Firstly, David McKinney has been appointed in the role of Local Government Managing Director and will join Servelec on Monday 16 March 2020.
David brings excellent operational experience from 30 years in technology, product development, manufacturing and service, plus a passion for improving lives and engaging customers. David has held roles at board level in public and private companies, most recently as UK and Ireland CEO of Tunstall Healthcare, and previously as Chief Operating Officer of Pace, a £2.5bn pay-TV software business.
David will spend time in all parts of the business over the coming weeks meeting Servelec’s local authority customers and partners to determine priorities and specific areas of focus.
Secondly, Neil Laycock is leaving Servelec at the end of March to pursue a new opportunity that interests him outside the business. As a result, Servelec is taking the opportunity to consolidate the Healthcare Managing Director and Sales Director roles. This means that Steve Wightman will step up to the role of Healthcare Managing Director from his current Sales Director role. Steve has done an excellent job helping build real momentum into Servelec’s healthcare business, including securing new Rio partnerships and the first contracts to implement Flow in the UK.
On the changes, Ian Crichton, CEO at Servelec said: “Firstly, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to David McKinney. David is joining Servelec at a key time for our local government business as we focus on growing our customer base and deliver against exciting roadmaps for our social care, education and youth services products. I also want to thank Neil Laycock for his leadership of the healthcare business in Servelec, and for the positive changes he’s introduced in his short time with us. We wish him every success in the next phase of his career.
“These changes give us a good balance of old and new within our Executive Team, plus a healthy mix of both sales and operational expertise as we move forward. Steve is well-known to our healthcare customers and, together with David, will maintain our focus of working with NHS organisations and councils to understand their challenges, so we can continue to provide technology that improves people’s lives.”