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Our Team

Executive Leadership Team

  • Gordon Ward

    Chief Executive Officer

    Over the years Gordon has been involved with running and building many successful companies across multiple industries. In the care sector, it began with Beaumont Park Nursing Home. From there, Gordon built the Beaumont Home Care brand and other well respected companies, in the UK as well as in Toronto and Manila.

  • Riza Tongson-Espe

    Chief Operating Officer

    Riza was born and bred in the Philippines. She is a qualified Intensive Care Nurse registered in three different countries – The Philippines, The United States and the UK. Riza immigrated to the UK in January 2001, after she had been head hunted, and was the first Filipino Nurse to work in The General Intensive Care Unit, at the University Hospital of Southampton. In 2008, Riza ventured into complex care, working as a Nurse Manager for various companies. However, passionate to challenge the norm in the complex care sector, and determined to make a difference, Riza went on to develop the HASCS care model – bespoke, patient-centred, ethical, and truly clinically led. With the backing of Lord Gordon Ward, HASCS was born and is one of the major key players in the complex care industry. Riza enjoys travelling to different parts of the world and doing charitable work for the elderly and orphans.

  • John Gunn

    Finance Director

    John has a BSc in Economics and is a qualified accountant and corporate treasurer. With nearly 30 years working in industry he has worked within financial services and also private equity owned leisure businesses before joining HASCS in July 2020. John was an Officer in the Army Reserves for 7 years and still enjoys getting out on the hills in the Brecon Beacons.

  • Alena Clemo

    Clinical Director

    Alena is a registered nurse with an extensive background in respiratory nursing and more recently as a lung cancer specialist nurse. She joined HASCS in 2019 after working consistently in the NHS for 20 years. Alena’s passion is providing safe and compassionate care whilst ensuring that the client remains at the centre of everything that HASCS do. Alena enjoys spending time with her family and dog, especially when they go camping, and is a massive fan of cake!