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Two senior appointments at FourSynergy Group

by Lisa Carr

FourSynergy Group has made two senior appointments to support its ambitious growth plans – Nigel Robertson as its new non-executive chairman and Helen O’Doherty as CEO of the Group’s development and construction company, Fairhome Property Group.

Nigel Robertson will provide strong, independent leadership to the FourSynergy Group board as non-executive chairman, while Helen O’Doherty will lead plans to boost the supply of specialised supported housing in the UK.

Nigel has more than 40 years’ experience, gained across a range of sectors including international retail, people centred care, private equity investment and commercial insurance. He has held board level positions in both publicly listed companies and private equity backed businesses including Morrison’s, Ocado, and Marks and Spencer.

At Marks & Spencer, he served for five years as VP of its US subsidiary, Kings Supermarkets USA, based in New York. At Ocado, Nigel was part of the original set-up team and later went on to become Senior Independent Director of Morrison’s Supermarkets PLC.

In the Private Equity sector, he has held senior roles at Early Learning Centre, Covenant Healthcare, Care Fertility and Aston Lark Insurance.  As chairman at FourSynergy Group, Nigel will have a particular focus on governance, strategic planning and performance.

Nigel said: “I’m delighted to be joining the FourSynergy Group team and to be part of its exciting plans for the UK’s social care sector. I decided to take up the role as I was impressed by the group’s vision for providing more high-quality housing and care and support to the vulnerable adults in the UK.

“The next few years will see the company grow and I intend to bring my many years of experience in some of the UK’s leading companies to help the group achieve its plans.”

Helen brings more than 20 years’ public and private sector experience to the role including expertise in property investment and development, partnership working and regeneration, healthcare estates and asset management.

She has previously held senior roles with major housing and construction companies including Barratt Developments, Wates Property Services and Keepmoat Homes where she has successfully delivered a number of large scale housing and regeneration schemes in partnership with the public sector. In the public sector she has over 10 years’ experience working in housing and regeneration with Salford and Liverpool city councils and the Homes & Communities Agency.

Helen said: “I’m incredibly excited to be starting work at Fairhome Property Group which will continue to play a leading role in the provision of specialised supported housing for vulnerable adults in the UK.

“Delivering more high-quality housing and better care and support to vulnerable adults in the UK is what drives the whole team. My primarily role is to focus on creating housing that can meet the needs of the clients our housing and care provider partners support to make a real difference to their lives.“

Alyssa Rhymes, FourSynergy Group Chief Operating Officer, said: ““Since launching FourSynergy Group last year we have been steadily building a team which is starting to realise our ambitions for social care, housing and investment in the UK.

“Nigel and Helen bring a wealth of experience which will be invaluable to the Group’s aim of creating a viable and sustainable future for specialised social housing.”

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