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About Cornerstone Healthcare A specialist team providing specialist care

Since 1994 we have been caring for people with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological, physical and mental health needs. We are one of the few specialist providers of this type of care and we are the only provider with this as our sole focus in the South East of England.

Our vision and values

At Cornerstone Healthcare, we only recruit people who share our values and vision for our residents. Our values are simple, honest and put our residents at the front of everything that we do.

Meet Dr Bob – he embodies our values and acts as a daily reminder to all our staff of the qualities needed within our company.

Executive Management Team

Our Executive Management Team have a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector and the well being and care of our residents are their main drivers.

Cornerstone specialist nursing home chairman Stephen Collier

Stephen Collier Chair

Stephen is also Chair of NHS Professionals, and a non-executive Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is the former Group CEO of BMI Healthcare. Stephen is a leader in the healthcare sector and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team.

Cornerstone specialist nursing home chief executive Johann van Zyl

Johann van Zyl Group Chief Executive Officer

Johann has many years’ experience leading successful teams, having recently led the management team behind the success of a national neurological care provider. Johann is an inspirational leader and he is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to our residents and their families.

Cornerstone specialist nursing home chief operating officer Dara Ni Ghadhra

Dara Ní Ghadhra Chief Operating Officer

Dara has over 25 years’ experience working at a senior level with mental health, neurological and brain injury healthcare providers. Dara is an innovative manager with the residents’ care and well-being at the heart of all her decisions.

Jens Kleyenstuber Cornerstone Finance Director

Jens Kleyenstuber Finance Director

Jens has extensive experience in the care sector as Head of Commercial Finance for both Lifeways Group and the Cambian Group. This knowledge, gained in private equity, will help in delivering growth at both the strategic and financial level.

Cornerstone specialist nursing home executive director Gunnar Sigurdsson

Gunnar Sigurdsson Director

Gunnar is the Managing Director for Kvika Securities Ltd. Gunnar has spent most of his career in the financial sector, working with commercial banks and investment banks in Europe and the United States and on private equity investments in the UK since 2004. Gunnar has an MBA degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Cornerstone specialist nursing home executive director Andew Leek

Andrew Leek Director

Andrew has been investing and running businesses for over 20 years. Andrew has invested and worked across a huge variety of sectors: from nutritional milk shakes to open cast coal mining, jewellery retailing to judicial services. Andrew is a non-executive director working with Johann and Dara on longer term strategy for the business.

Cornerstone specialist nursing home executive director Forbes Stuart

Forbes Stuart Director

Forbes is one of the founding partners of Ignite Growth LLP. He was previously Group Commercial Director of Cambian Group plc and prior to this was a Director at GI Partners, where he was focused on investing into UK Healthcare services.

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