Shadow Board named for proposed Anchor Hanover merger
The Shadow Board for the proposed merger of care and support services organisations Hanover and Anchor has been announced.
The 10-member Shadow Board is made up of equal numbers from each organisation and would become the Board of Anchor Hanover Group if the merger goes ahead (see BREAKING NEWS: Anchor and Hanover in merger talks).
The proposed members are: Mark Allan (Anchor); Nicola Bruce (Hanover); Julie Doyle (Hanover); Mike Green (Hanover); Richard Petty (Anchor); Richard Jones CBE (Anchor); Peter Hay CBE (Hanover); Alun Griffiths (Anchor); and Stephen Jack OBE (Anchor) (Shadow Board Vice-Chair).
As announced in May, the Chair of the Shadow Board is Hanover’s current Chair Dr Stuart Burgess CBE, who has been in post at Hanover since September 2014.
Dr Burgess said: “The members of the Shadow Board have a huge breadth of experience, including social care and housing, commissioning, development, finance, HR and operations among other areas.
“The fact that the Shadow Board is made up of people from Hanover and Anchor means the proposed new organisation has huge potential to build on the legacy of both and achieve more than either organisation could apart.”
Anchor Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft CBE is Chief Executive Designate of the new organisation