Our team

Steve Travers - Chief Executive Officer

Steve TraversSteve leads the senior management team and is responsible for the Management of the Company and delivering the Strategy set by the Board. As a Board Director he has key involvement in setting strategy.

Steve specialises in working for privately-owned Companies effecting mergers and acquisitions and driving growth.

He was previously the Group Corporate Development Director for the Priory Group, a role he held for over eight years, leaving the company following the successful sale of the business to Acadia Healthcare, Inc .  During his time at Priory Steve was a key member of the Executive team and contributor to growing the group, broadening the service provision from two to four divisions, launching a new elderly care business, and increasing the number of sites operated from 60 to over 420.

Before joining Priory, Steve held a number of operational and finance senior management positions. Prior to this, Steve trained as an accountant with Ernst and Young in London before moving in to corporate finance.

David Jackson - Chief Financial Officer

David JacksonDavid manages the financial strategy and finance team for the business, as well as the group’s banking relationships and is a member of the Board. 

David is a chartered accountant with a strong commercial background within the services and healthcare sectors, and has extensive experience of commercial contracting, building businesses organically and by acquisition, systems development, HR and operational financial management.

David’s most recent role was as Finance Director at Active Assistance (UK) Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing specialist healthcare providers.

Immediately prior to this he was (founder) CFO at Enara Group, a domiciliary care business, until the successful sale of the business to Mitie plc in October 2012, and prior to this held finance director roles at a number of private and listed companies.

Lisa Deane – Chief Operating Officer

Lisa DeaneLisa is in charge of the Operations teams of the business, managing day-to-day operations and delivering the operational strategy set by the Chief Executive and Board.

Lisa’s most recent role was as Regional Director (Interim) for The Regard Partnership, a national LD care provider.

Prior to this she was the Operations Director / Chief Operating Officer for Craegmoor, one of the largest learning disability and care providers in the UK, managing the operations in relation to over 200 services. 

During Lisa’s five and a half years at the company she was instrumental in the evolution of the business from a average acuity care provider, to one which now cares for some of the most complex individuals with autism/learning disabilities in the UK.

Prior to this Lisa held management roles at The Voyage Group and Durham County Council.

Gary Laville –Quality / H&S Director

Gary LavilleGary is responsible for all matters relating to the quality of our services and health and safety for the group, in addition to regulatory matters.

Gary has worked with people with learning disabilities for over 30 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for a new care provider.

Prior to this Gary was the Director of Quality for a national care provider, creating a sense of what good looked like and what worked for individual people.  He had a material impact on the regulatory ratings of the homes under his remit through working closely with the home managers and other professionals within the organisation.

Before this Gary worked in and managed a number of homes.