Our Management

Robert Stephenson-Padron, MSc

Managing Director

Mr. PadrRobert-Stephensonon is a healthcare industry expert and former public servant. Prior to starting Penrose Care in 2012, he was a healthcare research analyst at Merrill Lynch (2010-12), which he joined from Barclays Capital/Barclays PLC (2007-10). From 2003-2006, he served as a commissioner of the City of Berkeley, USA.

Mr. Padron holds a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley and a Master in Economics & Finance from the Universidad de Navarra. Mr. Padron is an avid animal lover and enjoys taking his pet parrot out for walks in north west London.

 

María Tovar Lezáun, RN

Care Manager

Ms. TovMariaar is a registered nurse in the UK and Spain. She joined Penrose Care from Beis Rochel Nursing Home (Agudas Israel Housing Association) of London where she worked as a nurse during the summer of 2012. Prior to her UK-based career, she worked as a nurse in the Psychiatric Unit of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra (2009-2012), the best private hospital in Spain. Ms. Tovar works concurrently as a practicing nurse at the prestigious Harley Clinic.

Ms. Tovar holds a degree in nursing from the Universidad de Navarra. Ms. Tovar enjoys horse riding, sports, and reading.

 

Clare-Ann Fransen

Director of Public Relations

Mrs. FraClare-Annnsen is an active family values advocate. As a speaker with Catholic Voices, she has appeared on numerous media outlets. She has also spent many years organising and coordinating personal development activities for children and young adults in the Caribbean and north London.

Mrs. Fransen is a qualified architect and holds a BArch (hons) from the U. of Nottingham and an MA and DipArch from the U. of Westminster. Clare enjoys outside activities and resides in north London with her husband.

 

María Ferragut Rámiz

Director, European Recruitment

Mrs. FerragMaria-Ferragutut is passionate about children and education having many years of experience with children, young people, and teaching elderly individuals. Prior to moving to Madrid where she has taught technology immersion courses for the elderly, Maria spent many years working with children and young adults in Palma de Mallorca as a volunteer for Grupo Scout San Alonso and as a social skills development monitor for socially excluded adults with Patronato Obrero.

Mrs. Ferragut has a degree in Humanities from the Universidad de Salamanca and Social Anthropology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Maria enjoys patchwork and lives in Madrid with her husband and two children.

 

Our Board

Robert Stephenson-Padron, MSc

Co-founder & Executive Director

Mr. PadronRobert-Stephenson is a healthcare industry expert and former public servant. Prior to starting Penrose Care in 2012, he was a healthcare research analyst at Merrill Lynch (2010-12), which he joined from Barclays Capital/Barclays PLC (2007-10). From 2003-2006, he served as a commissioner of the City of Berkeley, USA.

Mr. Padron holds a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley and a Master in Economics & Finance from the Universidad de Navarra. Mr. Padron is an avid animal lover and enjoys taking his pet parrot out for walks in north west London.

 

Dr. Matthew J. Knight, MBBS, BSc (hons), MRCP (Lond)

Co-founder & Non-Executive Director

Dr. KnighMatthewt is a practicing physician and works as a Consultant at the Barnet General Hospital following several years at the Royal Free Hospital. In addition to his work as a physician, he has spent many years engaged in voluntary work for young adults in north London and has helped with fundraising in Kenya and in India.

Dr. Knight holds a BSc (hons) in Neurosciences and MBBS (merit) in Medicine from the University College London. He holds the Diploma in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, London, and holds full membership of the Royal College. He has sat on the national trainees committee of the Royal College of Physicians from 2011. Since 1999, he has lived in the Hampstead area of north west London.

 

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