Bayswater: ECHO Community Services appoints new CEO


ECHO Community Services chair Paul Blackbeard.
ECHO Community Services chair Paul Blackbeard.

BAYSWATER-based ECHO Community Services has announced the appointment of Jonathan Smith as its new chief executive, who takes over from Phil Baker.

Mr Baker led the not-for-profit organisation, which provided care to elderly and people with disabilities, for six years.

Chair Paul Blackbeard said the board acknowledged it was a time of leadership change.

“Phil has championed an excellent level of care for ECHO clients, putting the organisation in a good position to face the challenges ahead,” he said.

“(He) has conducted a thorough handover during the last two months of 2017, and will remain with ECHO to work on strategically important projects for the first half of 2018.

“This has allowed Mr Smith to develop the plan to implement the Board’s new ‘3.E’ strategy.”

If you or someone you know needs assistance with tasks around the home, such as gardening, maintenance, social support, or transportation, contact ECHO 9271 7011 or email info@echocommunity.org.au.

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