Consensus appoints Paula Keys as CEO and David Spruzen to chair

Paula Keys

Provider of adult social care services Consensus Support has appointed Paula Keys as the company’s chief executive officer and David Spruzen as non-executive chair of its board of directors.

Keys has held leadership roles in health and social care provision including chief operating officer at Horizon Care and Education Group, a role that she also fulfilled at HC-One. She previously held the positions of chief of staff, managing director and operations director at HC-One, and was head of quality with Bupa Care Services.

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Alongside her appointment, the business has created a chief operating officer post within the leadership team. Eddie Morgan’s internal appointment to that position follows eight years of senior roles within Consensus, including his time as CEO between December 2019 and March 2022.

‘This is an exciting time to join the talented team at Consensus, with its mission to ensure opportunity, choice and success for every individual we support,’ said Keys.

‘I am also inspired by the values shared across the organisation, the focus upon quality of care in all our services, and dedication to supporting more and more people to achieve their goals and lead fulfilled, meaningful lives.’

David Spruzen

Spruzen has experience in the adult learning disabilities care sector, having served as the chief executive of HC-One, as well as CEO and subsequently executive chair at Care Management Group and as executive chair of Achieve Together.

He said: ‘Consensus has a sector-leading reputation as the provider that delivers exceptional quality in support and accommodation for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. It also has ambitious growth plans for the future, that will bring even more outstanding services to people in need of personalised care across the UK.

‘The board is looking forward to supporting Paula and her colleagues in achieving those ambitions.’