Magna Careline appoints female chairman
By Magna_Housing | Monday, December 17, 2012, 14:55
As the EU looks to add a quota for female board members, a Dorset-based company is way ahead of the game by electing Amanda Gallaher as its new non-executive chairman.
Magna Careline Limited, which provides a 24 hour personal emergency monitoring service, to help elderly, infirm or vulnerable people stay safe and independent in their own home, plus 'out of hours' services for organisations including housing associations, local government and corporate clients, will have its policy and strategy led by Amanda Gallaher.
Dorchester-based Gallaher specialises in change management and business diversification. With a degree in Physics, she began her career as a research scientist for the Ministry of Defence which lead to 20 years as a business manager in government research and commercial defence organisations. More recently Amanda has been a Non-Executive Director of Dorset Primary Care Trust and board advisor to NHS Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole through the current changes in the NHS.
Amanda commented, 'I am passionate about Magna Careline. In my few years with the company I have seen it develop from a small local start-up into growing national player on the strength of its high quality of personal service. It's a challenging time for care providers but I'm confident Magna Careline's innovation, dedicated staff and excellent service will help the company continue to grow and enhance it's respected reputation in the sector.'
Magna Careline's honorary president Leslie Philips said, 'I am delighted that Amanda has been appointed as chair. I'm so pleased to see the company go from strength to strength and am sure Amanda will continue this success, with the hardworking team she has around her. "
Magna Careline Limited is one of the country's leading 24-hour call monitoring centres, serving both private and business customers, with over 19,000 connections. The company is due to open a new office in Basingstoke in the New Year, and continues to expand its services including disaster recovery partnerships; monitoring protection for victims of domestic violence, and managing the protection of lone workers through mobile technology.