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Eddie Fraser has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of East Ayrshire Council, to replace Fiona Lees when she retires in a few weeks’ time.

Cairn Housing Group is preparing for 2021 with a reshaped executive team, which it said is designed to support a step change in services to customers, continued modernisation, and investment in homes. The group recently celebrated the second anniversary of Ancho tenants voting in favour of a constitutional partnership with Cairn, and discussions have resumed with Pentland Housing Association about a proposed transfer of engagements. A new look executive team has been designed to support a One Team approach across the group, with a focus on service delivery and improvements in key performance areas. Morag Boyter is the new director of business services, Meg Deasley is the new director of property services, and Derek Adam is the director of finance & people services.

Terrie Alafat and Caroline Pillay have joined the board of Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), the manager of a fund set up to help charities deliver supported housing.

Inspired Villages Group, the Legal & General-backed later living business, has announced that Sharon Badelek has joined the firm as its chief financial officer, in a newly created position that reflects its next major stage of growth and evolution. Badelek brings over 20 years’ experience growing customer-centric businesses across the UK retail, leisure and healthcare sectors. Her previous roles include CFO and CEO of Novus Leisure, which operates at over 40 venues across the UK, Group Finance Director at Vue Entertainment, where she was key in their expansion across the UK and Europe, as well as Group Financial Controller of Virgin Active and CFO of Westpoint Veterinary Group.

Unity Homes and Enterprise has appointed Cedric Boston as Interim Chief Executive. He will replace Ali Akbor OBE who led the organisation for more than two decades before stepping down to serve as a member of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Panel.

Sharon Doodson becomes Registered Manager and only the third Director of Care to be appointed in the history of Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Local authority housebuilder Homes for Lambeth has appointed a former Viridian and Optivo board member to be its new operations director. Samantha Herelle joins HFL, which is wholly owned by Lambeth council and aiming to build 1,000 homes for social rent in the borough.

Sheron Carter has stepped down as chief executive of specialist housing association Habinteg after nearly three years in the role.