Target Fund Managers announces new appointments


Maria Gaurino has been appointed Healthcare Director

Target Fund Managers, the external manager to Target Healthcare REIT (THRL), the UK listed specialist investor in purpose-built care homes, has made three appointments to support its growth strategy.

Maria Gaurino has been appointed as Healthcare Director, with Mark Langford joining as Finance Manager and Emma Fernandes becoming Senior Marketing Manager.

Kenneth MacKenzie, Chief Executive of Target Fund Managers, said: “Maria, Mark and Emma are all highly qualified and bring with them a wealth of experience in their respective fields. We look forward to them supporting us in building on a successful 2018 during which THRL has grown its portfolio of homes from 50 to 58.”

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Maria, who brings over 18 years of care home management and senior consultancy experience from across the UK, will primarily be responsible for undertaking thorough healthcare property analysis and reporting. This covers both future, and existing, Group care homes and the wider market, fully supporting Target’s ethos of being an engaged landlord.

Mark, who joins from Clydesdale Bank, brings over 15 years of financial planning, reporting, forecasting and accounting experience, having previously held senior roles at Shell UK and Vertex Data Science.

He will work with Finance Director Gordon Bland and his team on the financial planning and analysis, management accounting, stakeholder reporting and statutory financial reporting functions, whilst supporting senior management with a number of ongoing commercial and strategic projects across both the business and client funds.

Emma, who joins from Prudential, has over 18 years of marketing and communications experience, having previously worked at Lloyds, Standard Life Investments and RBS.


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