Mark Cash, CEO
As C.E.O. Mark provides strategic leadership and empowerment to Colleagues working across all Advinia’s Care Homes, and also to the company’s specialist support teams, so that we are able to provide the best possible person-centred care for Residents living with us.
After struggling to help his great-aunt find an appropriate care home in the early 2000s, Mark left a senior corporate role of 20 years to use his management experience and expertise to try and make a contribution to elderly care in the UK. Mark is passionate about ensuring that each and every Resident receives high-quality, compassionate care in all Advinia Care Homes.
Having previously worked for Sunrise Senior Living and Care UK, Mark has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in the care sector.
Mark is married and a keen follower of tennis and Liverpool FC.
Julia Bentley, COO
As C.O.O. Julia oversees the operational direction of Advinia Health Care and is a driving force behind the implementation of our core strategies and our commitment to quality care and ongoing improvement.
Working closely both with the senior leadership team and our regional teams, Julia ensures our Homes have everything they need to provide high quality person-centred care for Residents.
Having first qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse, Julia has worked in care for more than 30 years and is particularly passionate about providing quality dementia care that promotes choice, dignity and respect.
Julia is an experienced leader having previously worked for Four Season’s Health Care, Embrace and Caring Homes.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys walking with her husband and dogs and spending time with her granddaughter.
Sarah Battersby, Head of Quality and Compliance
As Head of Quality and Compliance, Sarah oversees the Quality Assurance Framework and the development and delivery of the necessary tools, systems and processes to ensure safe, high-quality person-centred care.
Sarah is also responsible for how Advinia uses electronic IT systems to improve the delivery and Resident experience of care provided in our Homes.
After many years working as a Clinical Manager in hospitals, Sarah made the move to elderly care looking for a new challenge and after receiving specialist training became passionate about clinical governance.
Sarah has experience at all levels of care having worked as a Home Manager, a Regional Support Manager and as a Regional Quality and Compliance Manager before taking her current lead role.
Sarah is married with three children and loves her very old long-haired cat and narrow-boating.
Karen Earrye, Head of Learning, Development and Engagement
As Head of Learning, Development and Engagement Karen leads a team who support all Colleagues to develop the competence and confidence needed to provide high-quality person-centred care. All the L&D resources used by Advinia are created with person-centred care as their foundation.
After an early career in neonatal nursing and children’s services, Karen developed an interest in Learning & Development following a comment from a Colleague that she had a creative way of helping people to gain new skills.
When returning to the UK after living in Germany for six years, Karen worked in a large nursing home and decided to combine her interest in L&D and passion for improving the care for those living with dementia. She has promoted engaging learning in many care providers including HC-One and Qualia.
Karen likes to cook and bake and taught herself to draw during lockdown.
Claire Kennedy, Head of HR & Recruitment
As Head of HR and Recruitment Claire is instrumental in ensuring we operate our Values-based culture across Advinia so that all Colleagues are recognised and celebrated for their hard work and commitment.
As a passionate believer that everyone should feel valued for the positive difference they make, whether in a Care role or a support role, Claire continually looks for ways to inspire and motivate teams to deliver the best possible Resident care.
Outside of work Claire enjoys riding a bike that goes nowhere (spinning), followed by indulging in a love of red wine whilst running around after her three dogs.
Jonny Shonn, CFO
As C.F.O. Jonny provides strategic finance leadership to the Advinia teams – across all Advinia Care Homes, regional support teams and support office teams.
Jonny’s commercial decision-making is grounded in his belief that all business initiatives should focus on ensuring the very best possible care experience for Residents.
Having previously worked across multiple industries in multi-site businesses, Jonny decided to move across to healthcare to deploy his commercial experience in a rewarding and fulfilling sector.
Jonny is married with 2 adult children and 2 Tibetan terriers who take up most of his spare time (when he isn’t running marathons).