Meet The Board

Andrew Ovey, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew joined RV following the acquisition by AXA IM – Real Assets, where he is head of healthcare and responsible for originating, executing and managing healthcare real estate investments, including hospital, long term care and assisted living investments across Europe. Andrew was previously a partner at Lodestone Capital, an operational real estate investment group focused primarily on value-added healthcare and hotel opportunities. Prior to that, he was the investment director at Health Properties, the investment arm of Circle Holdings, the UK private hospital operator.

Neil Donaldson, Group Finance Director

After earlier senior finance roles in the IT industry, Neil moved across to the care sector seven years ago. Initially with a provider of residential services to adults with learning difficulties, and then more recently with a nationally based elderly care home provider. He brings a wide range of board level experience having managed the finances of these organisations during a difficult and financially challenging period within the wider care industry. Neil is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

William Crawford, Group Development Director at Retirement Villages Group

Will Crawford, Group Development Director

Will joined Retirement Villages in 2015 and is the Development Director with overall responsibility for growing the portfolio through acquisitions and development. Will has acquired and developed out numerous development opportunities in the leisure, commercial and residential sectors having previously worked for such companies as Whitbread, Arlington and Kilmartin. Will is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).

Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess, Group Sales & Marketing Director

Sarah has considerable experience in the residential property industry, in both estate agency, as well land and new homes, specifically focusing upon retirement housing sales. She is responsible for overseeing the group’s marketing with direct responsibility for all property sales. This encompasses the dedicated in-house agency service, acting for residents and their families at the time their property is sold.

Oscar Russell, Group Estates Director

Oscar joined Retirement Villages in 2014, and has overall responsibility for ensuring the smooth operation and management of the villages and their estates. Oscar previously worked in the Leasehold Block Management sector, managing large portfolios in and around London for some of the leading house builders and developers. Oscar is a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management (MIRPM) and an Associate of RICS.

Christina Edwards CBE – Non-Executive Director

Christina Edwards CBE, Non-Executive Director

Christina has a lifetime of experience at senior management and director level in the National Health Service, the Department of Health and in the charitable sector. She will support and challenge care management and practice to further enhance the experience and safety for residents as well as encouraging good governance across all group functions. She chairs the Group Quality, Compliance and Risk Committee. Christina is a Registered General Nurse and Health Visitor with a Masters Degree in Business Management.