty

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, the leading provider of affordable retirement villages in the UK, is pleased to announce that Mick Laverty has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.


Mick, currently Chief Executive at the Student Loans Company and formerly Chief Executive at Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency, takes up his new role from 4th January 2016.


Martin Shreeve, Chair of the Charity, said: “I am delighted to welcome someone with Mick’s considerable experience to ExtraCare. We are impressed by his passion for the welfare of older people and his enthusiasm for our model of housing with care; our sector faces significant challenges in the coming years and Mick is ideally placed to steer our Charity successfully through this period of change.”


Mick Laverty said: “I am excited to be joining a charity that is leading the way in housing with care for older people. I am looking forward to working with residents and colleagues, showing how ExtraCare’s facilities and services allow people to enjoy better health and a great lifestyle in their later years.”


In March, the Charity announced that Nick Abbey, Chief Executive at ExtraCare since 2010, would be stepping down in September 2015. Mark Curran, ExtraCare’s Development and Sales Director, will be Acting Chief Executive until January 2016 when Mick Laverty takes up his new role. Mark has been at ExtraCare since 2004 and has successfully led the Charity’s development programme which is currently opening a 212 apartment Village in Bournville, this autumn, with Bournville Village Trust and Birmingham City Council.


Six more ExtraCare Villages are under construction or in development in Birmingham, Coventry, High Wycombe, Bedford, Stoke Gifford (Bristol) and Solihull.  



  1. Congratulations ExtraCare’s Nick Abbey for a job well done – the profile enhancement and leading position in housing, well being and welfare for older people has been spearheaded by Nick and his Team supported by the Trustee’s. As an ExtraCare resident at Shenley Wood Retirement Village located in Milton Keynes, I fully endorse the ethos of independent affordable living within a vibrant community where residents, management and staff collectively contribute with caring aspirations.
    Recognising the challenges ahead and the need to be proactive to change it is heartening to see a new face bringing fresh ideas and leadership to an ever changing scene. A very warm welcome goes out to Mick Laverty, long may the ExtraCare ethos continue and flourish.
    Brian Hobbs


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