New exec at ECH

Darryl Cotter’s experience will assist the provider as it transitions to the new Support at Home program.

ECH has appointed Darryl Cotter as its new head of home and community services.

A key role in the aged care and retirement living provider’s executive team, Mr Cotter will be responsible for developing and implementing ECH’s strategic plans to ensure the delivery of high-quality care and regulatory compliance across the organisation’s various streams.

Mr Cotter brings to the role knowledge and experience from diverse sectors, including retail. Previous positions have included state and national management roles at Coles Group, Target Australia and Spotlight.

Claire Scapinello

ECH chief executive Claire Scapinello said Mr Cotter’s experience will greatly assist the South Australian provider as it readies to transition to the new Support at Home program which commences from 1 July 2025.

“Darryl has extensive consumer-focused experience in developing operational excellence and business improvement, building teams, and engaging and fostering a cultural of innovation,” she said. “His expertise will complement the excellent clinical capabilities within our broader care team and enhance our ability to deliver exemplary service for our customers.”

Mr Cotter replaces Sally Sobels who is retiring. “We also wish a very happy and fulfilling retirement to Sally and thank her for her invaluable contributions that have supported and improved the lives of our customers over the past eight years,” Ms Scapinello said.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Cotter said his initial focus will be meeting ECH’s frontline personnel. “With more than 100 retirement villages across the state and such a wide range of services available, our home and community teams are well positioned to support the wellbeing and independence of South Australians and have a positive impact on their lives.”

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