New Director at ECH – Australian Ageing Agenda

New Director at ECH – Australian Ageing Agenda

ECH has appointed Darryl Cotter as the new Head of Home Care and Community Services.

Mr Cotter is a key member of the senior care and retirement living provider’s executive team, 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 knowledge and experience from a range of sectors, including retail. Previous roles include management roles at state and national level with Coles Group, Target Australia and Spotlight.

Claire Scapinello

According to Claire Scapinello, ECH Chief Executive Officer, Mr Cotter’s experience will greatly assist the South Australian healthcare provider as it prepares to transition to the new Support at Home program, which launches on 1 July 2025.

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

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

Commenting on his new role, Mr Cotter said his initial focus will be on meeting ECH’s frontline staff. “With over 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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