Senior Leadership Team

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John Godden
CEO

John founded Salutem in 2016 with the ambition to build an organisation that would provide a strong culture of care through the acquisition of great care services that were not being fully enabled to thrive and growing next generation care and specialist education facilities…

Ken Hillen
Chairman

Ken has been a Director of Salutem since its formation and has been a very active Chairman since the purchase of Ambito in April 2018. He also leads the team on corporate structure and credit matters. He boasts an impressive Banking career spanning over 35 years which includes…

Claire Collins
Director Corporate Affairs

Claire brings a wealth of experience in regulatory and legal requirements to the Salutem team. She has 20 years experience across the financial markets, starting her career at Paribas (now BNP Paribas) in Fixed Income sales…

Kirstie Jones
Group People Director

Kirstie is the principle advisor to the Board on all human resources and training matters. She is the organisations employment law specialist and advisor and has lead responsibility for the organisation’s People Strategy. Kirstie has 20 years HR experience with…

Gary Laville
Group Quality & Governance Director

Gary is responsible for all matters relating to the quality of our services and health and safety for the group, in addition to regulatory matters. Gary has worked with people with disabilities for over 30 years, having worked as the Director of Quality for…

Paul Lawes
Group Chief Financial Officer

Paul manages the financial strategy and finance team for the business, as well as the group’s banking relationships and is a member of the Board.Paul is a highly-experienced leader of commercial and finance teams in…

Heidi Stewart
Group Commercial Director

Heidi has worked in Commercial roles for over 25 years. Originally as a Marketing Director for a global outsourcer she moved over to Commercial Development roles 15 years ago working for a wide range of public and private sector providers in the UK, Australia and America…

Martyn Heginbotham
Managing Director – Adult Care

I have worked in social care for a number of years supporting a range of service user’s groups. I have worked within a number of larger organisations including Craegmoor, Priory Group, Cambian Healthcare and Barchester Healthcare however I have additionally worked with smaller providers.

Kelley Fray
Managing Director – Education & Children’s Services

Kelley Fray joined Salutem in April 2019 as the Managing Director of Ambito Education. She spent 20 years working in SEND both in day and residential settings and have been responsible for managing large groups of schools and homes…