NEWS HR

A CEO who oversaw the merger of two housing associations will step down at the end of June. Peter Brown was named CEO of Connexus when it formed last July from a merger of Shropshire Housing and Herefordshire Housing.

Frank Mondino, former area director of Keepmoat, heads a trio of senior appointments by Placefirst Construction, the construction subsidiary of Placefirst, to drive the company’s growth plan.

Julie Wright has been appointed interim managing director at Tanglewood Care Homes.

Simon O’Donoghue, who is also head of pastoral support at Humanists UK, has been elected to chair of the Network for Pastoral, Spiritual, and Religious Care in Health (NPSRCH) until 2020.

A large, national housing association has appointed an ex-director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as its new chair. John Cridland will join the major housing association in July.

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has appointed a new head of social housing. Linda Convery, a partner at the firm, takes over the role from Paul Butterworth.

Kevin Green, former chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), has been appointed non-executive director at Affinity Workforce.

The chief constable of North Wales Police is to be the new chairman of the region’s troubled health board. Mark Polin will retire from the force in late July, taking up his new post at the Betsi Cadwaladr board in September.