Clive Cook joined the Charity in December 2013. He is a former partner of Global Law Firm Baker & McKenzie where he enjoyed a 23 year career working in the City and emerging markets. He is well travelled and was the Managing Partner of three of the Firm’s offices in South East Asia for four years based in Singapore. Before that he was a corporate/commercial partner and member of the Managing Board of Baker’s London office having responsibility for the Firm’s finances. He and his wife Desiree have four children and during his spare time Clive enjoys photography, yoga and following his favourite football team. Clive is a keen volunteer and has done work in the past with the Samaritans and Crisis at Christmas.
Head of Care Quality and Service Development
Sarah Weekes joined the Charity in November 2016. With over 25 years’ experience within Health and Social Care Sarahis passionate aboutproviding the highest standard of care and support for residents. Sarah has worked as a Registered Manager, Regional Manager and a National Care Coordinator inspecting and directly managing several care services across the country. Before joining St Johns Sarah worked with not for profit organisations. West Sussex Social Services and Home Care providers. Sarah has experience working with lots of different services providing Extra Care housing, Specialist housing and Care in the Community. In 2014 Sarah graduated from Chichester University with a Masters degree in Leadership and Management within Health and Social Care. Sarah lives in Chichester with her husband Michael and their two children Kelly and Stuart. As a passionate supporter of Charities she has raised money for her local Hospice by completing long walks and the London Marathon. As a Vegan Sarah has an understanding of how important it is to look after your Health and Wellbeing including your nutrition and exercise. Sarah spends her free time walking with her Dog Jessie along the South Coast.
The Financial Director
Nellie Redmond joined the Charity in 2016. She is a chartered accountant who specialises in the not for profit sector. Before joining St John’s Nellie spent 7 years as a senior audit manager in London working with a number of large national charities, and then during a break to have children she was the Honorary Treasurer for a local agricultural society which organises one of the largest Agricultural Shows in the UK. Nellie and her husband Steve have 2 young children, and in her spare time she enjoys horse-riding, camping and cooking. She also supports other Charities, and is still a volunteer for the Agricultural Society, and is a Trustee for a charity supporting victims of crime.
The Property Manager
Andy Ross joined the Charity in 2012 and is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Charity’s four sites of almshouse accommodation, the two nursing homes and the Charity’s commercial property portfolio. Andy has been working mainly within the construction industry for the past thirty-five years. He served as an apprentice carpenter and joiner, gradually working his way up through into senior management roles. Andy is experienced in many aspects of building maintenance and refurbishment, as well as new build projects for various Local Authorities and private clients. His hobbies include gardening and looking after his family.
Sue Taylor joined the Charity in 2015. She specialised in orthopaedic nursing before joining the QARNNS to undertake general nurse training. Sue has experience in various nursing specialities including A&E, community nursing and elderly care. After a short career break to bring up her two sons, she returned to nursing as a care manager working with Social Services in Scotland. She returned to the South of England working as a community nurse before managing a care home for 5½ years. Before joining St John’s Sue spent another 12 years as a community nurse and as a Senior Caseworker for a National Occupational Benevolent Charity. In her spare time, she enjoys modern jive dancing musical theatre, golf and cycling.
Deborah Macartney, Matron of Moorside, joined the Charity in 2015. With 34 years as a professional nurse, Deborah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to St John’s. She started her career as a nurse for individuals with learning disabilities before achieving qualifications in Accident and Emergency nursing and as a Nurse Practitioner. On completing her Masters Degree, Deborah became a University Senior Teaching Fellow for Specialist Practice Nursing and then, as Director, led developments in community nurse education. During this time Deborah was an Executive Director of a patient safety company with specialist knowledge in risk management. She worked with the National Patient Safety Agency to deliver nurse education UK wide. Her passion is to lead in the delivery of high quality care for individuals living with dementia.
In her spare time, Deborah adores salsa dancing and writes short stories. She has recently taken an interest in photography.