Stockport not-for-profit care provider appoints new board members


Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has appointed Rekha Patel-Harrison and Michael Hinett to its Board of Directors. In their new positions as a Non-Executive Directors, Rekha and Michael will provide strategic support to Borough Care’s Executive Team. They will be responsible for overseeing performance, governance, growth and new developments, while also having an overview of the company’s finances.

Commenting on what attracted her to becoming a Board member at Borough Care, Rekha Patel-Harrison says: “I am passionate about supporting not-for-profit organisations, which provide direct care and support to communities. Borough Care being based in the North West was also attractive to me, as I want to ensure my energy is put into supporting organisations in my region. Having been on a variety of governance boards, I bring a plethora of experience gained working in a variety of sectors.”

Michael Hinett was attracted to working with Borough Care as the company’s values match his own. Michael comments: “I love the way Borough Care presents itself and carries out its care services. Due to my career experience, I feel I will be able to add value. I have worked in social care since 2003 and strongly believe in helping people to live the best life they can.”

Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, says: “Rekha and Michael will be a great asset in helping us achieve our ambition of leading a step change in the approach to care for older people. They both bring a wealth of practical experience that we can utilise, to continue driving Borough Care forward and carry on improving the lives of our residents.”

Rekha Patel-Harrison, from Tameside, is CEO of Petrus, a homeless and community interest company based in Greater Manchester. Michael Hinett lives in Accrington and works for Fairhome Care, as Group Quality and Compliance Director.


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