The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has appointed Chris Cheetham and Emmy Labovitch to its board as non-executive directors.

Ali Akbor, the chief executive of Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise, has said he hopes the appointment of James Brokenshire as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government will place the need for more affordable homes higher up the Government’s agenda.

Andrew Kubski has been appointed as director of development and asset management at West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA).

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Brent Kilmurray as its new Chief Executive.

Lorna Bailey is now a non-executive director at Norfolk Community Health and Care.

Kevin Maclusky is the new chairman of Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund.

Ali Powell has been taken on board by retirement property specialists PegasusLife in the new role of chief commercial officer.

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has announced the appointment of Geraldine (Gerry) Nosowska as the association’s new chair.