Chris Wall has been appointed the new chief executive of Shropshire’s largest independent care provider, Coverage Care Services.
Current finance director Chris will replace David Coull who is retiring on May 1 after leading the business for the last 15 years.
“I am delighted and proud to have been given this responsibility,” Chris said.
“Coverage Care Services plays a crucial role in supporting hundreds of Shropshire citizens when they need it most. We have dedicated, skilled and caring staff across our homes who follow the company ethos of continuous improvement and go the extra mile to provide excellent service.”
During David’s tenure, Coverage Care has built five purpose-built care homes in Shropshire as part of its portfolio of 14 homes.
David has led Coverage Care while also being a key figure in the sector nationally. He is a past chairman of both the National Care Forum and Shropshire Partners in Care, which brings together care providers locally (and nationally) to maintain and raise standards of provision.
Coverage Care Services chairman, Ian Gordon, said: “David has been an outstanding servant of both Coverage Care and the care sector across this country throughout his long and distinguished career. His is a well-deserved retirement and he will depart with the grateful thanks and best wishes of the board and his colleagues.”
“Chris has proven himself to be very much the right person to take Coverage Care Services forward. Chris has a strong care sector background, both professionally and through his family being medical people, and he has shown us that he has a clear vision for taking Coverage Care Services into its future, while the care sector generally is facing tremendous change.”