Operations Board

Our Operations Board represents the ‘engine room’ of the Group and is where day-to-day decisions are made.

The Operations Board consists of the Executive Directors and our Senior Managers including our Service Improvement Manager, Therapy Manager and our Registered Home Managers.

Sylvia Onyekwelu

Centre Director (Fairlie House)

Sylvia joined Fairlie Healthcare in June 2019, initially working alongside Daisy Selvakumar until she transferred to our new home Woodstown House in Banstead. Sylvia took over the reins as Registered Home Manager for Fairlie House in January 2020.

Sylvia is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience covering the NHS and Private Sector in diverse nursing roles from bedside nursing to the role of Healthcare Inspector. Her clinical background has been varied but mainly focused on Hospital-based Critical Care in her early years shifting to working more in the community setting over the last 10 years.

Sylvia has personally invested in learning professional Coaching skills and now enjoys using her knowledge to support her team at Fairlie House. Sylvia is committed to continuous service improvement, interdisciplinary team working, staff development and most importantly providing an excellent experience for both patients and their relatives.


Daisy Selvakumar

Centre Director (Woodstown House)

Daisy joined Fairlie Healthcare in August 2013 as a Senior Charge Nurse overseeing a team of nurses looking after a 10-bed ventilator unit at Fairlie House, West Norwood. Within a short period, she was promoted to Deputy Clinical Manager and in May 2016 Daisy became the Centre Director for Fairlie House.

Since becoming an RGN in 1978 Daisy has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of critical care both in the UK and the Middle East in hospitals and premier care units, caring for patients with complex medical needs including ventilator support, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and multi-system failure. Daisy’s passion is education, training and mentoring.

Having helped the team at Fairlie to achieve ‘Outstanding’ status following the latest CQC inspection, Daisy has now taken up the challenge of being Centre Director at the Group’s new specialist care facility, Woodstown House.

Additionally, Daisy organised and administered several community-based projects on behalf of the International Red Cross and Unicef in Cambodia, India, Tibet, Sudan, and several other countries. Daisy is committed to mentoring and developing her team, encouraging them to share best practice with their colleagues and continually improve the care and experience of the residents in their care.


Zahra Srivaratharajah

Learning & Development Manager

Zahra is a Registered Nurse with upwards of ten years of practical experience across various nursing domains including medical, community and health and social care settings. Zahra currently serves as the Learning and Development Manager and was brought onboard by senior leadership to reform how educational content is developed, disseminated, and delivered to all staff across the organisation.

Zahra has served in Clinical Nurse roles over the course of her career and has spent time focusing on epilepsy. In her previous role at Active Care Group, Zahra was responsible for creating and leading the Epilepsy Steering Group and developed and enhanced policies and procedures integral to training. In previous roles Zahra served as a Nurse Tutor focusing on high-quality education and delivering clinical training courses, all the while, striving for clinical excellence.

Zahra studied at the University of Ottawa receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in English and French, Canada’s official languages.


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