Dr Sanjeev Kanoria (MBBS, FRCS, MBA, PhD), Founder and Chairman
Sanjeev is a doctor, scientist and entrepreneur. A liver transplant surgeon who has worked at some of the best liver transplant centres internationally, Sanjeev received a category 1 PhD from University College London, for seminal work in reducing liver injury. He has published numerous scientific papers on liver transplant and robotics in major scientific journals and was an invited author for the chapter on liver diseases in the oldest and most well-known textbook for surgery, the Bailey & Love surgery textbook, read by thousands of surgical students around the world.
Sanjeev received an MBA from London Business School and worked at McKinsey & Co in London. Along with his wife, Sanjeev is the owner and Co-Founder of Advinia Health Care Ltd with 3,300 care home beds in the UK providing high quality care to those living with dementia, or needing nursing care, and providing employment to more than 3,000 people. He is also the Deputy Chairman of Austrian Anadi Bank, one of that country’s oldest banks, providing banking services to the provincial governments of Austria, and known for its innovations in digital banking.
Mike Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Mike started his career in retail at the age of 16 holding a number of senior roles before entering the care sector 16 years ago. Mike has worked for a number of care providers and is also an active Board Trustee for a Hospice and Mental Health provider.
Together with the team at Advinia, Mike is committed to ensuring the Advinia values and mission statement can be felt across every home we operate as we strive to deliver, safe quality care.
Kate McConville, Head of Quality and Compliance
As Head of Quality and Compliance, Kate 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.
Kate is also responsible for how Advinia uses electronic IT systems to improve the delivery and Resident experience of care provided in our Homes.
Kate qualified as a nurse in 2008 and has worked in Adult Care Homes for many years, being awarded the ‘Queen’s Nurse’ title in 2017, the values of which she continues to uphold. Kate has experience at all levels of care having worked as a Care Assistant, Nurse, Home Manager and Regional Quality and Compliance Manager before taking her current role.
Kate enjoys many outdoor pursuits including outdoor swimming and paddle boarding. She has recently taken up hill walking and is currently training to walk Munros in Scotland.