PJ Care has appointed Lisa Andrew as Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Mark Butler, who has retired.
Andrew, who joined the neurological care provider as director of clinical operations in July last year, has more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare sector – public and private – as a nurse and in the management of mental health and neuro-disability services.
PJ Care President Neil Russell said: “Since she [Lisa] joining the company last year, she has had an extremely positive impact on staff and residents.
“We have ambitious plans for PJ Care in the coming years, including our planned new developments, and Lisa is the perfect person to help drive the business forward and realize those plans.”
PJ Care, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, is a specialist care provider for people with progressive neurological diseases and acquired brain injuries. It operates three residential services: Bluebirds and Mallard House in Milton Keynes, and Eagle Wood in Peterborough. There are also plans to set up a care center in Eagle Wood this year and another planned in Northamptonshire.
Andrew said: “I am delighted to have been promoted to Director of Operations following the retirement of Mark Butler and delighted to be part of the continued growth of PJ Care. His shoes will be hard to fill, but I look forward to working with the administrators and continuing to be part of a company known for its excellence in the health and human services sector, not only for the care and well-being – be provided to residents. but also to the staff.
Butler is stepping down after more than seven years, although he will remain on the PJ Care board as a non-executive director. He spent over 40 years in the industry first as a nurse and later as a healthcare manager.
“I want to thank Mark for all of his hard work at PJ Care over the years, helping the company develop and deliver the highest standards of care to our residents,” Russell said. “We wish him a long and happy retirement.”