MHA appoints director of operations

Older person’s charity MHA has brought together the management of its care home, retirement living and community-based Live at Home schemes under the newly created role of director of operations, which has been filled by the appointment of Dan Ryan.

Ryan brings with him a wealth of experience across health and social care. His most recent role has been as chief operating officer for Orchard Care Homes older people’s services, and prior to that he has held posts as operations, quality, compliance and finance directors in mental health and learning disabilities services.

He also has experience of successfully working with turnaround services to drive improvements, developing new services and delivering strategic development and growth.

Prior to his operational roles, he worked for CQC’s predecessor organisation, the Healthcare Commission, where he led on the assessment of the NHS national targets and delivered a portfolio of reviews, inspections, complaints and enforcements.

Previous to that he worked for the Audit Commission, where he was the national lead for Payment by Results, and managed a programme of performance audits for a number of NHS providers and commissioners. His early career was with HM Treasury as a senior policy analyst.

Dan Ryan says: “I am delighted to be joining MHA as its new director of operations and looking forward to getting to know the three strands of services we provide in greater depth.

“There are great opportunities for MHA in bringing the management of these services closer together so we can help the older people we serve live later life well. There are great synergies between care homes, retirement living and Live at Home and I want to make sure that we maximise these for the benefit of the 18,500 older people we support and care for.”

MHA chief executive Sam Monaghan says: “We’re really pleased that Dan has joined us. His appointment is a very important one for MHA as we start to bring our new strategy to life.”


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