Peter White - Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of Operations Committee
Peter was previously a senior police officer with Lancashire Constabulary. During his policing career Peter was responsible for uniform policing in many different areas of the county as well as later gaining experience in senior roles relating to operational delivery, change management and People services. On retirement in 2013 Peter became a non-executive director with Riverside Care and Support and is now a board member of the Riverside Group as well as Chair of their Neighbourhood Services Committee. He is also Vice Chair of the board at the North West Ambulance Service and Chair of the Performance Committee. Peter brings a wealth of experience from policing, housing, health and social care sectors with particular focus on performance management and governance.
Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of Operations Committee
Cllr Louie Hamblett
Elected to Oldham Council and to the MioCare Group Board as of summer 2019, Crompton Liberal Democrat Councillor Louie Hamblett brings a wealth of knowledge having worked closely alongside Oldham’s Special Education Mental Health teams. Louie, a congenital cardiac heart patient and someone with Autism/SEND needs himself, is also the town’s Shadow Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.
Dr Zahid Chauhan is a respected GP, health and social care campaigner, committed local Labour Party councillor (Alexandra Ward) and champion of social justice and charity. Routinely reaching out to his local community, Zahid encourages people to take greater ownership of their health and wellbeing. His experience has been greatly appreciated not only by the MioCare Group (for which he was Chair until 2018) but also by BARDOC (an out-of-hours emergency service) where he serves as a non-executive director. Zahid is also is also involved in training medical students within the community at the Manchester Medical School (University of Manchester). In May 2018, Zahid took up the role of Cabinet Member for the newly formed portfolio of Health and Social Care.
Jeff Jones - Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
A business leader with a strong financial background, Jeff brings well-rounded experience across a variety of sectors to the MioCare Group Board. Jeff has a commitment to values-focused leadership that inspires people to achieve long-term, transformational change and sustainable financial results. Working for and serving as an executive board member for BDO LLP until 2015, Jeff has since been working as a consultant for Begbies Traynor PLC and has involved himself in several entrepreneurial projects, including the co-founding of GAS Music Group based at MediaCityUK in Salford.
After holding numerous HR roles for both Greater Manchester Police and the British Transport Police, Cathy was the Assistant Director of People for Oldham Council from 2012-2018. Using this experience, Cathy now works as HR Consultant for various NHS organisations which brings a useful perspective to the MioCare Group Board. Cathy has delivered workforce strategy and planning aspects of HR and has contributed to transformational change across organisations and their partners including the integration of health and social care at regional and borough levels. Cathy brings a huge amount of HR experience, a vast knowledge of the borough and vital expertise in partnership working and complex multi-sector management.
Karl has been the Managing Director of the MioCare Group since 2015 having worked in the housing, care and support sector for the entirety of his career where he held a number of senior leadership positions including Managing Director of Arena Options and Director of Supported Housing at Your Housing Group. Karl has a degree in Disability Studies and a master’s degree in Management Development. He is a Board Member of the Honeycomb Group in Staffordshire (where he chairs the Customer Service Committee) and a Magistrate. Karl brings extensive experience and skills to the organisation along with social business know-how. He is committed to playing a key role in ensuring that health and social care integration delivers significant improvements in the health and wellbeing for the people of Oldham.