ExtraCare Charitable Trust announce new chief executive

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ExtraCare Charitable Trust-care industry newsThis morning the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, the UK’s leading provider of inspirational retirement villages, has announced the appointment of Mick Laverty as chief executive, from January 2016.

Mick will lead ExtraCare’s ambitious £314 million development programme which, between 2016 and 2019, will see the construction of 1,534 mixed-tenure apartments within six villages in Earlsdon, Coventry (2016), Longbridge, Birmingham (2017), High Wycombe (2018), Stoke Gifford (2018), Bedford (2019) and Solihull (2019).

Mick, a chartered accountant, was formerly chief executive of the Student Loans Company, a government-funded ‘digital exemplar’ organisation that distributes £15 billion per annum and has seven million customers.

Mick has also previously been chief executive of Advantage West Midlands, the regional development agency for the West Midlands. He has held a number of non executive director roles in the public, private and charity sectors and is currently non executive director of Birmingham’s Hippodrome Theatre.

Commenting on his appointment, Mick said: “I’m impressed by ExtraCare’s clear vision to create better lives for older people, providing inspirational homes, award-winning care services and encouraging an active lifestyle.

“I am delighted to join the Charity as it drives forward an exciting development programme that will meet the aspirations of many more older people seeking to enjoy later life in one of its villages.”

Born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Mick is married with four children and has lived in the Midlands for most of his life. He enjoys running, music, reading and gardening

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