Who are we?
Chairman and Trustee
“I have seen both the benefits and the joy, when local people who have something in common, meet up in community venues. We hope that our charity will be able to foster an increasing range of opportunities so that more people will be able to take part.”
As well as Chairman and Trustee of the Bromley Healthcare Charity, Raoul is Chairman of Bromley Healthcare CIC. Raoul has been involved in several charities; for six years he was a Trustee of Leonard Cheshire Disability, where he was a member of their Finance & Audit Committee, and he was Chairman of the welfare to work charity, Careers Development Group, where he was also a member of their Finance, Audit & Risk and Appointments & Remuneration Committees.
After completing Business Studies Raoul worked for large companies in different sectors: Heinz and Nestle (Food), Prudential and NatWest (Financial Services) and Shell (Oil and Retail). Raoul has held non-executive director positions in the NHS with Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich, and at the Bexley Care Trust.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew is currently Commercial Director at Bromley Healthcare where he leads on developing the organisation and its services, working closely with partner providers in health, social care and the third sector.
Andrew qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist in 1990 and has worked as a volunteer at the nationally recognised “Speakeasy” stroke unit near Manchester. He has worked in Bromley for the last 26 years and has held a wide range of senior clinical and managerial posts covering operational leadership, clinical governance and strategy. He continues to practice clinically running a joint specialist clinic with the local ENT service.
“I’ve always been community minded and been involved in local activities. It’s been rewarding and fun and I believe volunteers are priceless.”
Susan has been involved in many different charities covering ecology, theatre, education, health and sport & recreation. She began volunteering as a teenager with The Ramblers Association and helped to clear pathways. She became a Stage Manager and Secretary at The Bromley Little Theatre; an Organiser for the National Childbirth Trust; PTA secretary, treasurer for Bromley Cricket District Development Group and is currently Schools Liaison Officer and an ECB coach for Hayes (Kent) Cricket Club.
Susan is a qualified shorthand secretary, teacher and cricket and bowls coach. Her career has been diverse, as a Secretary/PA in publishing and the diplomatic service, becoming a court stenographer; and later with charitable bodies in housing and healthcare research. She later moved into teaching in Southwark, Croydon and Bromley boroughs and sports coaching and project management for the Kent Cricket Board.
“I love my role as a volunteer an a Mayor of London Ambassador as it is very varied and poles apart from my full time job. I am also passionate about developing models of care, and believe that the Bromley Healthcare Charity has a real role to play in providing additional support in our community.”
Amanda volunteers for the Croydon Voluntary Action Group and for the Mayor of London as a London Ambassador. In her career she has worked across both the NHS and Social Enterprise sectors.
She is a qualified nurse and was Head of Nursing at Bromley Healthcare until recently, and the Lead for Adult Safeguarding.
“I look forward to helping the Charity to support local residents achieve their goals.”
Clinically, Paul is a qualified nurse who leads Bromley Healthcare’s rehabilitation and services, including the bed based rehabilitation service on Foxbury Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital, and the Home Based Rehabilitation and Neurology service. Under Paul’s leadership the team were shortlisted at the Laing Buisson Healthcare Awards last year and the service is recognised nationally for its higher performance in the annual National Audit of Intermediate Care.
Paul has undertaken a variety of voluntary work. He has been actively involved running camps for deprived children, leading Scout and Beaver packs and in his children’s PTA.
Dr Yohannes Bahru
By joining the Bromley Healthcare Charity I look forward to contributing positively to the broader objectives of the Charity, in particular using my medical expertise and experience but more importantly, my good will.”
Yohannes is the GP Principal at the Poverest Medical Centre in Orpington and was formerly a Non-Executive Director for Bromley Healthcare.
For five years Yohannes was the GP/medical advisor to the Bromley branch of Phoenix Futures, which supports people with a alcohol drink problem and in the past, he and his wife also supported a homeless project, run by his local church, by serving hot food and drinks.
Yohannes was a beneficiary of a charitable act that supported his private boarding, high school education in Eritrea and subsequently, his postgraduate education in the UK. His first duty, as a medical doctor, was to establish a diabetes clinic in war torn Eritrea, where there was none. This led to the forming of a national Diabetes Association to help people who were forced to travel great distances to receive treatment.
Hon Treasurer and Trustee
Rachel is a chartered accountant and worked for Grant Thornton for 13 years advising public sector organisations on large capital programmes and on public service spin outs. She joined Bromley Healthcare as an Operations Manager in April 2013, working on the implementation of the integrated community team, and then as Deputy Finance Director. She has recently left Bromley Healthcare to work as Finance Director for a local hospice.
Rachel has been a governor for a local primary school and is the treasurer for the Parent-Teacher Association.