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The UK’s largest housing association has appointed David Avery as its group chair. Mr Avery is currently chair of Clarion Housing Association, the group’s housing association subsidiary, but will now take over at the group level from Neil Goulden, who is stepping down after a nine-year term. Mr Avery has been on the group’s board since Clarion was formed through the mega-merger of Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing in 2016.

The head of Fife’s health and social care partnership is to leave his post after a challenging year for the service. Michael Kellet’s will depart at the end of July to take on a new role around Brexit and the constitution with the Scottish Government.

Gail Robertson has led the housing and property services team at Castlehill Housing Association in Aberdeen for the last nine years, and will take over from Bruce Forbes upon his retirement in early September.

Tech specialist Angela Mitchell has been appointed to the Wheatley Group as a non-executive director.

Helen Parker has been named as David Oldershaw’s replacement as chief executive of Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (MHN), having spent the past two years as general manager of its Pinnacle Ventures innovation arm.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of a woman in Angus. Emergency services were called to a flat on Swan Street in Brechin at around 1.30am on Sunday but were too late to save the 23-year-old care home worker, who succumbed to her injuries in the property.

Affordable housing provider Albyn Group has appointed experienced businesswoman and third sector specialist Lisa Buchanan as its new chief executive.

Ashley Carroll, has been appointed by New Care as Resident Experience Manager. In her new role, Ashley has been tasked with overseeing the Hospitality Services and Wellbeing teams at each of New Care’s six care facilities across the North West and Midlands.