Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited (EFHL) has announced Richard Hawes as their new Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Carolynne Miller, after 13 years with the luxury care home provider.
The announcement comes at an important time for EFHL amidst expansion to increase capacity, and an occupancy rate of 94% last year.
Richard Hawes commented, “I am delighted to join Elizabeth Finn Homes in what is an incredibly exciting time. With building work having already started at The Lodge in Exeter, as well as considerable investment across all of our homes in the UK, I look forward to continuing to ensure that the Elizabeth Finn Homes name is synonymous with providing the very highest standard of care for residents.”
Richard is a Registered Nurse who trained at the Royal Cornwall School of Nursing and is a qualified Community Psychiatric Nurse, he has a Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing from Plymouth University and in 2005 competed his MBA at Keele University. He has previously served as Regional Operations Director for Barchester Healthcare, Director of Care Services at Care South and Care Director at The Orders of St John.
Henry Elphick, Chairman of EFHL, commented, “We are delighted that Richard is joining as our new Chief Executive. As a trained nurse and having worked for a number of the leading nursing home providers during his career, Richard brings with him the ideal skills to maintain the highest possible standards of care in our homes, as well as expand our portfolio. Richard is joining a very strong senior team and a highly successful business built up under the leadership of Carolynne Miller. His appointment is great news for Elizabeth Finn Homes, our staff and our residents”.