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About us

The needs of elderly people and their families are at the heart of everything we do. Our core focus is on inspiring companionship while providing the highest quality of care. We are convinced that choosing the right care doesn’t need to be a burden. Cera specialises in helping people select the right care for their loved ones and offering continued support for as long as it is required. Whatever the needs of you and your family, you’ll be well cared for with Cera.

Our Vision

Cera wants to change the world of home care by supporting elderly people to live where they are most comfortable and happy.

Our Mission

Everybody should be free to experience joy and optimism in their lives, regardless of their age or condition. We understand how important this is to elderly people and want to support them in living in the comfort of their own home, providing only the best quality of care and companionship.

Our Guarantee

We are dedicated to giving elderly people the best possible home experience. Every effort has been taken to ensure elderly people receive the highest quality of care and assistance.

Meet the team

Dr. Ben Maruthappu

Co-founder, CEO

Marek Sacha

Co-founder, Managing Director

Martin Ocenas

Co-founder, CTO

Pauline Richard

Chief of Staff

Neil Colverd

Chief Investment Officer

Dr. Ansgar Lange

Director of Operations

Ankush Bhatia

Director of Commercial Strategy

Emma Colverd

Policy Advisor

Kendra Bennett

Head of Resource & Development

Martin Balážik

Senior Technology Developer

Jeroen van Rijn

Senior Technology Developer

Natalie Kalym

Head of Talent

Varun Buch

Clinical Technology Lead


Prof. Dame Carol Black

Chair, Nuffield Trust

Former President, Royal College of Physicians

Peter Sands

Former CEO, Standard Chartered Bank

Former Chairman, Davos

Prof. Thomas Zeltner

Chairman, KPT Health Insurance

Former Vice-Chair, World Health Organisation

Justin Jewitt

Chair, Hilton Nursing Partners

Former CEO, Nestor Healthcare Group

Graham Naylor

Cera Client & Care Advocate

Professor Ian Philp

Professor of Health Care for Older People, University of Sheffield
Chief Medical Officer, EASYCare Academy

Mike Smith

Board Member, UK Homecare Association (UKHCA)
CEO, Trinity Homecare


Ananth Sriskandarajah

Angel investor, WIRED 100

Alexander Dellal

Real-estate investor

Auriens Ventures

£200 million real estate development
focused on older people

Ayesha Vardag

President, Vardags

Charles Songhurst

Former Global Head, Corp. Strategy and M&A, Microsoft
Global angel investor

Credo Ventures

Czech-based institutional VC

David Buttress

CEO, JustEat

Henry Costa

Managing Director, MTN channel

Ken Costa

Former Chairman
Lazard and UBS banks

Kima Ventures

Institutional VC

Laurent Laffy

Angel investor

Malik Si-Hassen

Xona Partners

Mussaad Al-Razouki

Chief Business Development Officer
Kuwait Life Sciences

Neil Colverd

Former Head of Americas, UniCredit bank; former CEO of Brightwater Capital

Paul Willmott

Global Head of Digital
McKinsey & Co.

Peter Davies

Lansdowne Partners

Peter Sands

Board member, Dept. of Health
Former CEO, Standard Chartered bank
Co-chair, Davos (World Economic Forum)

Philip Pasler

Board Member, KCM Clinic S.A

Stephen Bence

Director, Spin-out Strategy

Tim Jackson

Partner, Lean Investments