New Captain takes the helm: Surrey care home welcomes new CEO

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Captain David Dominy, a former Royal Navy Captain, has joined Surrey-based maritime charity The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society as its new CEO.

Captain Dominy, who has spent 36 years leading and supporting sailors in the Royal Navy, succeeds Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt who served as the Society’s CEO for 17 years. Captain Dominy brings with him a wealth of experience in coaching and mentoring team members and in working across national, cultural, and ideological boundaries.

His staff appointments have seen him serve in policy, strategy, and force development in the higher management of defence. He served in the Pentagon (with the US Navy) where he was awarded the US Meritorious Service Medal, the Ministry of Defence, and NATO HQ Allied Command Transformation. He also served as Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord and as Director of Operational Sea Training (Ships).

Captain Dominy will lead the Society, including its residential and nursing care home Belvedere House, which provides expert nursing care for up to 68 former seafarers, their dependants, veterans, and the local community – including those living with dementia. The home has recently undergone extensive renovations to modernise and improve facilities for residents.

Captain David Dominy, CEO at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society said: “It has been an incredible but very busy first couple of months in my new role of CEO at the Royal Alfred and I am incredibly proud to have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading this great team. There has been some brilliant work going on at the Society including the completion of the modernisation programme. The new state-of-the-art facilities will undoubtedly enhance our ability to continue to provide exceptional care. I have been particularly impressed with our provision of care to those living with dementia and our provision of respite care.

“I am looking forward to helping shape the future of the Society and the care home Belvedere House, working closely with the highly experienced care team and Board of Trustees to continue to place seafarers, the broader maritime community and our local community at the heart of everything we do. I am immensely proud to be leading an organisation that invests in people, not in profit to deliver high-quality care and maintain a safe haven for our beneficiaries.”

To find out more about the work of The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society or if you’re interested in either one of its new en-suite rooms with associated care service or sheltered flat for independent living, visit the charity’s website (www.royalalfredseafarers.co.uk).

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