A specialist team providing
specialist care

We provide specialist care for vulnerable people who present with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurodegenerative and mental health needs.

Residents who live in our homes primarily have a neurological degenerative condition such as Dementia with an underlying mental health condition which makes then inappropriate candidates for dementia care homes or residential care homes for the elderly.

Our services

“At Cornerstone, we see things differently;
we do things differently.”

We do more than the expected

We’re unique

Our approach and attitude towards specialist care have received industry recognition, but our residents always remain at the core of our service, underpinning everything we do.

Our multidisciplinary team are specialists in their field and we only recruit individuals whose values align with our own. This is why every member of our team, from ancillary workers to nurses, are dedicated to working with dignity, honesty and respect. They come to work every day to be the best they can be, with belief in their abilities to provide specialist care.

Executive management team

Our executive management team have a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector and the wellbeing and care of our residents are their main drivers.

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.

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

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.

Non-Executive management team

Stephen Collier


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.

Gunnar Sigurdsson


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.

Andrew Leek


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.

Forbes Stuart


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.

“Cornerstone offer a service unavailable elsewhere in Hampshire to meet the needs of older people with challenging behaviours as a result of mental health issues. I hold Cornerstone care to be of a higher quality than other Tier 4 homes in the area.”

Healthcare Professional