Amicala is part of the DGS Capital Partners group of companies, and sister business to the regional care home operator Allegra Care focused on Central and Southern England, which commenced operating in 2019.

With offices in London and Hampshire Amicala is focused on the delivery and operation of Assisted Living communities in London and Southern England.


Paul Spence
Chief Executive Officer

Paul has 30 years of management experience. He was a partner at Q Street Capital and co-owner of Matrix Alternative Asset Management. He began his career at Barclays Capital, where he was Deputy Head of Equities Trading globally and Head of Equity and Derivatives Trading at BZW Japan. Paul was a founding partner of DGS Capital Partners.

Paul is Chairman of Amicala’s sister business Allegra Care.

Henry Lumby
Managing Director – Development

Henry was formerly Head of Retirement Living at Savills. In that role he advised many of the leading UK assisted living and retirement developers and operators, as well as advising investors and new entrants. Henry in addition advised think tanks, policy bodies and industry groups. Prior to this role Henry was Head of Sales for a retirement and care home developer / operator. Over the course of his career in property since 2001, Henry has worked across the retirement sector, as well as working on some of London’s most iconic residential developments.

Henry is Executive Director of Amicala’s sister business Allegra Care and a partner of DGS Capital Partners

Helen Jones
Chief Operating Officer

Helen has held the senior roles of General Manager for Tricare Nursing Homes (1,200 Residents), Chief Operations Officer for Domain Principal Group (5,000 Residents) and Executive for Strategy, Standards and Service Development with Australian Unity Independent and Assisted Living (3,000 residents, 55,000 home care clients). Helen has undertaken global research to shape her award winning residential care service model. Helen was the first aged care recipient of the Endeavour Executive Australia Award, and is a Board member of the Common Age Association, a charitable organisation focused on improving aged care standards in all Commonwealth countries.

Helen is CEO of Amicala’s sister business Allegra Care and a partner of DGS Capital Partners.

Michael Davies
Chief Financial Officer

Michael has 30 years experience in finance sector. He was formerly Head of Group Mergers and Acquisitions at UBS, having started his career at Morgan Grenfell in London. Michael has been involved in a wide range of corporate advisory assignments, including IPOs and restructurings. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG. Michael was a founding partner of DGS Capital Partners.