Alun Thomas, Chairman
Alun has had involvement with Shaw since May 1995 and was elected as Chairman for Shaw Group when it was formed in October 2006. Previous appointments include Honorary Treasurer of Swansea Cricket & Football Club, The Prince’s Trust and Swansea Festival of Music. Alun still holds the position of Honorary Treasurer at the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust and the Welsh School in London.
Jeremy Nixey, CEO
After reading Biology at Oxford, Jeremy taught at secondary level for four years and then worked as a priest in a Cardiff parish. He then set up the Secondary Housing Association for Wales (SHAW) which created ten new Housing Associations in Wales and at one stage was developing a fifth of all new social Housing in Wales. Shaw was asked by the NHS to develop and then to manage a small specialist care home. Other NHS orders followed and Shaw won many tenders to develop and operate care homes and hospitals for Councils and the NHS. In 2006 he led the management buy-out of the business and its conversion into a staff owned company. The buy-out price became the £15 million cash endowment of a separate charity which gives grants and loans for health and care purposes.
Mike Smith, Chief Operating Officer
Mike worked in the retail sector for 20 years at brands such as Sainsburys and Boots before transferring into the care sector. He has held Operations Director roles at a number of well-known care competitors prior to joining Shaw healthcare in 2016 as Group Commercial and Operations Director. He was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in May 2019 where his responsibilities include the overall management of the care services under the Shaw healthcare group umbrella.
Russell Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Russell joined the board of Shaw healthcare (Group) in August 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. Russell previously held a number of senior positions in the Automotive Logistics and Construction industries, including being Group Finance Director of a c£200m turnover public company and Managing Director of a c£150m turnover UK logistics company. Russell attained a BSc from Loughborough University and is professionally qualified both as a chartered management accountant and a chartered tax advisor. His responsibilities include Finance, Property Services, Payroll & IT.
Scott Greenhalgh, Non-executive Director
Scott is executive chair of Bridges Evergreen Holdings, where he leads the origination and investment processes of social enterprises.
Scott has over 20 years banking and private equity experience split primarily between the UK and Germany; he was a Director of Samuel Montagu, Partner at Alchemy Partners and Managing Director at Vision Capital. Scott is a trustee of the charity Pilotlight, chairs the investment committee of German investment firm Capcellence, and was previously a member of the England Committee of the BIG Lottery Fund. He recently completed a MSc in evidence-based interventions at the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy.
Helen Black, Non-executive Director
Helen served in a number of senior Social Care roles within local government for over 35 years and was a trustee of several charities, including Chair of Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS).
She brought her significant knowledge and experience relating in particular to learning disabilities and Social Care generally to her role as a Social Care consultant. She worked from 2006 until 2010 offering her expert advice and support to a number of local authorities and NHS organisations including Birmingham City Council, Cheshire County Council, Denbighshire County Council and N.E. Essex PCT.
Alan Pilgrim, Non-Executive Director
Alan had a 30 year executive career in healthcare services and has recently been Chairman of several healthcare businesses. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the charitable Benenden Hospital, Kent and Chairman of the Governors of Haileybury, the independent school in Hertfordshire.