About Ark

Meet the Team

At Ark we have over 2500 fantastic employees in our family, working right across the country. This experienced and diverse team is managed by our executive directors who ensure the individuals we support are always at the heart of our business.

Our Directors and Managers work across the country to ensure that our customers receive the highest levels of care at all times and that our workforce are fully supported in the care delivery process. Find out more about our Directors below.

Simon Arnold - CEO

Simon joined Ark Home Healthcare as Chief Executive Officer in the summer of 2017 and is passionate about delivering high quality, integrated home care services for people across the country. Leading one of the ten largest home care providers in the UK, a business of 2,300 people who provide care every day, he believes strongly in the value of developing joined-up care services, which enable people to stay living safely and comfortably in their own homes.

Simon has over 10 years’ experience in health and care delivery – firstly with Aviva Health and latterly with Tunstall Healthcare where he led the UK&I business and held responsibility for technology enabled care service solutions globally.

James Mellor - Finance Director

James has a degree in Physics from Birmingham University and 20 years post qualification experience as a chartered accountant having trained with KPMG in Birmingham. Since the late 1990’s James has held senior financial management positions including 10 years as Finance Director in the successful Straight plc, an AIM listed business.

James joined Ark as he recognises the growing UK wide requirement for quality care for vulnerable people and the part Ark can play in providing cost effective high quality care solutions to the public and private sectors.

Alison Pressler - Head of Operations - Complex Care

Alison joined ARK in February 2016 As a Regional manager, and is now Head of Operations for our Complex Care division. Having worked in the Health and Social sector for over 25 years Alison has  provided hands on Care in both Nursing and Residential settings and progressed to manage services in both residential and Domiciliary services. Alison is extremely passionate about providing  high quality services and putting people first. Alison has also spent time working as a trainer and NQV assessor.