Riverside has appointed its new Group
Director for Care and Support - Léann Hearne, who is currently
Operations Director for ExtraCare Charitable Trust.
Léann will replace Derek Caren, who led
Riverside’s sheltered and supported division, Riverside
ECHG for five years.
Léann has a wealth of experience in the
caring and business sectors and is proud to have led ExtraCare to
become a strong and high performing provider of older people’s
Chief Executive of Riverside, Carol
Matthews, said: "We chose Léann from an exceptionally strong
group of applicants. We admire her commitment to excellent
service and her track record of generating extra funding for new
and existing developments, particularly in light of the current
climate of sector cut backs.”
Léann is looking forward to the challenge
of leading Riverside ECHG, which employs over 1,000 staff and
provides housing and support for some of the most vulnerable people
in society. And she’s excited about shaping and influencing
the whole business through her wider role as Group
Léann said: “I’m looking forward to
the challenge of developing the vital work of Riverside ECHG.
Never has there been a greater need to ensure that our most
vulnerable citizens have shelter and