Who is behind Evermore?
Evermore was created by a team with a passion: to provide older people with the option to live an independent life to the full, surrounded by people who care. An attractive, secure, warm and engaging alternative to the current residential care model.
The senior staff combine the best of commercial, public sector and policy experience. They are united by a common desire to change the system.
Meet the team.
Sara McKee Founder & Market Innovation Director
Sara is on a mission to revolutionise the lifestyle choices for older people, abolishing the current institutional models and building homes where love matters. Her extensive experience in market innovation and business transformation for start-ups, small to medium enterprises and large corporates makes her a force to be reckoned with. Combine this with her unbeatable connections and ability to influence policy through roles like Chair of the Centre for Social Justice’s Older Age Review, and there’s no doubt that Evermore will become the beacon for innovative services for older people.
Dr Bill Thomas Global Chair
Dr. Bill Thomas is an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, and physician who is internationally recognised as expert on elderhood and geriatric medicine. He is the founder of a global non-profit The Eden Alternative
, which works to improve the care provided to older people, creator of The Green House
®, and co-founder of ChangingAging
. A self-confessed nursing home abolitionist, Bill is special adviser to the Evermore senior team and advocate of the Evermore brand globally.
Victoria Metcalfe Dementia Guiding Light
Following 25-years championing justice and a voice for people living with dementia, Victoria has taken the plunge, immersed herself in the Evermore mission and is our Guiding Light. She believes passionately in helping people with dementia live a life that makes sense in the way that they want, all based on a deep understanding of who someone is and what is important to them. Everyone should be able to say ‘you know me so well’ and soon they will! Victoria leads Evermore’s transformation programme The Evermore Way™ and is committed to our long-term mission to enable people to Live Happy
in the heart of their community.
David Springthorpe Chief Financial Officer
David is a senior commercial leader bringing a wealth of experience operating at board level in Blue Chip companies from Virgin Atlantic to BAA Heathrow Airport. Most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Anchor he led business strategy & transformation, property management & new build development, procurement & IT, in addition to his core role in Finance. David was responsible for re-shaping the broad Anchor business and he introduced the development of Retirement Care Villages into Anchor, the first two of which are under construction for opening in 2015. David’s financial acumen combined with his commerciality and entrepreneurial spirit provides even greater strength to the Evermore team.
Nick Hynes Property Director
Nick is a Chartered Surveyor who left MEPC, at the time one of the largest property companies in the UK, in order to found Magnus. He has been Managing Director for over 25 years and has over 37 years’ experience in commercial property investment, development and funding. Nick has been responsible for developing over 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, 450,000 sq ft of industrial space and over 1m sq ft of refurbished office space. He has also developed a variety of amenities including a Gym, Restaurant and Nursery.
Rebecca Johnston Brand Guardian
From the Arctic Circle to St James’ Palace, Rebecca’s public relations career has spanned 15 years, several continents and a gamut of industries. Rebecca’s expertise lies in helping organisations identify and develop the stories that connect and engage with their target markets, raising brand awareness and enhancing reputations in order to grow the business. Her passion is working with organisations that truly make a difference to people’s lives and she can’t wait to share Evermore’s story with you.
In developing Evermore, the senior team has consulted with industry experts who boast extensive aged care and health sector experience, commercial nous and most importantly, passion to make a difference.
Dr Bill Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative and Green House Project, is one of the organisation’s key supporters. An international expert in elderhood and geriatric medicine, Bill said Evermore represented the opportunity to reinvent residential living for older people in the UK.
Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age by Bill Thomas at TEDx
It’s time to give older people a future they can look forward to rather than fear, one where later life can be a fulfilling and happy time. This is essential if we want to encourage everyone to plan for their older age, and I believe Evermore can transform the UK model in order to achieve this.