Ireland’s largest private nursing home owner and operator, ORPEA, has announced major changes to its Board of Directors.

The group, which last week published the findings of an audit in response to allegations of abuse at nursing homes in France, will propose the appointment of five new directors for a four-year term at its next AGM on 28 July.

The four new independent directors to be voted on by the shareholders are: Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of Initiative France and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SNCF; Isabelle Calvez, Director of Human Resources at the Veolia Group; John Glen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BIC S.A. until May); and David Hale, Chief Executive Officer of the Guerbet Group.

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Recently appointed CEO Laurent Guillot will also be proposed as a new director at the Annual General Meeting.

ORPEA became Ireland’s largest nursing home owner and operator following a series of acquisitions, including six nursing homes from FirstCare in 2021.

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