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About

We are learning all the time to seek ways to improve and develop new services, ensuring that these reflect the needs of our local communities. These services are designed to reduce future dependence on statutory services, aimed at prevention and early intervention. As a Local Authority Trading Company, we are the first of our kind in Scotland and operate within a contractual framework to deliver services on behalf of Aberdeen City Council, the only shareholder. We are a values led company, which aligns a public sector ethos with a private sector discipline, with a strong social conscience. Comprising of two companies, Bon Accord Care Ltd and Bon Accord Support Services Ltd, we started trading on August 1st 2013.

 

Our Vision and Values

 

Our people

We have a fully trained, flexible and passionate team that share the same values, are committed to making a difference and place service users at the heart of everything we do. Our current team of more than 1,000 people deliver our services on a daily basis and respond quickly to ensure that support is in place as and when needed.


 Our Board of Directors

Internal governance is managed through our board, which meets eight times per year, and consists of the Chairman, Managing Director, Finance & Commercial Director as well as Non-Executive Directors. Learn more about each of the members in the "Meet the Board" section below.

Meet the Board

Peter Murray, Chair

Peter Murray, Chair

Peter Murray, Chair of the Board

I was absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to take on the role of Chair of Bon Accord Care. As an Aberdonian I am particularly pleased to try and offer something back to the communities of Aberdeen for all of the benefits I received when living and working in the Aberdeen area. I spent my early working life as a heating engineer before joining the Grampian fire service. Having spent 26 terrific years there I was then successful in securing a role as Assistant Chief Officer in the new single Scottish fire and rescue service which took me away from Aberdeen for the first time. When I retired from the fire service in 2016, I took up a role as a Non-Executive Director in NHS Lothian. That led me to a variety of other roles including chairing the East Lothian IJB and being a member of Edinburgh IJB. These experiences have given me a terrific insight into the challenges of the health and social care world.

My aspirations in taking on this role are very straight forward. I want Bon Accord Care to be renowned for the level of care it provides, for the support and care it provides for its staff and for the willingness to continue to learn and adapt to ensure we provide services fit for the demands placed on the organisation. I very much look forward to the time, in the not-too-distant future, when I can get to meet the staff and hear first-hand how we can all work together to achieve the aspirations I have cited.

In the meantime, thank you to all the staff for all your efforts in providing the care that you do. The COVID pandemic has been difficult for everyone. It would have been so much harder without the contribution the staff in Bon Accord Care have made, often below the radar, looking after the most vulnerable members of the Aberdeen communities.

Pamela Mackenzie, Managing Director 

Having spent my working life in health and social care, I am absolutely committed to providing the best possible care for our service users both today and in the future. With a background as a Clinical Director for a neurological charity, I am aware of the challenges of caring for people with complex needs and how it is only by looking for new solutions, using new technology or by sharing ideas through the medical and care sector, that we can continue to push ahead with respectful, person led care to enable our service users to live their best lives.

Fiona Francey, Non-Executive Director

Fiona Francey, Non-Executive Director

Fiona Francey, Non-Executive Director

I am delighted to work for Bon Accord Care as a Board Member, I was attracted to the role primarily as the values of this company reflect my own. My focus over my NHS career has been to support those needing care and their families; and those delivering care to achieve the highest standards. I have worked within the NHS for the past 40 years and bring a range of experience to the role, including from both registered nursing and senior management portfolios. I am stepping out from NHS work from the end of March 2021 and am excited to assist the BAC teams to continue to deliver for the communities in Aberdeen.

Rona King, Non-Executive Director

Rona King, Non-Executive Director

Neil Gauld, Finance & Commercial Director

Neil Gauld, Finance & Commercial Director

Jonathan Williams, Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Williams, Non-Executive Director

I’m very proud to have the opportunity to work with Bon Accord Care, the values and ambition of the organisation resonate with everything I know and feel passionate about. I have recently retired from a career as a nurse in the NHS where I began as a nursing assistant (auxiliary) in 1980 and, after a clinical career as a Registered Nurse, finished as a CEO. I believe emphatically that to achieve the best possible services we must invest in and support our staff. We do this by building trust, mutual respect and by being truly collaborative in consciously building our working culture. I look forward to working with everyone and contributing as much as I can in the coming years.


The Board will meet on the following dates:

Friday 17th March 2023

Wednesday 7th June 2023

Wednesday 30th August 2023

Friday 1st December 2023

The Clinical Care and Professional Governance Committee (CCPG) will meet:

Friday 10th February 2023

Friday 12th May 2023

Friday 4th August 2023

Friday 3rd November 2023

The People Governance Committee (PGC) will meet:

Friday 10th February 2023

Friday 12th May 2023

Friday 4th August 2023

Friday 3rd November 2023

The Audit and Assurance Committee (AAC) will meet:

Friday 17th February 2023

Friday 18th August 2023

Friday 17th November 2023

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