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Somerset Care has appointed Donna Howitt as the new Manager of Wyndham House.

Mark Easton, a qualified solicitor and experienced infrastructure investment professional, has been appointed as the new chair of Kingdom Initiatives, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association.

Somerset County Council’s director of adult services has resigned from his post. Stephen Chandler, who had been in place since January 2016, was instrumental in inviting BBC Panorama crews in to film the authority’s social care team and the challenges it faced. Council leader David Fothergill said his resignation was in no way linked to the documentary.

Global consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal has appointed a new Managing Director to its European healthcare and life sciences wing. Ray Berglund will now help the firm expand its practice, as clients look to navigate an increasingly complex and volatile market.

Phil Smith has been appointed as the new managing director of New Century Care.

Arhag, which focuses on providing housing for refugees and migrants across London, has now appointed Arvinda Gohil as its new boss to replace Mr Boston, who has now left the organisation after four years at the helm.

Oona Goldsworthy, chief executive of United Communities, is leaving to take up the role of chief executive of Brunelcare, a small housing association that provides care homes and support to older people.

Notting Hill Genesis has appointed property veteran Ian Ellis as its new chair.