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The Team

Take a look below for some information on our board members!

Anne Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Anne brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, having begun her career as a nurse in the 1980s, developing a specialism in diabetes, and going on to spend many years working at senior level in the adult health and social care sector.

More about Anne

Anne has been Executive Director for over six years, responsible for Linc Cymru’s health and social care division, Linc Care, which specialises in meeting the housing, care and support needs of older and vulnerable people across Wales.

Before that she was Senior Manager at Surrey County Council, responsible for local authority-owned care homes, and prior to that was Adult Health and Social Care Services Manager, working for both Surrey County Council and the Primary Care Trust in delivering joint services.

Philip Rees

Chairman and Trustee

For the majority of his career Philip was a Director of a major construction, housing and property development company, responsible for commercial, business development. He was also Chair of Cornwall College for fifteen years until end 2016.

More about Philip

In addition to his role as a Director of Cornwall Care, Philip is Chair of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. Philip owns and runs a small holiday complex and, with his wife, runs a horse breeding and livery stables.

Colin Nicholls

Non-Executive Director

Colin was born and brought up in Sancreed and attended St Just Secondary School. Aged 16 he worked at Parker's hardware store in Penzance. A few years later, he bought his uncle's hardware shop in St Ives - Colenso's.

More about Colin

He also set up a Mexican restaurant next door in St Ives. He continues to work in the shop whilst his son runs the Mexican restaurant and both establishments are thriving.

He has been active politically, having been chair of the local Chamber of Trade and of St Ives Conservative branch (of which he is no longer a member). For many years now, he has been on St Ives Town Council, with one year as mayor and two years as deputy mayor plus as chair of the Devolution Panel. He was one of the longest-serving members of the St Ives Tate Advisory Board and remains a trustee of St Ives Museum and the local Arts Club. He initiated and helped to set up and then became chair of a charity which aims to help individuals who struggle with their basic needs: the St Ives Community Fund. On behalf of the town council he is a governor at the local Infant school. Arsenal is his team and he has four children and six grandchildren.

Thelma Sorensen

Non-Executive Director & Trustee

Thelma is an OBE FRSA and is involved with various companies: Chairman of the Cornwall Business Partnership, Trustee of Cornwall Care Ltd, Vice-Chairman (Cornwall) South West Business Council) and a statutory Board Member of the organization.

Ian Harris

Non-Executive Director

Ian has a wealth of experience and expertise in both corporate and charitable sectors.  Having run a well-reputed financial company for 20 years, he is now bringing his valuable expertise to Cornwall Care. 

More about Ian

Ian is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Chairman who will help to connect health care to the business community.

Heather Mullin

Non-Executive Director

Heather has operated at Board level for over 12 years and spans her career from the NHS, Primary Care Trust and running her own business as a professional coach. Heather is passionate about health outcomes.

More about Heather

Heather is also passionate about ensuring that people receive the high-quality services that they deserve.

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