Greensleeves Care Senior Team

The Executive Team

We benefit from a really strong and well-established Greensleeves Care senior team with a range of skills and experience and a passion for making the lives of older people better. This is backed up by a Board of Trustees that bring genuine diversity, objectivity and scrutiny to the Trust.

Paul Newman (Chief Executive)

Paul NewmanPaul has been Greensleeves Care Chief Executive since June 2013. He supports the charity with a wealth of experience in the health, social care and not-for-profit sectors. His previous roles included Chief Executive of The Benevolent Society and Managing Director at the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Paul also holds a number of non-executive roles in the care sector. He is Chairman of the UK Committee on Ageing Societies at BSI (British Standards Institution) and Vice Chairman of King’s College Hospital Charity in London. He is also a Board Director of the National Care Forum. In his spare time, Paul enjoys architecture, visiting museums and galleries, travel and baking.

Chris Doherty (Chief Financial Officer)

Chris DohertyChris has been the Chief Financial Officer of Greensleeves Care since September 2014.

His previous appointments have included senior financial positions at blue chip multinational companies including Rolls-Royce, Bank of America, Kleinwort Benson and HSBC (formerly Midland Bank).

Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching rugby and cricket.


Geraint Williams (Director of Business Development)

Geraint WilliamsGeraint joined Greensleeves in 2016 having worked in the health and social care sector since 2010. He has worked for a number of different care companies filling a variety of roles and initially working as a Home Manager. His later roles have been in senior sales and marketing positions. The early part of Geraint’s career included 16 years in the Royal Navy serving as an Operations Officer on submarines.

Geraint likes to spend his spare time with his 19-year old son, three-year-old daughter and his partner. He likes to travel, watch Welsh rugby and enjoy a good read.

Julie Clarges (Director of Quality and Compliance)

Julie Clarges, Acting Director of Quality

Before being appointed to the role of Director of Quality and Compliance, Julie was Quality Manager at Greensleeves Care.

Julie worked as a social worker for over 15 years before moving in to the private domiciliary and then charity sector, focusing on working with the elderly throughout.

In her spare time Julie enjoys horse-racing, walking and holidaying in the Lake District. As with all of our colleagues, the Greensleeves Care Senior Team, live and breathe our values.  Find out more about our ethos and values.

Tracy Nelson (Divisional Director – East of England and Midlands)

Tracy NelsonTracy joined Greensleeves Care in May 2019 and is our Divisional Director for The East of England and Midlands.

Tracy has over 20 years’ experience working with the Elderly, metal health and learning disabilities within Adult Health and Social Care, including Residential and  Nursing Care Homes, Supported living and Domiciliary Services.

In her spare time Tracy enjoys her family, travelling and cooking.

Shona King (Divisional Director – London and Kent)

Shona KingShona joined Greensleeves Care in January 2020 and is our Divisional Director for all homes in London and Kent.

Shona’s early career started within the field of Mental Health. Her Operations Management and Director experience has been with both private and not-for-profit organisations. Previous operational oversight has incorporated homes specialising in supporting adults with Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities, Elderly Care and Dementia.

Outside of work Shona enjoys photography, architecture, the arts, science, nature and spending time with loved ones.

Mandy Whittingham (Divisional Director – South and West)

Mandy WhittinghamMandy joined Greensleeves Care in January 2020 is our Divisional Director for South and West.  She is a registered general nurse having qualified in 1987 and has worked in healthcare ever since.   As well as working in the NHS she has worked in a variety of settings including the private sector and charitable organisations.  She has experience of working with people with acute illness, long term care needs, those living with dementia and people with mental health and learning disabilities.   She has also spent two years as Director of Health and Social Services in the Falkland Islands for the Falkland Islands Government.

Outside of work she enjoys travel, walking holidays, and spending time with family and friends.  She has also sheered a sheep and can identify the five varieties of penguins that breed in the Falkland Islands!