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Introduction to our new Non-Executive Chairman, Ian Brokenshire

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Peninsula Care Homes are delighted to announce that Ian Brokenshire has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman. This newly created role is part of the company’s continuing investment in its exciting future growth plans. 

Peninsula has five care homes, each with their own unique character, providing exceptional care across South and East Devon. The homes offer a choice of residential care, nursing care and dementia care in both city and countryside locations. Originally founded by David and Isobel Arnold, Peninsula is proudly run as a successful family business for the last 20 years.

Louise Arnold, Managing Director of Peninsula, said: “Ian’s appointment will bring further experience to our board, will enhance our governance structures, and provide insights and advice to support our exciting future growth plans. Ian’s skills enable us to deliver our vision of exceptional care to residents and our employees, to meet the challenges of a changing social care environment and to grow without losing our essential character built over many years. Ian’s background means he brings a wealth of insight and experience to Peninsula, as well as the relevant attributes and skills to provide independent oversight. 

Ian is a Non-Executive Director on the Advisory Board of Cygnet Health Care and is Chair of Cygnet’s Audit and Risk Committee. Cygnet Health Care is one of the largest UK providers of behavioural, mental health and social care services.

Ian has also recently retired from a long and distinguished career at KPMG, spanning 35 years. Ian was Senior Partner of KPMG across the Southwest Region where he advised growing family businesses across a wide range of sectors, bringing constructive challenge, insights, commercial acumen and pragmatic advice. He was on the KPMG UK Healthcare Leadership team and has been successfully working with and advising many of the UK’s most significant healthcare organisations, including behavioural health, elderly care and nursing agencies.

Ian added: “In any Non-Executive role it is the team of people in the organisation that I look for first. Peninsula has such an amazing culture and is successfully run by the Arnold family. It has talented staff who show such professionalism every day. Peninsula provides high-quality care to residents and has a positive impact on people’s lives every day, I feel proud and honoured to be able to help Peninsula grow and succeed.”