Our Trustees & Directors

ExtraCare is supported by the Executive Leadership Team and a Non Executive Board of Trustees. Trustees are ultimately responsible for the charity, setting the vision, mission and values of the charity and working with the Executive Leadership Team to develop the long-term strategy.

Trustees are chosen for their experience in relevant areas such as health, social care, financial management and human resources management.

We are currently looking for trustees to work with a new Chair and offer additional skills to our experienced, talented and committed Trustee Board.

If you believe you have a valuable contribution to make in addressing the needs of older people, please apply here.

Our Chair and Chief Executive

Nick Baldwin CBE

Chair of Board of Trustees


Nick is an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director with Board level experience in the Public, Private and Not for Profit sectors.  He is an engineer and economist, who had an executive career in the utilities sector which culminated as Chief Executive of PowerGen plc.  Since then he has had a portfolio career working in a variety of governance, regulatory and advisory roles in Government and the Housing, Education and Social Care sectors. 

He is currently the Chair of Dimensions UK, a not for profit organisation providing social care for adults with learning difficulties and/or autism and a Governor of the Heart of Worcestershire College. He is also a member of the Nominations and Remuneration, Development, and Operations Committees.


Mick Laverty

Chief Executive


Mick is a chartered accountant and experienced chief executive.

Before joining ExtraCare in January 2016 he was chief executive of the Student Loans Company, a government-funded ‘digital exemplar’ organisation that distributes £18 billion per annum and has seven million customers.

Mick has also previously been chief executive of Advantage West Midlands, the regional development agency for the West Midlands. He has held several non-executive director roles in the public, private and charity sectors and is currently a Council Member and Chair of the Audit Committee at the University of Birmingham and non-executive director of Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

Born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Mick has lived in the Midlands for most of his life. Mick supports Aston Villa and enjoys running, music, reading and gardening. Mick was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands in 2018.

Our Trustees

Richard Clarke



A qualified accountant and experienced consultant, Richard’s expertise in corporate finance, accountancy, corporate tax and not for profit work is a great addition to our charity. 

He currently holds a number of non-executive positions, including Company Secretary for Amati Orchestra Limited and both Treasurer and Chairman of The Gay Gordons.

Richard holds the position of Senior Independent Director (SID) for the Trust and is also Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee, and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and Operations Committees.

David Mell




David graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Classics. He joined IBM as a Systems Engineer and enjoyed a career of more than thirty years in UK and International roles. Over the last eight years he has served on the Boards of a number of NHS Providers, Commissioners and "Arms Length" bodies. Most recently David was Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust from 2013 to August 2017. He is currently Non-Executive Director and Chair of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland NHS Facilities Management Collaborative.

David is Chair of the Operations Committee and a member of the Audit and Assurance Committee.

Richard Byrne




Having graduated from Aston University with a first class combined honours degree, Richard has amassed more than 20 years’ experience in Health and Safety and across the wider sustainability agenda, the last 12 of which have been at senior leadership levels in large, complex, higher risk businesses.

A chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, he is currently the Group Director of HSE & Fleet at Travis Perkins Plc and a non-executive director of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and chair of their risk committee.

Richard is a member of the Development Committee and represents the Trust as a Director of our trading subsidiary, ExtraCare Retail Limited.

Sue Whelan Tracey

Sue Whelan Tracy




Sue Whelan Tracy is an established non-executive director currently working with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. After over 20 years working for Barclays, Sue made a deliberate shift into non-executive work, taking on Board roles with the Independent Police Complaints Commission and JDRF.

Sue is Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Operations Committee.

Phil Riman




Phil Riman is a Solicitor and currently the CEO of the specialist corporate and technology law firm, White & Black.  Having established that firm in 2007, he led its growth and eventual merger with a listed, global, professional services group in 2018. Previously Phil worked as legal counsel at 3i, the global private equity group, supporting its business in the UK and the US. As a lawyer, he advises on domestic and cross-border transactions and is ranked as one of the UK’s leading venture capital practitioners.  

Phil is an experienced executive and non-executive director, both in the legal sector and beyond, with particular specialisms in strategy and governance.  Phil is a former governor of Cokethorpe Educational Trust. He is a graduate of University College London (winner of the Professor Dolley Prize) and of the College of Law, Guildford (with Distinction) and he qualified as a Solicitor in 1996.

Phil is Chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.


Guy Daly

Guy Daly




Professor Guy Daly is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Life Sciences) at Coventry University.  He is a member of various national UK and local groups and bodies including: Executive Member (International/Global) of Council of Deans of Health (affiliated to Universities UK), West Midlands Clinical Senate, West Midlands Combined Authority Wellbeing Board, Coventry Health and Wellbeing Board, and Non-Executive Director of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

Guy is an experienced Non-Executive Director/Governor/Board and Committee member in the NHS, further education, schools, housing and local government.  He is a trustee and current chair of the third sector social policy think-tank, The Human City Institute (HCI), as well as a trustee of ExtraCare and also of Research in Specialist and Elderly Care (RESEC), a charity which aims to improve the quality of research in specialist and elderly care.  He also served as an elected member of Birmingham City Council for eight years. 


Saba Gondal




Since 2021 Saba has been a Non-Executive Director for the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where she is the Chair of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, member of the Finance & Investment and Transformation & Integration Committees and also the NED lead for Digital Strategy: in particular digital inequalities and Capital Programmes. Saba is based in Birmingham.

Saba is a member of the Audit and Assurance Committee and Operations Committees.

Adrian Eggington




Adrian is an experienced housing and care professional with over 30 years working in many different not for profit environments across the country with over 25 years in senior management typically in operational leadership roles. He is a graduate from Aberystwyth University with a degree in Environmental Science and the University of Wolverhampton with a Master’s in Business Administration.

As well as being a Non-Executive Director for The Extra Care Charitable Trust he is currently the Deputy Chief Executive for Black Country Housing Group where he leads on Housing, Care, Asset Management and Development activities. He is a member of the National Housing Federation’s Health and Housing group as well as the Chair of Rowley Regis Towns Fund Local Board and Chair of Dudley Social Housing Partnership Group.

He has long being passionate about the difference good housing and support can make to people’s lives, especially for older people and sees the work of The ExtraCare Charitable Trust as being incredibly important and innovative which is why he is really happy to support the organisation in any way he can.

Adrian lives in Lichfield and is married with two children both of whom are away at University.

Adrian is a member of the Audit and Assurance and Development Committees.

Susan Lock



Sue was delighted to join the ExtraCare Charitable Trust Board because she feels passionately about improving the lives of older people. Sue was previously involved with the funding and development of Reeve Court in St Helens when she was CEO of St Helens Housing Association.

Sue is an experienced housing professional and leader, having served on housing associations and charity boards since the late 1980s. Including the CIH North West Regional Committee as Vice Chair and Chair and a Nationally Elected Member of the CIH Board. She has also Chaired Local Housing Consortiums, and was a Member of The Cheshire and Warrington Housing LEP and Task and Finish Groups.

Sue’s first job after graduating from Sheffield Hallam was with the Housing Regulator The Housing Corporation. Sue’s first front line role was as a Housing Officer with Places for People. Her experience at Executive level includes being CEO of Wulvern Housing. Following a merger with The Guinness Partnership in January 2017 she became Director of Strategy for Old People.

Sue retired from full time roles in May 2018 to focus on NED roles. Sue has been on the Board and Audit and Risk Committee of Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust  since 2017 becoming Vice Chair of the Board in June 2020. Sue is also a Statutory Board Appointee on a special needs lease based housing association, her third Statutory Appointment. As a NED she has gained wide and varied experience of working at a strategic level managing through others to ensure the organisations objectives are achieved in line with the vision and purpose.

Sue is a member of the Audit and Assurance Committee and of the Operations Committee.

Professor Andy Hardy



Andy is Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), one of the largest tertiary acute Trusts in the country, with an annual turnover in excess of £850m.

Andy was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2010. For the six years prior to that he was Chief Finance Officer of UHCW, as well as Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2008 – 2010.

In addition, Andy sits on a number of Boards including the following: West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, CIPFA, Warwick Business School Faculty Advisory Board, NHS Elect and Global Health Data at Work.

In January 2016 Andy was appointed Professor of Industry at the University of Warwick.  

Further to his Chief Executive Officer role, Andy was appointed as Senior Responsible Officer of the Coventry & Warwickshire STP Footprint in March 2016.

Andy is also a Director of Albany Theatre Trust, Coventry.

Andy is a member of the Audit and Assurance and Development Committees.

Harpal Baines




Harpal has been involved in adult social care for as long as he can remember. He has a proven track record in the delivery and oversight of community-based social care services for the elderly and vulnerable.

Harpal studied Chemistry at University of Birmingham, which led to him working as a community care worker and service manager.

Having completed his Level 5 in Care Leadership & Management, Harpal led a team to grow his family-run community care business with a workforce of over 200, supporting more than 500 care recipients in their own homes. As part of his journey operating care services, Harpal has come to truly appreciate the value of an effective training provider and their influence on quality outcomes for people in their care.

Harpal founded Sapphire Education & Training, a training provider delivering apprenticeships, diplomas and specialist training courses in the health & social care sector.

During his time at University, Harpal won a national championship as starting offensive lineman for Birmingham Lions American football team.

Harpal is a member of the Audit and Assurance Committee and Operations Committees.

Our Executive Directors

Kevin Willetts

Executive Director of Development, Sales & Procurement


Kevin joined ExtraCare in 2017 and is responsible for location identification and construction, sales and marketing, procurement and fundraising. 

He started work as a marine diesel engineer and very early in his career identified the importance of job satisfaction.

He became the property buyer at Coventry Churches Housing Association, during which time he witnessed and was involved in the birth of ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

Kevin then become a director at Mercian Housing Association, which was undergoing the UK’s biggest social housing development programme for an organisation of its size during that time. Following this, he became a main board director at three national plc’s with full responsibility for their social housing offering.

Before joining ExtraCare, Kevin was Executive Director of Development and Sales at W M Housing, responsible for the mainstream Housing Programme and the “Profit for Purpose” vehicle.

Kevin splits his spare time between the Midlands and the North East, where he makes the most of life, spends time with his grandchildren and fulfils his interests of walking, wine and listening to great music.

Angela Carpenter

Director of Governance & Compliance

Angie joined ExtraCare in 2013 after seeking to change sectors, stepping out of the NHS to take a part time role at the Charity. She initially joined ExtraCare as our internal auditor and since then has performed several roles, most recently that of head of finance, before being awarded the role of director of governance & compliance in 2021.

Angie is Coventry-born and graduated from Nottingham University with a BA (hons) in History.

After graduating, Angie had several roles before joining the NHS in 1999, initially working in Purchase Ledger as a temp and ultimately becoming a chief internal auditor, managing audit and assurance services provided to numerous clients, predominately within the public sector. Angie became a qualified accountant in 2008.

Angie enjoys exercise and keeping fit, playing on her Xbox and listening to music.

Chris Skelton

Executive Director for Corporate Resources


Chris joined ExtraCare as finance director in 2004, becoming executive director of corporate resources in 2017. He currently leads the corporate functions of Finance, People, IT, Project Management Office and the Retail subsidiary.

Chris, originally from Lancashire, graduated from Sheffield University in 1982 with a degree in accounting and financial management.

He joined Reed Elsevier plc Accounting Training Scheme and on becoming a qualified accountant, moved into their regional newspaper division. He remained in the newspaper industry for 20 years, working on the launch of Europe’s first daily free newspaper in Birmingham and the management buy-out of Yorkshire Post Newspaper Group. He held several senior positions including group finance director and then managing director for the last ten years, most latterly at Lancaster and Morecambe Newspapers Limited where he also had responsibility for TMX magazine.

Joanna Grainger

Joanna Grainger

Executive Director for Operations


In 2021, Jo joined ExtraCare as executive director for operations and is responsible for the management of all the charities villages, schemes and homes.  Jo and the team are accountable for the delivery of care and wellbeing services, catering, asset management and maintenance, resident complaints and engagement.

Before joining ExtraCare, Jo was executive director of care and support for a large housing association in the East Midlands, where she led the delivery and development of specialist housing and care, including homelessness provision, extra care and nursing homes.  Prior to this Jo worked with a housing association in South Staffordshire to set up a care and support business to support the development of extra care services. 

Jo has worked within social/ specialist housing and regulated care services since 1987, and is passionate about promoting people’s independence, delivering great services whilst achieving compliance and key strategic objectives.

Jo has lived in Wolverhampton all her life; she has a holiday home in Wales and enjoys walking her dog (Betty) on the beach and in the beautiful Snowdonia countryside (and a pint or two in the local pub).