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Borough Care Appoints New Board Member
Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, has appointed Lee Omar to its Board of Directors. In his new position as a Non-Executive Director, Lee Omar will support Borough Care’s Executive Team at a strategic level and also engage with residents, their families and staff, to provide invaluable feedback to the leadership team. Lee’s role will include developing relationships with external stakeholders, to help Borough Care innovate and remain commercial focussed.
Commenting on what attracted him to becoming a Board member at Borough Care, Lee Omar says: “Having been a Non-Executive Director for NHS Trusts, I was interested to work in social care as I believe one of the great challenges we face is how we meet the requirements of our ageing society. We are living longer lives and I want to be part of the change that sees us offering aspirational products and services for this ageing population.”
Lee Omar continues: “I am looking forward to working with Borough Care’s innovative leadership team and adding my expertise and skills to the mix, as we empower our residents and their families by delivering a world class service. As a founder and CEO of a start-up company, I have had to be innovative to grow my business and survive. This has meant creating trusted partnerships with external stakeholders and doing things differently. I will be bringing this approach to Borough Care.”
Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, says: “It’s great to have Lee joining us at what is an exciting time for Borough Care. As a forward-thinking company, we have ambitions to lead a step change in the approach to care for older people and Lee’s expertise will be invaluable in helping us achieve this.”
Lee Omar is CEO of Red Ninja, a design led technology company that makes apps for the healthcare and transport sectors. He also advises governments on technology at Prime Minister and President level. At Red Ninja, Lee has designed apps that help older people shop online and improve their nutritional intake. He has recently worked on an app that helps prevent falls in care homes, which has been adopted by the NHS.