Care operator Hica Group has appointed a new operations director as it strengthens a management team to develop and build the Hull-based organisation.
Terry Peel, formerly Hica regional director south and west, has been promoted to take overall responsibility for operations and will be the primary contact person with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). He brings more than 20 years’ experience in health and social care to the role.
He joins a senior management team reporting to CEO Penni Brown, which also includes finance director David Harrison and Phil Hill, director of villages and business development.
Prior to Hica, Terry’s career progressed through multi-site roles to managing director level positions. He also brings extensive experience of care regulation having spent three years as a regulation inspector with the National Care Standards Commission (now CQC).
Terry said: “I am extremely excited about taking on this new role within the Hica Group. I look forward to working with our team and driving forward our commitment to provide high quality care and support across our wide service provision.
“We will continue to work proactively with our partners in care. Delivering some of the complicated services we do is a real team effort and I know everyone is determined to make a real difference to the people we support.”
Penni Brown added: “Terry’s appointment was made following an extensive review of our support services and management structure. We wanted to create a new operations director post to build on our success but also to help us meet new challenges facing the care sector. I am delighted to welcome Terry to our team.”
The Hica Group is a not for profit organisation which operates an established portfolio of 20 residential care homes, 15 of which are for older people and five for people with a learning disability; along with two retirement villages. The organisation also runs a care at home service providing approximately 11,500 hours of varied levels of support and care from four regional offices in the North of England.