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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.

We have an experienced, talented and committed Board of Trustees, all of whom share our vision of promoting balanced communities which are accessible to all older people regardless of their financial status or housing tenure. 

Vacancies periodically arise on our Board and we welcome applications, including from our residents. Our Trustees are unpaid (expenses are reimbursed) and all give their time and expertise in a voluntary capacity. Appointments are based upon skills which our Board may require from time to time.

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.


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.

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 and has previously been 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.

Mark Chamberlain


A graduate of Bristol University and Imperial College Business School, Mark is an experienced consultant and change agent in HR and People Transformation.

With over 15 years’ experience he is an accomplished, senior executive operating at board and executive level having held challenging and complex roles, across multiple jurisdictions and geographies.

A critical thinker, he combines an analytical approach with intelligence, passion and commitment to consistently deliver results. He champion of diversity and inclusion in all its forms and is delighted to join the board of ExtraCare.

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.

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.

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.

Janet Houlis


Janet Houlis is an accomplished business leader who combines commercial aptitude with a people-centric approach to deliver change, improve services, and achieve unparalleled customer excellence within organisations.

With over thirty-three years’ experience within HR, operations and change management, Janet has a proven track record in directing change interventions, steering strategic planning and execution across multi-disciplined National and International communities, working with CEO’s, Global HRDS, Global Finance Directors, Operation Directors, Support Services, supporting both large corporates and SMEs within highly regulated environments.

She has championed diversity and inclusion throughout her career, supporting clients taking meaningful steps on their Anti-racism, Equity Diversity Inclusion & Belonging journeys, ensuring employees remain at the heart of their business.

Janet is a trained People Professional and Mentor. A Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (MCIPD), a Women on Boards Member, an Advisory Board Member and an appointed Trustee. Janet also holds a Diploma in Professional Coaching (Distinction), Coaching & Mentoring International (Wolverhampton).

Phil Riman


Phil Riman is a strategy consultant, specialising in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as an investor and entrepreneur. He has founded a number of companies and held a variety of board positions, including in the technology, legal and strategy sectors. He is currently, amongst other things, a director of a technology company in the home automation sector.

Phil is an experienced executive and non-executive director with particular specialisms in strategy and governance. He previously worked at 3i, the global private equity group, supporting its business in the UK and the US.

A qualified Solicitor, Phil was for many years the CEO of a specialist legal firm and led its merger with a listed, global, professional services group in 2018. He is a former governor of Cokethorpe Educational Trust and a graduate of University College London (winner of the Professor Dolley Prize) and of the College of Law, Guildford (with Distinction).

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

Gary Swabel


Gary is a tech entrepreneur with extensive experience in the Retail, Education and Construction sectors.

After graduating in London specialising in Corporate Finance, Gary began his career at the global semiconductor multinational Texas Instruments.

Gary went on to work in strategy and M&A at Kingfisher plc, helping to set up a pan-European electronics division based in Paris, France. Whilst in Paris he launched the internet service provider Libertysurf, a joint venture between Kingfisher and LVMH which sold to Tiscali for €0.9bn.

Gary returned to the UK, becoming a main board director of Redstone Communications, a UK telecoms provider, and more recently he has been involved in founding a number of pioneering UK tech start-ups.

Gary is an experienced executive and non-executive director with a background in strategy and technology. He is Chair of Trustees of the Hasmonean Multi Academy Trust and is a non-executive director for Extracare Retail. He has a strong grasp of commercial and legal issues, standards, and governance and is a member of the Operations Committee.

Kim Wootton


Since 2014 Kim has been an Operations Director for one of the UK’s leading providers of services to people in financial difficulty with a focus on grants, money, debt, welfare and water and energy assistance with an earlier career gained in the utilities sector in business and customer relations roles.

Kim is based in Sutton Coldfield. Kim is a member of the Operations and Development Committees.

Our Executive Directors

Angela Carpenter

Executive Director 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. She was promoted to Executive Director in early 2022.

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.

Matt Rickards

Interim Executive Director Operations

Matt joined ExtraCare as Head of Finance in 2021, becoming the Project Director in 2023 and Interim Executive Director Operations in 2024. He currently leads the Operations, Property and Environment, and Quality, Compliance and Performance teams.

Matt is from Derbyshire and graduated from Leeds University in 2007 with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He became a qualified accountant whilst working as an auditor for Grant Thronton, before moving into the social housing sector with Derwent Living. He spent nine years there, becoming Managing Director before moving over to their parent company, Places for People, as an Operational Director for Social Housing in the North of England.

He has always been a keen sportsman and enjoys spending his spare time either coaching a football team at his local grassroots club, or watching any sport including being a season ticket holder at Derby County.

Chris Skelton

Executive Director 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, Property Sales, Marketing 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.