Meet the Regional Team

“I’m passionate about providing consistent, high quality care which is why in 2016 I assembled a team of clinical and professional experts to support our care homes.  Between them they have many, many years of experience within the NHS and the private care sector and they’re responsible for making sure that we excel across every area of our business.  The safety, care and wellbeing of our residents is at the centre of everything that they do” Graeme Lee, Group CEO




Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips

Chief Operating Officer

“I oversee the operation of our care teams at all our Care Villages and I feel privileged to work with the amazing team at Springfield Healthcare. They are passionate, supportive and nurturing, putting empathy and kindness at the heart of every decision that they make.”

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Cyd Akrill M.B.E.

Chief Nursing Officer

Cyd started her nursing career in 1978 and worked within the NHS for several years. Throughout her career Cyd has undertaken a variety of nursing roles: general nursing, psychiatry, learning disability, staff nurse, specialist nurse, sister through to matron and hospital director. Cyd managed a number of care homes before taking on a regional role, overseeing 10 homes and independent hospitals for a large care provider. Cyd joined Springfield Healthcare in 2017 and is now responsible for the clinical strategy and is our liaison with Leeds University’s NICHE care research programme and other partners throughout Yorkshire.

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Angela Randle

Head of Kindness, Care & Quality

“As Head of Kindness, Care and Quality my responsibilities are to ensure the best possible care is delivered within our Care Villages. I feel privileged to be part of a team who put the individual needs of each resident at the heart of what they do and look forward to continuing to build on the success of Springfield.”

Sarah Kirk

Sarah Kirk

Clinical Development Nurse

“As a Clinical Nurse for Springfield Healthcare, I am able to use my experience and skills as a nurse, teacher and previous home manager to support our residents and staff. I am extremely passionate about my role and making a difference to the lives of those we care for.”


Steve West

Head of Hospitality

“It’s my role to ensure that every resident enjoys a nutritionally balanced and varied diet. We work hard to make sure that we meet the needs of every resident particularly when they require specialist diets for medical or religious reasons .. or even if they just have a particular wish or preference .. it’s often the small things that make the biggest difference.”

Julie Dickinson

Julie Dickinson

Medications Manager

Ellie Billany

Head of Training and Learning

Ellie has 12 years experience of working within care home settings and has a proven track record of supporting individuals with complex mental health needs. Ellie is a qualified mental health first aider and is available at all times for staff to talk to, discuss issues and can be relied upon to signpost for further support and guidance. She is an active ambassador of the Rainbow Alliance and is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights for those in our care.

Jason Henderson

Head of Estates

“I’m responsible with my team for keeping our current homes in top notch condition and ensuring that we meet all health and safety standards.  I’m also instrumental in the creation of our new homes, working with award winning project teams to ensure that we build luxury care homes which will help our operational teams to deliver outstanding care.”

Iria Cunha

Iria Cunha

Wellbeing Development Manager
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Sally Rasmussen

Head of Marketing

“I’m so proud to work for Springfield Healthcare. We have a team of amazing people who are completely committed to providing the very best and safest care.  They’re totally inspirational in their passion to do what’s in the best interest of our residents at every juncture and this makes my job, sharing what we do with our local community, incredibly rewarding.”