Governance and Management

The dedicated Broughton House team work together to ensure we make the best possible use of our funds and resources to deliver the best quality of life to our veterans.

Acting Chairman – Colonel(retd) Phil Loynes LLB Royal Marine
Phil Loynes joined the Royal Marines in 1977 and served in a variety of operational command and staff appointments in Northern Ireland, Norway, Hong Kong and the Baltic States, before transferring to the Royal Marines Reserve in 1997 and qualifying as a commercial lawyer with the international law firm DLA Piper.
He specialised in Defence procurement and Hospital infrastructure projects, and was subsequently seconded by DLA Piper to their affiliated law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, advising on foreign investment, joint ventures, acquisitions and commercial contracts and transactions. He continues to practice as a legal consultant in the Middle East.
As a Reservist, Phil commanded RMR Merseyside on full time reserve service, and was RMR Colonel responsible for Reservist support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Phil is Vice Chair (Marines) for the Reserves Forces & Cadets Association North West.

Our Trustee Board

Zoe a Chartered Accountant, is a Manchester based PwC Partner where she has worked for the last 18 years. She specialises in financing public sector infrastructure with a particular focus on health and social care.

For Zoe it was the combination of the exciting Veteran Care Village project that attracted her to joining Broughton House as well as the unique brand that Broughton House has across Manchester and Salford.

Recently retired following a long career in the British Army, Russ Miller has been a Trustee of Broughton House since taking up his appointment as Army Commander for the North West in August 2018. He was responsible for the Army in its base locations across the region, and was the Joint Military Commander (North West), providing a range of military support to the civil authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a junior officer, he completed tours of duty attached to the Royal Marines, and later served in Northern Ireland and the Former Yugoslavia. Russ has worked at the MOD in London, on Exchange Service in Ottawa, Canada and on Loan Service in Sierra Leone. He then attended Advanced Command and Staff College, before taking Command of a joint unit committed to operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He deployed to Kabul during 2011 and was subsequently the Chief of Staff of the Joint Terrorism Assessment Centre during the 2012 London Olympics. He served in the Army Headquarters on promotion to Colonel, then as Director Joint Intelligence Operations Centre, deploying again to the Middle East in 2016.

Russ now runs a small business from home and maintains an interest in wildlife and conservation while continuing to support Broughton House

Bill is a Chartered Accountant who was a Partner at KPMG for over 20 years. Bill specialised in advising the Public Sector on large capital projects such as the 2012 Olympic Games, the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the building and funding of the new Wembley Stadium.

Since 2013, Bill has been the Chief Investment Officer for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, where he oversees £750 million of investment funds.

Peter Curtis has nearly 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector and is the most recent addition to our board of trustees. Having previously held positions of leadership at Gracewell Healthcare, Forest Healthcare, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, Capio Healthcare (UK) and BUPA, Peter’s most recent position was as the managing director of Ellern Mede, a specialist eating disorder hospital group. Peter retired in May 2022, having helped open 3 new hospitals in the group. This range of positions he’s had within the sector means that Peter brings a wealth of knowledge and experience along with him to Broughton House.

Peter served in the RAF between 1984 and 1992, where he was stationed in Germany for four years during the first Gulf War. Here, Peter took part in the British contribution to the war, Operation Granby, as an air defence pilot in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Commodore Phil Waterhouse is the Naval Regional Commander for Northern England and the Isle of Man with the specific task of ensuring that the Royal Navy is understood, respected and valued by the community which it serves.

His Royal Navy career has spanned a range of leadership, operational delivery and strategy posts, at sea and ashore, including command of the Defence Maritime Logistics School, Commander Logistics HMS BULWARK, Deputy Naval Base Commander Devonport and the Captain HMS DRAKE. His appointments have required a flair for problem solving, change management and balancing resources to meet challenging targets.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, a past Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a past Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management and a Younger Brother of Hull Trinity House. He holds a MA in Defence Studies from Kings College London. The Commodore has been in post since early 2017 and flies his Broad Pennant from his Headquarters in Liverpool. He was made ADC to the Queen in 2018.

Sharon is presently the Area Director of Clinical Performance for Circle Health Group, responsible for ensuring clinical, professional and leadership development across all hospital sites within her designated area of responsibility. Sharon has a wealth of experience of delivering best practice and clinical governance, and was awarded the Laing & Buisson award for “Outstanding Contribution to Independent Health Care”. Her roles have included advising stakeholders in relation to clinical and associated implications of new services, joint ventures and capital developments, and she was the clinical lead for the largest NHS contract awarded by the Department of Health.

Sharon deployed to Iraq in 2004 as an Army Senior Nursing officer, responsible for the infection control ward. She subsequently served in Afghanistan leading a multi-national team delivering first-class care for patients in the busiest trauma hospital in the world. Sharon was subsequently awarded the Associate of the Royal Red Cross – the highest award bestowed on a nurse. Sharon further deployed to Sierra Leone in 2015 as the MOD assurance lead for the Ebola crisis. Sharon is currently the Commanding Officer of the Medical Operational Support Unit part of 2 Medical Brigade.

Sharon is the Chair of Broughton House’s Clinical Care and Governance Committee.

The Chief Executive is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Charity, Care Home Village and Armed Forces Support Hub and for implementing policies agreed by the Trustees.
The board meets regularly to consult on key decisions for Broughton House. The board is made up of elected members who guide our policy. It includes: service men/women, those with experience in the field of healthcare and those with vast knowledge on operating businesses throughout the North West.
The organisation has recently overhauled and modernised its quality assurance and compliance systems. The Pathway to Outstanding includes a Home Improvement Plan which is a live document regularly updated and captures actions we take to achieve this ambition. Broughton House Veteran Care Village underwent a successful inspection by the CQC in October 2022 and was graded Good.

The Broughton House Team

Karen Miller
Karen MillerCEO
Karen served as an officer in the Intelligence Corps for 10 years before commencing a second career in the independent healthcare sector managing hospitals and diagnostic treatment centres in both the UK and the Middle East. Prior to joining Broughton House in October 2020 Karen headed multinational healthcare investment company. As CEO she oversees the day-to-day management of the Charity, Care Home and Armed Forces Support Hub.
Jane Green
Jane GreenDirector of Care
As Director of Care, Jane is responsible for the management of the Care Home. Jane is a practising RGN of some 30 years and was a senior manager in the NHS before joining Broughton House. Jane’s husband is an RAF Veteran
Catherine Healey
Catherine HealeyDirector of Business Administration
Catherine oversees the business functions of the charity as well as well as the facilities and administration functions of the operating entities. Catherine has worked at Broughton House for just short of 30 years and thus her whole career has been dedicated to the service and care of our veteran community.