Management Team

Efi Hershkovitz - Executive Chairman

Efi Hershkovitz 2017

Efi is a successful entrepreneur in the UK healthcare industry with 20 years' experience in care sector development and operation. In 1994, Efi founded Forest Healthcare Limited which he grew from a single site development in Northwest London into a specialised healthcare group offering 14 facilities, managing over 850 beds and employing 1,000 staff. The portfolio included Ellern Mede Eating Disorder, a specialised adolescent eating disorder facility and the Borehamwood Care Village, one of the largest and most unique specialist care facilities in the UK with 178 beds and providing various categories of care under one roof. Forest was sold in 2007.

The Danshell Group was founded in 2010, following the purchase of Oakview Estates who provides treatment and care of young people, aged 12 to 18, detained under the Mental Health Act. In November 2011, the Group entered into a management agreement to run six care homes in Scotland, and in 2012, it acquired seven adult mental health facilities and one adolescent unit. In 2013 Efi expanded the Danshell Group further with the purchase of a further 22 facilities.

Mel Ramsey - Chief Executive Officer

Mel Ramsey 2017Mel Ramsey is the Chief Executive Officer of the Danshell Group, having been appointed in April 2016.

Mel has a wide range of experience with more than 20 years within the healthcare sector. She joins Danshell from New Century Care, where she managed a business with 27 care homes, supporting more than 1200 people. Other roles include senior positions at Embrace Group and Craegmoor, part of the Priory Group.

A qualified nurse, Mel has significant experience developing and maintaining robust clinical governance systems and a proven track record in delivering market leading services in the sector.

Mel works alongside her fellow directors to ensure that Danshell continues to provide the very highest quality of care and support to service users.

Clynt Hall - Finance Director

Clynt Hall 2017Clynt is the Finance Director of Danshell Group, having been appointed in July 2016.

Clynt has extensive experience in senior finance roles and healthcare, having previously worked for Bupa's Care Services division, who at the time operated around 300 care homes and supported over 18,000 residents. Prior to that, Clynt worked for a number of other successful multi-site businesses.

As a qualified accountant, Clynt has had a wide range of experience leading finance teams and supporting businesses to enable them to grow and ultimately improve their financial performance.

Clynt is Dad to two young children, and enjoys spending his time outside of work having some quality time with his family.

Ori Zaidman - Corporate Service Director

Ori Zaidman 2017Ori is an Air-Force veteran (Major) who retired from service and joined Danshell in 2011. With his extensive military operational leadership background, Ori leads the expansion strategy in Danshell and is now in charge of all operational, financial and corporate integration processes in the expanding Group. 

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