Meet Our Team
This Team bring a vast array of experience, managing organic growth, acquisitions, and development with an impressive record of successful exits in highly regulated sectors. These skills can be leveraged by portfolio company Executive Directors.
BETTERCARE CAPITAL INVEST IN:
- Platform Roll Ups
- New healthcare opportunities
- Corporate and/ or public sector carve outs
- Special Situations including turnaround and succession opportunities
Don Patterson – Founder
Qualification: Contracted and developed more than 30 nursing homes for various operators. The Founder and majority shareholder of BetterCare and Chief Executive since 2002.
Experience: Led the sale process of Bettercare in 2005 realising sales proceeds in excess of £116m and Non-Executive Chairman of the Keys Group from incorporation in 2005.
Role: Non-Executive Chairman of the Bettercare Capital. Responsible for Management, Financial Planning, Acquisitions & Business Development.
Wendy Chambers – CEO
Phone: +44 (0) 7702 916 186
Prior to working for Bettercare Capital, Wendy was Operations Director for 10 years in one of the largest children’s homes companies in the UK, Keys Group .Wendy has also worked within the Nursing Home sector where she started as a staff nurse and later successfully managed her own Home for 8 years for Bettercare before joining the senior management team where she was an Operations Manager for 2 years. Wendy has extensive experience in operational management and business growth.
Wendy is Director for Lucas Love Healthcare and Your Medical Services in Ireland and she manages both of these Companies. Wendy is directly involves in new acquisitions and their integration into Bettercare Capital.
Wendy has had extensive experience within the health/social care sector. Following her training as a Registered General Nurse she worked in elderly care for 17 years in various senior positions. During this time Wendy completed her Degree in Health and Social Services Management. For the last 10 years Wendy has been Director of Operations for one of the largest independent children’s home companies in the UK.
Registered General Nurse
BSc Hons Health and Social Services Management
Marc Murphy – Investment Director
Phone: +44 (0) 7887 704 428
Qualifications: FCCA Qualified since 1987
Experience: Worked with CrestaCare Plc from 1989 to 1996 in key financial roles and Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary of Keys Group.
Role: CFO Bettercare Capital. Responsible for Management, Financial Planning, Acquisitions & Business Development.
Catherine Jaffrey – Financial Director
Catherine graduated from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006 with a degree in Business Management.Catherine then went on to went onto study with Accounting Technicians Ireland 2008 and Chartered Accountants Ireland 2015. Catherine has over 10 years’ experience working within the private sector.