About us

The Shaw Foundation was established in 1986 to improve care for older people in the UK.



Jeremy Nixey developed a Not-for-Profit care home and community hospital business as a Not-for-Profit spin off from The Secondary Housing Association For Wales (SHAW) which he had developed some years earlier.

In 1995 he separated The Care Business from the Housing Association (renamed Link Housing Association) and retained The SHAW name as Shaw Homes for which He secured from HMRC registration in 1994 as an Exempt Charity.


1995 -2006
Shaw Homes developed a chain of homes and hospitals financed by debt secured against long term PFI and PPP contracts won in tenders from  the NHS and Local Authorities.

Jeremy led a management buyout which created Shaw Healthcare Group, they acquired all the contracts, assets and liabilities of Shaw Homes and left the organisation with no staff, or liabilities or assets except £12.5 Million Cash.

Shaw Homes changed its name to the Shaw Foundation and established the stream of activities which continue today.

Present Directors


Jeremy Nixey

Founder & CEO

After 13 years as a Benedictine monk he then set up the Secondary Housing Association for Wales and ten Housing Associations then Shaw Healthcare Group, Shaw Foundation, My Care my home and Shaw Lifetime Care. Today Jeremy is still employed as CEO of Shaw Healthcare Group and CEO of The Foundation.


Simon MacSorley


Simon has worked as an Executive Director in facilities, estate and asset management across a wide range of organizations in the public, private and third sectors. He also serves as a NED on various boards in the healthcare and education sectors.


Helen Black

Vice Chair

After 35 years Senior Management in Social Care, Helen worked as an independent consultant advising several local authorities and NHS Trusts. She has served on the boards of several charities including as Chair of Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS).


Philip Thomas

Over two decades in public transport companies culminating as Cardiff based Finance Director in a management buyout, were followed by two years as FD at the College of Music & Drama, Cardiff and a short-term assignment as Acting Bursar at the Cathedral School, Llandaff, prior to entering private accounting practice, as a Sole Practitioner from 1995 to 2020.


Francis Cloud

An international Pharmaceutical analyst who worked with Swiss Banking Corporation and Nomura before establishing her own company, Pharmacloud Ltd. She advises on international pharma M&A transactions and also produces industry related research (see www.pharmacloud.co.uk)


Chris Horlick

After the Royal Marines, Chris trained with Barclays and later became MD of Denplan, MD of the Care Division of Partnership PLC, Sales Director of AXA PPP and served on Westminster Council’s commission on Long term care. In 2012 he was awarded the Healthcare Industry’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


David Lewis

David first joined the industry in 1978 as a trainee with Norwich Union before embarking on a 40-year career that saw him hold senior Managing Director-level positions in the UK and internationally with major financial services firms such as Marsh McLennan and Willis Towers Watson. David is now a portfolio Non-Executive Director and Consultant, specialising in guiding organisations in exceptional customer service.


Dr Neslyn Watson-Druee

Neslyn concluded 27 years’ service to the NHS as Deputy Director of Nursing with Harrow Health Authority and then channelled her passion for learning, education and developing people and organizations into her own consultancy business for which work she won several national posts and international awards. She also served as NED of various NHS Trusts and Chair of NHS Kingston (PCT)


Yasmin John

With over 25 years in the health and social care sector, Yasmine has worked in a number of Senior business development and commercial roles. Her experience spans across mental health, homecare, residential and care home settings as well as procurement and start up operations. In 2018 she was appointed CEO of My Care My Home.

Annual Accounts

The Shaw Foundation 2020 annual accounts are available here.



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