George began working life as an adventure playground worker before establishing his career in the banking, investments and insurance sectors where he has held a number of senior executive and non-executive positions including with Warburg Securities, Union PLC, AllianceBernstein and Beazley plc. He has a long association with the housing and care sectors in particular, having held a number of non-executive positions whilst working in the City, including as Chair of an alms-houses group in the 1980s, Chair of Southern Housing Group from 1992 – 2006 and Chair of Stonewater Housing Association from 2010-2019. He was Chair of Charity Bank, the specialist retail bank which lends to charities and social enterprises for nine years until 2019.
As well as chairing Revitalise he continues as a non-executive director of the UK subsidiary of Beazley and chairs The Housing Finance Corporation, which funds social housing.
George has a flat in Venice and likes to escape there whenever he can, to enjoy the most extraordinary city in the world.
Chair of the Quality & People Committee
Deborah trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, spending her clinical career in orthopaedic nursing before moving into nursing management. She has been director of nursing at several NHS trusts in London and became Deputy Regional Chief Nurse for NHS England South Region. More recently she moved back to a Director of Nursing post at the North Middlesex Hospital in North London, before retiring from full time work at the end of 2019.
She is a Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholar and received the Chief Nursing Officer’s Gold Award for lifetime achievement in 2019. Deborah has two adult sons and lives on the London/Essex border. She is a Non-Executive Director of East London NHS Foundation Trust (a mental health and community trust), and is a Trustee of the charity Epilepsy Society, in addition to Revitalise.
Deborah is churchwarden for her local church, where she is also a service leader. In her spare time, she is an avid crafter, making handmade cards which she sells to raise funds for the church.
Kevin spent much of his early career with KPMG, working with clients on large business transformation projects in Europe, New Zealand and Asia, and ran their Telecom Consulting practice in Hong Kong.
Since leaving KPMG, Kevin has had a varied career including senior roles for Verizon Business in both Asia Pacific and EMEA; COO for a fast-growing consulting business; Commercial Director for a highly leveraged private equity owned SME; European CFO for a medium sized multi-layer marketing organisation based in the Netherlands; and, CFO of The Kennel Club in London.
Kevin is a keen hiker and tennis player.
Cedric studied politics at Warwick University before embarking on a career in Human Resources. With over 30 years’ experience of working in the private, public (NHS) and voluntary sectors, Cedric has held senior HR roles in a variety of complex not for profit sector organisations: Mencap (learning disability), St. Botolph’s Project and St. Mungo’s (homelessness), the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Quakers in Britain. He has a particular interest in employment law and employee relations, having taken a master’s degree in this field.
In his spare time, he is an avid gardener, reads social history and is a supporter of the Clean Up Britain campaigning organisation.
Christopher’s career spans across various sectors including information technology, financial services and the automotive industry. He has worked for several multi-national companies, including International Computers, Lloyds Bank and the Volkswagen Group. For the past ten years, Chris has been running his business consultancy company specialising in strategic planning, leadership development and corporate compliance.
Chris has an adult daughter with severe learning difficulties and intractable epilepsy. He was on the board of trustees at the Epilepsy Society for a six-year term and sits on various NHS Foundation Trust committees representing the patient experience.
Chris’s ideal holiday involves travelling around the UK and Europe, with Italy being his favourite holiday destination.
Richard brings over 25 years of London and international luxury hotel management experience to Revitalise. His expertise is in developing and driving a focussed team to deliver strong business revenues and exceptional guest services.
Richard’s career began with London’s famous Dukes hotel, and he has held senior positions at Grosvenor House, The Westbury, Royal Garden and IHG. Richard has managed businesses with turnovers between £5-£38 million and teams between 20 -300 employees. Over the last decade, he has worked on luxury projects, developing, leasing and managing a portfolio of ultra-high-end serviced apartments within central London and overseeing the management of a family office.
Richard’s ideal holiday involves sun and sea — being in a cottage on the coast by Bordeaux in early September, swimming and sunbathing during the day and barbequing and drinking some fabulous local wines in the evening.