Care and Support Committee

Care and Support Committee

Ingrid Fife
Chair

Ingrid is grounded in the commercial world having been an Executive Director in the medical devices industry.

Ingrid brings valued experience when serving as a Board and Committee Member for Riverside with an abundance of Non-Executive experience including serving as the Chair for Halton Housing and Vice Chair of the Regenda Group, and from Boards in the NHS including NHS Halton CCG (Governing Body Lay Member), NHS Warrington CCG (Lay Chair of Primary Care) and NHS Alliance Leadership Group (Chair). In addition to this Ingrid is a member of the Policy Advisory Committee for the Chartered Institute of Housing.

She recently joined The Riverside Group Limited (TRGL) Board in October 2017 and is the Chair of our Care and Support Committee.

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John Glenton, Riverside’s director of operations in care and support and co-chair of Spectrum, the LGBT staff group
John Glenton, Executive Director, Care and Support

John Glenton took over as the Executive Director for Care and Support in April 2016, following three years as Director of Operations. John has more than 25 years’ experience in the care and support sector.

John’s career began as a Support Worker and has held various management roles over the past 20 years covering business development, strategy and operations.

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Peter White

With over 30 years’ experience within the Police, having achieved the rank of Assistant Chief Constable, Peter has gained immense insight into managing complex community issues around hate crime and crime linked to deprivation in local communities. Peter produced and implemented the first Strategic People Plan on Wellbeing, Culture and Standards for Lancashire Constabulary, as well as their award-winning Diversity and Equality Strategy.

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Neill Skinner

Trained as a Chartered Accountant, Neill developed his experience within the financial services and corporate finance sector, leading large teams as Head of Finance. Neill’s focus on contract management and sustainable business growth strategy helped him deliver profits on previously loss-making enterprises.

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Ian Bennett

Now retired and a Riverside tenant, Ian’s career was in the media and photography. He is a former media specialist and qualified photographer and worked for some years managing media teams for companies across the Middle East. Since becoming a tenant within Riverside’s sheltered housing in Merseyside Ian has become involved in the Sefton Sheltered Tenants forum and support Riverside Care and Support’s national tenant involvement.

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Board member Andu Deutsch
Andy Deutsch

Andy has extensive experience in the food manufacturing industry in a number of Operational, Commercial and General Management roles with companies such as Unilever and Northern Foods.

He has successfully turned round under-performing businesses by improving management focus, organising and developing teams and by adding value through the development of strategic customer relationships.

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Cherry Vann

As Archdeacon of Rochdale, Cherry works particularly with the Anglican Churches of Rochdale, Oldham and Ashton. She has been a member of the General Synod of the Church of England since 2005 and was recently re-elected as Prolocutor for the Convocation of York – Chair of the House of Clergy in the Northern Province. She is also a member of the Archbishops’ Council.

Cherry has a particular interest in equality and diversity, chairing the Diocesan Disability Task Group and being a member of the national body set up to increase the number of BAME priests in senior positions in the C of E.

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Hetal Parmar

Hetal has over 15 years’ experience of working in financial services and is currently Head of Banking and Savings at Santander UK (Retail Bank), having held a number of leadership roles. He served as a Non-Executive Director on the Riverside South and Central Divisional Board between 2010 and 2016.

In October 2017 he became a valued member of our Care and Support Committee. Hetal is also on the Board of the Rushey Mead Multi-Academy Trust in Leicester, which works to make a positive difference to the staff, children and communities it serves.

Hetal has experience of financial and risk governance, performance oversight and creating integrity in decision making. He provides coaching and mentoring to help people develop their leadership skills.

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Judith Crowther

Judith currently acts as a Non-Executive Director for Incommunities Group Limited, a LSVT organisation based in Bradford with over 20,000 units of mixed accommodation. She also holds Executive roles serving as the Chair of Sadeh Lok Ltd and as a Director of Lightcliffe Golf Club Limited.

Judith was previously employed by The Riverside Group Limited as the ECHG Director of Older Peoples’ Services, and prior to this as the Interim Director of Operations for ECHG. Judith is therefore well placed when serving on our Care and Support Committee.

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