The chief financial officer of the UK’s largest housing association has been appointed as the new chief executive of Sovereign. Mark Washer has been in charge of finance at Clarion – and Affinity Sutton before it was renamed following the merger with Circle – since 2001. He will take over at Sovereign from Ann Santry this summer.

Graham Micklewright has been promoted to managing director of Redrow Homes (Midlands), in Tamworth.

Burnley-based housing association Accent has appointed Matthew Sugden into its senior executive team. Mr Sugden will be Accent’s new executive director for governance and business assurance.

Bloor Homes Southern has appointed a new commercial director to help drive the company’s continued expansion. John Lofthouse has taken on the role at the national housebuilder’s regional office in Newbury.

Balhousie Care Group has appointed Lynn Phillips as manager of Balhousie Luncarty care home.

Melanie Weatherly, chief executive of Lincolnshire homecare provider Walnut Care, will co-chair the Care Association Alliance.

A 77-year-old man has died in hospital after being struck repeatedly by a fellow resident in a dementia residential home. The suspect, whose initials are P.S., is currently being kept in custody that can last up to 30 days. The victim, Z.K., died from a brain hemorrhage. P.S. assaulted Z.K. after an altercation over a TV remote control, “as they were unable to agree on which program to watch.”

Church Farm Care, has announced the appointment of Amanda Jones as quality assurance manager.