Borough Care is a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society. This means that all our income and profits are reinvested for the benefit of our residents.

We have a board of Directors, who are responsible for:

Leading the organisation to ensure that it is properly run;
Developing a strategy, which enables every resident to live their Life in Colour;
Putting policies, plans and resources are in place to achieve the strategic objectives; and
Monitoring progress against those objectives

We operate a ‘combined board’ structure, which means that both executives (who are full-time employees of Borough Care) and non-executives (independent, part-time board members, who bring external expertise and experience) collectively lead and govern the organisation.

We are deeply committed to engaging our residents, families and staff, ensuring their views are heard and genuinely inform the approach that we take and the decisions we make.

We know that good corporate governance is essential for the organisation’s success, and the services we deliver are vital to the residents and families we serve. We work hard to provide a balanced, diverse and effective board, leading the organisation to deliver benefit to the communities that we serve, whilst complying with our legal obligations.

The day-to-day management of our operations is delegated to the Chief Executive and the Executive team.

Isla Wilson


An experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director, Isla has a track record in innovation, social value, partnerships and collaboration. With a background in health, social care and housing, Isla is driven to tackle health and social inequalities, and achieve better outcomes for communities. Isla is passionate about using engagement to empower people – including those with learning difficulties and dementia – to have a say in how services and their workplace are designed.

Isla is also the Chair of an NHS Trust and a number of Health and Care bodies. She also founded and runs a small consultancy, which specialises in innovation, growth and Board development for businesses and social ventures. Outside of work, Isla has two children and a menagerie of pets.

Helen Gopsill

Non-Executive Director

An accomplished business leader with over 25 years experience working with many well-respected, global brands, Helen has a background in the fields of Human Resources, engagement and employee relations, gained within organisations undergoing major change and organisational transformation.

Since April 2021, Helen has worked as a NED for Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, with responsibilities on the Digital Connectivity Board and the Remunerations & Appointments Committee.

She is a member of NEDonBoard, the professional body for NEDs in UK.

Helen is driven by the desire to make a positive contribution to individuals, communities and society. In her spare time, she works as a Coaching Volunteer for Smart Works Greater Manchester and as a Careers Enterprise Adviser, improving careers education in Warrington.

Rekha Harrison

Non-Executive Director

Rekha is Chief Executive Officer of charity, Petrus Community and has over 30 years’ experience in community and social care. In her spare time Rekha is studying for her MBA and working as a volunteer tutor for women studying for degree level qualifications.

Tanja Willis

Non-Executive Director

Tanja is a well-rounded and successful C-Suite Executive and Non-Executive Director. She has amassed a wealth of experience as a CFO of PE backed businesses, listed companies, private companies, and Employee Ownerships. Tanja has worked in a number industries including renewable energy, health care, leisure and manufacturing and has a track record of developing, implementing and executing financial business strategies to drive sustainable growth plans. In addition to her CFO role, Tanja is Chair of an Employee Ownership Trust. She has three children and enjoys travelling when time allows

Mark Ward

Mark has been a voluntary sector leader, Chief Executive and Non-Executive Board member for over 20 years. He has worked across social care, youth work, disability, environmental regeneration and education. In every organisation, Mark has delivered growth in services, quality and finances. At the heart of every company he has led is his ethos of enabling people to live their best possible life, regardless of the challenges they might face.

In addition to leading Borough Care, Mark is a Trustee and Finance Committee member of Skills for Care, a charity that improves skills in the care sector. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Finance & Risk committee member at Vivo Care Choices, a not-for-profit provider of services to people with learning disabilities and autism in Cheshire.