Natalie-Jane Macdonald appointed to chair Voyage Care

Natalie-Jane Macdonald

Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald has been appointed chair of Voyage Care, replacing Gavin Simonds.

Macdonald, who has over 30 years’ experience in health and social care, is also chair of Nuffield Health and Edison Young People and a non-executive director at Riverstone Living.

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She has previously been a non-executive director at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Private Health Information Network and a council member of Which?.

In her executive career she was a physician in the NHS, head of medical ethics at the BMA, managing director of Bupa’s UK insurance and wellbeing division, chief executive of children’s services business Acorn Care and Education and CEO of Sunrise Senior Living.

‘The focus of the board and the wider Voyage team on care leadership, in which the care of the people we support is the single most important driving factor of the business, is one that I fully support,’ she said.

‘I look forward to working with the Voyage team to expand our services and reach, enhance productivity and ease of doing business with us, to the benefit of the people we support, our customers, all our employees and our investors.’

Andrew Cannon, Voyage Care chief executive, added: ‘We are pleased to welcome Natalie-Jane as the chair of Voyage Care. She brings with her a strong skillset ideally suited to supporting the business in the next phase of its growth, and she also shares our passion for ensuring care levels remain industry leading.’

Voyage Care Group was acquired by London-based Wren House Infrastructure from Partners Group and Duke Street in January.