An education and training group which operates Newcastle College has strengthened its executive team with two appointments. NCG, which runs six colleges and national training providers Intraining and Rathbone, welcomes Mike Wilmot as chief finance officer and Karen Heaney as chief operating officer. Heaney joins NCG from one of the UK’s largest social housing and adult residential care providers, Home Group, where she was director of regeneration.

Staff at Barchester Healthcare’s Hagley Place care home, in Ludlow have welcomed a new general manager. Claire Harris will oversee the running of the 60 bed home and will be responsible for a team of 79.

Lee Woodfine is the new managing director at Waterstone Homes.

Origin Housing has appointed Clarion’s Neil McCall as its new chair.

The newest member of the Railway Housing Association board is hoping his role will make a real difference to people’s lives. Paul Stephens has joined the board having previously worked as Director of Housing and Community at Cestria Housing in Chester le Street and having been a board member at Darlington Housing Association and North Star Housing Group.

Interim HealthCare Inc. has announced the appointment of Tracy Clark as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing. It is part of Caring Brands International, which also includes UK-based Bluebird Care and Australia-based Just Better Care.

Jaedon Green, director of product and distribution at Leeds Building Society, has been appointed a non-executive director of Leeds Federated Housing Association.

Labour has questioned the choice of a former Conservative health minister to be the next chair of NHS England. Lord Prior, a former Tory MP who served in government between 2015 and 2017, has been named preferred candidate to succeed Sir Malcolm Grant in the role.