Executive team


Jean-Luc Janet, Chief Finance Officer

Following the first part of his career in the media sector, including at Emap plc, over the last 10 years Jean-Luc has been involved in a significant number of healthcare and education projects.

Jean-Luc is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Paul Elliot

Paul Elliott, Chief Operating Officer

From 2010 to 2014 Paul led a transformation of efficiency and patient outcomes in the UK, as well as undertaking advisory work for Bupa in India, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. Paul joined Acorn in 2014 as Managing Director of Education, before becoming Chief Operating Officer in January 2015.

Sharon Benson

Sharon Benson, Group HR Director

Sharon Benson was appointed as the Acorn Care Group HR Director in April 2015. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic HR Management from the University of Salford and has more than 20 years experience in HR. Sharon is also an accredited Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Louise Hernon

Louise Hernon, Director of Policy

Louise Hernon joined Acorn Care and Education in 2007, initially as a senior manager in the fostering service . She was appointed Director of Policy, Quality and Outcomes in 2014. Louise is a qualified social worker who began her career in the local authority where she gained extensive experience in safeguarding including the posts of Child Protection Coordinator and as the policy officer for the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board.