Francis Whelan C.E.O. and Managing Director of Broadmeadow Healthcare Limited. Francis is an Architect by profession and a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. He has been responsible for the research, design and philosophy at Kilbrew Demesne and has been at the forefront of innovation in terms of the latest models and standards in dementia care, creation of relaxing and peaceful environments for senior care facilities.The cutting edge approach in terms of nursing care design, spearheaded by Francis, resulted in Kilbrew Demesne winning the Local Authorities Managers Award for best Nursing Care Facility in Ireland and also best New Business Award.Francis was also President of Fingal Chamber of Commerce in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 Francis won the coveted Chambers Ireland Award for corporate responsibility for the work of his Architectural practice, Whelan Corcoran Smith in South Africa and Niger, providing design services for anti-retroviral clinics, a fistula hospital and operating theatres.