new_chief_exec“With Keir Lynch at the helm we will be driving forward ECL’s offering as a prime and a subcontractor for commissioners and healthcare partners in Essex and further afield”

Health and wellbeing company ECL, which rebranded from Essex Cares in 2015 and is wholly owned by Essex County Council, has appointed Keir Lynch as their new Chief Executive. He will take up the role on the 11 January.

ECL has a range of services which support older adults and those with physical and learning disabilities to live independently and the company holds contracts in Essex and West Sussex. The rebrand to ECL this year followed a two-year transformation to address changes introduced by the Care Act and reshape services to be market driven.

Currently Executive Director for Strategy, Transformation, Commissioning Support and Traded Services at Essex County Council, Keir takes on the role having spent the past six months as a non-executive director for the company.

Mike Fitzgerald, Finance Director and Acting Chief Executive of ECL, said: “With Keir Lynch at the helm we will be driving forward ECL’s offering as a prime and a subcontractor for commissioners and healthcare partners in Essex and further afield.”

After joining Essex County Council in 2008 initially as Director for HR and Customer Excellence, his latest role at Essex County Council has seen him lead the authority’s transformation programme.

This has seen over £450m in savings whilst also positioning the Council as a cutting edge public service commissioner.

Prior to Essex County Council Keir spent six years with the Bank of Ireland Group as the UK HR. He developed his early career in the global telecoms industry, holding a number of senior HR roles in GEC (latterly Marconi).

He has a BA (Hons) in Humanities from Greenwich University, an MBA through the Open Business School and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

The website is at www.ecl.org

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