Somerset Care Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Ridewood as Chief Executive Officer, following his successful stewardship whilst acting as Interim Chief Executive since November 2018. During that time he has delivered against a number of challenging issues and provided strong leadership.
Gary originally joined Somerset Care Group in September 2017 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him a wealth of experience in a range of commercial sectors, including wholesale, retail, financial services, recruitment and manufacturing across Group consolidations of UK and international businesses, plc and owner managed companies, including private equity, and FCA compliance. Gary has also managed investor relations, due diligence, acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses.
In acknowledging the contribution that Gary has made to date, Somerset Care Group Chairman, Angela Dupont, added “Gary’s commercial experience, insight and expertise, coupled with his drive and passion for social care, will prove to be invaluable in driving the Group forward. I and the Board look forward to working with him and I feel confident that the care sector and all its stakeholders will benefit significantly.”
Following his appointment Gary was proud to have been charged with the role of leading Somerset Care forward and relishes the challenge ahead, “Firstly, I am grateful and honoured that the Board has presented me with this opportunity, leading the new five year plan gives us the opportunity to influence the lives of so many and support people to live the life they choose.”