Meet the Team
A journalist and broadcaster by background with a long track record of improving public sector services and working lives through the power of engaged employees.
Chief Operations Officer
Led, created and grew numerous social enterprises in health and social care. Combined with his Anglo-Dutch experience he is perfectly placed for bringing Buurtzorg to these isles.
Business Support Executive
An exceptional history in supporting mission-led organisations in their ambition to grow and have a bigger impact, Rachel provides the backbone of our organisation.
Jos de Blok
CEO Buurtzorg Nederland
Founder and CEO of Buurtzorg, a nurse, whose success story has spread around the globe. The RSA’s award of the 2014 Albert Medal has been just one of many accolades. Jos is passionate about spreading the model and is regularly in the UK for lectures and meetings with clients and nurses.
Gertje van Roessel
Director of Buurtzorg International
A nurse herself, now concentrates on her roles as Coach and as International Director. Gertje continues to enjoy working with front-line staff and is regularly involved in training and coaching of teams in Britain and Ireland.
Dr Guy Turnbull
Dr Guy Turnbull is an award-winning, internationally recognised social entrepreneur. Vastly experienced and highly acclaimed in his field, he has been a major figure in the co-operative and social enterprise sector since 1988.
He is the former managing director of Care & Share Associates Limited (CASA) – an employee owned social enterprise he helped to found in 2004.
Buurtzorg Community Lead
With 20 years experience in marketing and communications and a background in social enterprise and employee ownership, Brigit has supported numerous health and social care organisations develop their brand, communications and employee engagement.
Coach and organisational development consultant
Tania’s work in health has consistently focused on how services can be improved for patients and their families through organisational, team and individual change.
The golden thread in Tania’s work over the past 20 years in health and social care has been to improve the experiences of service users and their families.