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The Department of Health and Social Care is looking to appoint a new Chair to lead the NICE’s Board, when David Haslam steps down after more than 6 years in the role, later this year.

The Royal College of Nursing today announces that Dame Donna Kinnair has been appointed permanent Chief Executive and General Secretary. Dame Donna was appointed to the circa £183,000 a year role following a ‘competitive selection process’ by the union’s ruling council.

A newly merged housing association has appointed an acting chair. Lynda Bowen is due to step into the role later this year, having previously worked as LHP’s vice-chair. The move follows the resignation of Stephen Savage, who has spent four years at the helm of LHP. During this time the organisation has undergone major change, and the board has guided the merger of Shoreline Housing Association in North East Lincolnshire and Mayflower in Boston. The new 12,700-home organisation was formed in April last year.

Orbis Education and Care has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of its first ever Chief Operating Officer, alongside a new HR Director. Rob McKay and Linda Bridge join the Cardiff-based care provider as COO and HR Director respectively in a continuing period of rapid growth for the company.

Elaine Bailey, chief executive of Hyde Group, has announced her retirement after five years at the large housing association.

The Department of Health and Social Care is looking to appoint a new Chair to lead the NICE’s Board, when David Haslam steps down after more than 6 years in the role, later this year.

Social housing contractor Kier has announced a strategic review of its business as it confirmed the arrival of its new chief executive. Andrew Davies was previously appointed to lead British contractor Carillion but the group became insolvent before he began in the role. Before that, he was chief executive of property and construction company Wates between 2014 and 2018.

Rob Bennion OBE has been appointed chair of retirement village operator, Whiteley Homes Trust.