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HC-One chairman Sir David Behan to step down by year-end

HC-One chairman Sir David Behan CBE is to step down from his role by the end of the year after serving three years on the board.

Behan will continue to support HC-One as a senior adviser to the care provider’s board and executive team.

As chairman, Behan directly led HC-One’s initial response to the pandemic, oversaw the appointment of chief executive James Tugendhat and the development of the latter’s executive team.

In addition, he worked with the HC-One board to support the refinancing of the company through the injection of more equity from its shareholders, with Safanad taking majority control, and the consolidation and reduction of HC-One’s debt. 

“It has been an honour to serve as chair and sit on the HC-One Board over the last three years. Throughout this time, I have always been inspired by the bravery, commitment, and dedication of our teams,” said Behan.

“I look forward to continuing to advise the board and management in supporting HC-One to achieve its mission to deliver high-quality care through kindness,” he added.

Tugendhat said: “On behalf of everyone at HC-One, I sincerely thank Sir David for his exceptional service as chair. His leadership and expertise have been invaluable in support of both our residents and colleagues.

“His steady hand and compassionate leadership at the height of the pandemic were critical, as well as his unwavering drive to deliver the highest quality care. I look forward to continuing to work with Sir David as our senior adviser and to building on our vision to be the kindest care home provider.”

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