I have worked as a legal and advisory professional for over 35 years, taking executive and non-
executive responsibility for Health and Social Care organisations across for profit and not for profit

As a partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors from 1993 until 2023, I was part a leadership team
which grew the business into a market leader in Health and Social Care. This has given me extensive experience in providing strategic advice to enterprises, public bodies and charities, on the full range of challenges they face.

I understand the complexity and practicalities of care operations and have been a trusted advisor to the sector in a variety of positions.

My breadth of experience means I work with clients mostly at a strategic level, identifying and responding to specific threats and opportunities to their organisation and building a tailored plan for every challenge or opportunity. I enjoy using my extensive network, creating effective teams and sharing the benefit of my experience to instil better business practice.


  • Delivered 20% year-on-year growth over 12 years, as part of the executive team at Anthony
    Collins (1997-2010)
  • Established Health and Social Care as a new sector for the firm and growing turnover to
    £2m over six years (2009-2015)
  • Acted as a trusted advisor to a wide range of organisations, including several Board and
    SMT-level positions
  • Developed multiple teams and managed colleagues from trainees to partners
  • Established strong relationships with key trade bodies including National Care Forum,
    Care England and the Homecare Association
  • Strategic advice to national charities on governance, risk management and contracting
    including Mind, Sense, The Salvation Army, The Scout Association, Dimensions and Anchor
  • Advising on disputes public authorities, judicial review and other public law remedies
  • Overseeing capital reduction demerger to separate family interest in £20m+ care group
  • Buying and selling businesses with values of up to £100 million
  • Heavyweight Company Law advice, boardroom and shareholder disputes

Non-executive roles

  • Non-Executive Director at J. Harris & Sons (Smethwick) Ltd. property Investment company
  • Bank of England West Midlands Agency Panel (2010-2020)
  • Chair of Rochmills Ltd. care home operator and property investment business, (2015-2017)
  • Director at Adara Group Ltd. Care home operator and property investment business (2016-
  • Director and Company Secretary – Sutton Coldfield YMCA, Learning Disability,
    Accommodation and Community Services provider (1992-2016)
  • Director at The Hothouse at Redhouse, community/families support charity (2019-present)