Orchard Care Homes, a leading provider of senior living in the UK, with care homes in the North of England and the Midlands, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Tracy Johnson as the operations director for the North West.

Tracy brings over 30 years of experience in the health and social sector working at both strategic and operational levels, with her clinical and expertise in operational leadership and strategic management.

Tracy’s excellent business acumen and highly developed interpersonal skills will enable her to balance priorities with key business objectives.

With a motivational management style and a reputation for building high achieving teams, Tracy’s strong leadership will focus on embedding high quality standards.

Welcoming her to the organisation Hayden Knight, CEO commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Tracy back into the Orchard family team. She shares my passion for raising the profile of the care profession and with her knowledge of the sector, I am confident she will support the homes to deliver high standards of quality, person centred care.”

On her appointment, Tracy commented: “I’m excited to be re-joining, with its strong reputation for being the ‘local’ provider in the heart of the community. I am committed to making Orchard Care Homes the local care home of choice for both our residents and future employees. Our staff teams have the opportunities to grow and deliver the highest quality of care for our residents.”

Tracy will be responsible for four specialist homes in Orchard’s portfolio including Green Park, Penwortham Grange & Lodge, Thornton Hall & Lodge and Three Bridges.