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.
Heather Laffin – CEO
Phone: +44 (0) 7921 640 320
Qualifications: BSc Hons – Health & Social Services Management.
Experience: Various Nursing Posts, Operations Director of Bettercare & CEO of Keys Group.
Role: CEO Bettercare Capital. Responsible for Management, Financial Planning, Acquisitions & Business Development.
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.
Nicky Simmonds – Project Director
Phone: +44 7508 559037
Qualifications: Qualified General Nurse, BSc(Hons) Health & Social Care, Diploma in Management Studies
Experience: Various Nursing management posts, Private Hospital Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Operations Director Positions throughout Healthcare Sector.
Role: Project Director – Support Service to oversee the commissioning of new investments and smooth operational function of Bettercare Capital Investments.