Wayne Gales, chief executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, takes over from Nigel Wilson of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group as the head of the social housing consortium.

The chief officer of Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership will quit his role next year. Robert Packham yesterday announced his decision to retire at the end of April next year.

A London housing association has appointed a new chief financial officer. Ebele Akojie, who currently serves on the audit committee of the Salvation Army Housing Association joined the South East-based One Housing from Notting Hill Genesis.

New Care has promoted Dawn Collett to the role of Commissioning Director.

Sovereign Housing Association has hired former Catalyst property director Tom Titherington as its new executive director for development and commercial.

Northern housing association Yorkshire Housing has appointed Nick Atkin as its new chief executive.

Calor has strengthened its offering to the rural housing development market with the appointment of two key new specifier consultants. Ivan Griffiths will help manage the Eastern and Southern regions, while Rachel Heyes is responsible for the North, Scotland and Wales.

Property developer and investor Kajima has strengthened its operations in Ireland with the addition of Nigel Skinner as Project Director.