Clariane: Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor

Europe’s largest care group Clariane, formerly known as Korian, has appointed Laura Taylor as chief executive of its UK division, Berkley Care Group.

Taylor was promoted from chief operating officer at the luxury care provider following the recently announced departure of outgoing chief executive, Andrew Winstanley.

Taylor Berkley was Berkley’s chief operating officer for more than two years. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the care sector and has worked across various settings, including as an operations director for Richmond Villages, part of Bupa.

Taylor said: “This appointment represents not only a significant milestone in my career but also a testament to the group’s wider commitment to recruiting, nurturing, and developing talent from within.

“My priority is to continue providing exceptional all-inclusive care where residents are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our outstanding staff, we will ensure that Berkley Care Group remains a beacon of compassion and excellence in the care sector.”

Clariane’s chief executive Sophie Boissard, said: “Laura embodies the group’s dedication to excellent care and to treat everyone with compassion. Her passion for ensuring the group maintains and delivers the highest standards of care, support, and hospitality has played a key role in Berkley’s homes all receiving either Good or Outstanding CQC ratings.

“Moreover, her appointment also reflects our commitment to fostering diversity and excellence within our leadership. We are confident that under Laura’s guidance, Berkley Care Group will continue to enhance the lives of residents through exceptional care.”

Berkley Care Group also appointed its chief financial officer Simon Penfold and its chief HR officer Leah Smith as directors of the company.

Berkley Care Group’s twelfth home, Jubilee House, opened in Leamington Spa earlier this year.

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