Senior Management Team

Experience, talent and a passion for delivering outstanding customer service, our senior team combines some of the best leadership and management skills from many industries.

Christian Walen

Christian Walen
Interim Head of UK

Christian has been CEO of Careium since 2023. He previously served as CEO of digital SaaS company Assessio Sweden, was senior manager at global consulting firm Accenture, CEO of healthcare and corporate care company PBM AB, and Head of B2B and global head of mental health at Kry/Livi.

Andy Haslam
Finance Director

A chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience, working within businesses in Europe, Dubai and the UK. During that time he has worked within the FMCG, Travel, Financial Services and most recently digital transformation sectors, helping senior leadership teams through various stages of transformation, change and growth.

Lauren Purser

Lauren Purser
Customer Operations Director

Lauren has been with Careium since 2007 & has 10 years’ experience leading large teams within our Alarm Receiving Centres. Lauren is passionate about working within high-pressured environments where the effective handling of high volumes of calls is critical, as well as providing excellent customer care & ensuring we are achieving KPIs.

Ben Park
Director of Operations – Field & Customer Services

Ben joined Careium in 2013. He is an experienced Quality, Compliance and Health & Safety Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the TECS and fire alarm industries. He is also a technical member of IOSH with a National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NEBOSH and Certificate in Business Management from the Open University.

Gary Clark
Technical Director

Gary joined Careium in March 2022. His previous experience comes from within the industry, with a background in engineering, training and leading the development of a telecare digital solution. At his last company he was responsible for the install, service and maintenance departments dealing solely with telecare/TECS solutions.

Craig Shoebridge

Craig Shoebridge
IT Operations Manager

Craig has worked at Careium since 2007. He has extensive experience of the telecare industry, having worked in the sector for over 16 years. During his time with the company and throughout its acquisitions he has integrated numerous IT services, making it a priority that our systems have remained available and stable throughout, with no impact to the people we look after.

Amanda Salisbury
HR Business Partner

Amanda is an experienced HR professional who joined Careium in 2022. She has a Law degree and is also Level 5 CIPD qualified.