LifeCare Residences is internationally renowned, with over 30 years’ experience dedicated
to enriching lives. With a commitment to providing outstanding care, authentic choice and
unrivalled hospitality, our facilities are of five-star hotel quality.
Our commitment to enriching later lives has been recognised with a number of awards across lifestyle and care specialisms including:
– HealthInvestor Senior Housing Awards 2021 (Best Hospitality, Retail and Wellness environment)
– The Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Guide (2021)
– Care Home Awards 2020 (High Commendation)
– Care Home Awards 2019 (Winner)
Neville’s appointment to the Board represents the continuation of the Cook Family legacy, having been involved with retirement communities throughout his life. Neville is responsible for all the Cook Family’s aged care and property investments. Neville was previously Development Director of LifeCare Residences and successfully delivered flagship assets Remuera Rise in NZ and Battersea Place in London. Prior to this, he worked for several years in NZ for high-end hotel and apartment developers.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jane joined LifeCare Residences as CEO in 2022. She brings extensive international experience, with over 25 years in the health sector. Having grown up in South Africa, Jane moved into leadership and management roles in health in NZ – notably retirement villages and nursing homes including responsibility for achieving results in a listed environment. Prior to this, Jane led teams in development, construction, retirement and nursing care living. She is enthusiastic to share her passion for working with people to inspire and enhance the lives of residents.
Andrew is the Director responsible for governance across all the Cook Family group’s investments. He held the position of CEO for the majority shareholder, Private Health Care (NZ) Limited, and its management company NSI Management Limited, from 2010 until 2020. Prior to joining NSI in 2006, Andrew spent over 20 years in corporate and investment banking in NZ, Australia, the UK and Scandinavia.
Daniel is responsible for LifeCare Residences’ investment and growth strategy in the UK. Daniel has a strong background in corporate finance, with experience consulting in both private and public sectors for Deloitte. In this capacity, he primarily advised on financial and strategic matters, including tax, accounting, corporate finance, and operation of finance functions.
Gary was appointed to the Board having successfully led LifeCare’s UK retirement villages and nursing homes as Chief Operating Officer for nearly four years. His Board role will provide independent oversight and constructive challenge and support to the Executive Directors. He has a wealth of experience in people management, as well as specialist skills in sales and marketing winning several quality accreditations including Investors in People and ISO 9001:2000.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Sunena is responsible for the successful operation of all LifeCare’s UK retirement villages and nursing homes. Sunena joined LifeCare in 2018 and prior to her appointment as COO was responsible for the group’s legal function, providing advice on compliance, corporate governance, people management and operations.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Siraj is responsible for the group’s finance function, supporting strategic planning, daily operations as well as the funding requirements
for new investments. Prior to joining LifeCare
Residences he worked with Ecolab as a Senior Business Partner, overseeing the finance sector of their sub-Sahara operations – driving rapid growth and expansion into new territories, as well as leading the restructure into a sustainable, profitable business.
We are both a founding and leading member of the industry association, ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators), which promotes integrated retirement communities for older people. ARCO was formed in September 2012 and seeks to ensure that all members provide a high-quality service to their customers and residents.
We are an Approved Operator under the ARCO Consumer Code. We aim to meet and exceed their standards of service and compliance and are constantly striving to drive the retirement community industry to higher levels of quality and probity. For more information on ARCO, please visit their website www.arcouk.org . The ARCO Consumer Code can be found at www.arcouk.org/arco-consumer-code.