Management Team

Peter Smith - Managing Director

Peter Smith 2018

Peter has worked both nationally and internationally with 20 years’ experience in independent care. Peter trained and worked as a nurse in New Zealand before coming to England in 1991 and held a number of managerial posts in the NHS before joining the independent sector in 1998.

Peter graduated from Kingston University with a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies in 1996 and an MBA in 2003 where he was awarded the Glaxo Smithkline Prize.

He has a broad experience both managerially and clinically holding various posts including Hospital Director, Director of Nursing and Operations Director across his career to date.


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.

Marcus Foster - HR Director

Marcus Foster 2017Marcus is the HR Director of Danshell Group. Based in the York central support office, Marcus joined the company in October 2017.

Marcus has a wealth of experience, having begun his career in HR almost 20 years ago. He has a passion for all things people focussed, saying "I thrive in environments where people are truly treated and recognised as the key to business success".

Living in a very quiet village means Marcus spends his time outside work cycling, walking Sid the dog, and enjoying country life to the full.

Melinda Glover - Operations Director Scotland and South East

Melinda Glover 2017Melinda has worked within the social care field for 24 years, the past 12 of which as a senior manager across the statutory, voluntary and commercial sectors. Melinda has experienced a number of fields in her career such as Mental Health, Older People, Children and Adult Learning Disability and specialist services, predominantly within the fields of learning disability, physical disability and autistic spectrum disorder. Melinda has previously worked in Operational Management Roles, specifically with failing services, and Project management and Service Improvement Roles in Quality Assurance.

In her role as the Operations Director for our Scotland and South East regions, Melinda enables her teams to provide person centred, quality care by supporting her staff and maintaining excellent standards throughout our services.

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