Mike joined Connect Health as a Non-Executive Director in December 2014. He is the Founder of Barchester Healthcare and remains as a Non-Executive Director of Grove, the Barchester holding company. He is Chair of Oomph Wellness, Purozo, and Albion Care Communities Fund. He is also a Non-Executive Director of McCarthy and Stone, the Footsie 250 retirement house builder.
As Founder of Barchester Healthcare, the residential care sector’s only premium brand of true scale, Mike Parsons continues to play a hugely influential role in the UK health sector.
Mike formed Barchester Healthcare in 1992 after a career in advertising, transforming it from a single Care Home operator to a billion-pound organisation with 200 homes throughout the UK. He retired as CEO in the summer of 2013 and took up various non-executive roles.