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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.

  • Deborah Bailey

    Head of Business Development & Contracts

    Deborah started her career as a nurse, and was an Intensive Care Senior Sister, before moving into management roles within the NHS. She therefore fully understands the complexities of providing complex care. Deborah has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and has extensive leadership experience in both operational and strategic roles in both the NHS and independent sectors. Deborah lives on the Jurassic coast in Dorset with her husband and son.

  • Jonn Gunn

    Head of Finance

    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!

  • Ian Robertson

    Head of Operations

    Ian started his career in the NHS as an A&E Registered Nurse but for the last 23 years has served as an Army Officer in Kosovo, Afghanistan, the occupied Palestinian territory and West Africa to name but a few. He holds an MSc in Leadership and Management, a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is currently studying for a Masters in International Human Rights Law. When Ian is not studying or working, he enjoys mountain biking and reading. He is also an avid wine enthusiast and holds an Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

Registered Manager

  • Leanne Clamp

    CQC Registered Manager

    Leanne has worked in the Care Sector for over 13 years, and has a wealth of experience as both a Healthcare Assistant and a CQC Registered Manager. She is qualified in Level 2,3 & 5 Health & Social Care Certificates, and is currently studying for her Level 4 diploma in Human Resources. Leanne has gained CQC outstanding status for her last 2 offices. When Leanne is not hard at work (or studying) she can be found walking her 2 dogs in the New Forest and horse riding.