Meet our team

John Turk, Director of Centra          

John is Director of Centra.  He also chairs the Hertfordshire Independent Living Service; an inspiring, multi-award winning social enterprise specialising in older people’s services and is a Faculty Advisor on Innovation at the London Business School. John’s career has spanned the military, pharmaceuticals, the health and care sectors and academia. John joined Centra in May 2016 bringing with him a wealth of expertise in developing new services and strong commercial credentials. Centra’s purpose is to enable people to lead healthy, happy, independent lives. John’s vision is for Centra to become a leading innovator in support and teletechnology services.   

Susan Furness, Head Centra Pulse & Connect

Susan joined Centra Pulse & Centra Connect as Operations Director in August 2013 and is keen to ensure Centra's working practices are efficient as well as cost effective. She is enthusiastic to play a part in winning new business and tenders for Centra Pulse and Connect.

Susan’s career has spanned across both private and the public sector where she has worked previously for Circle Housing Merton Priory as part of its senior management team, leading on customer access, performance management and continuous improvement.

Royston Betts, Head of Business Development

Royston Betts is responsible for business development across Centra’s support and telecare services. His remit includes proactive bids, competitive tenders and innovating our products and services.

Royston brings over 15 years’ experience of working in care, health and housing and is dedicated to finding care and support solutions that meet your unique local needs.

After working for the NHS within Occupational Therapy Teams, he joined a leading Older Peoples Housing and Services provider where he developed particular expertise in Extra Care Housing and Supported Living Services. Royston has extensive experience of developing innovative customer centric service and housing models in partnership with public sector commissioners, private investors and research bodies.

Kevin Prior, Head of Operations

Kevin heads up the Centra Operations Team across the UK. Providing support services to a range of client groups including domestic abuse, mental health, homelessness, learning disabilities, young people and drug and alcohol services.

Kevin oversees the work Centra carry out under contract with local authority commissioners in London, Kent and Medway.

Kevin joined the organisation in January 2015 from AmicusHorizon. He has over 15 years’ experience working with housing providers and as a Commissioning Manager in the Kent County Council Supporting People team.

If you wish to contact our team please email centra.sales@centragroup.org.uk.