Sally Veitch has been named as the incoming chair of Settle, which operates across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. She will take up her new role in September and will succeed Martin Nurse, who has spent six years at the association. Ms Veitch joins the sector after having spent 25 years working in retail and finance, including in the role of finance director – finance and customer services at the Home Retail Group, which owns Argos.

Theresa May’s right-hand man has been made an advisor at Arcadis. Gavin Barwell was the former prime minister’s chief of staff for two years before she stepped down last year and was replaced by Boris Johnson, who replaced Barwell with Dominic Cummings. Barwell was an MP for seven years before he lost his marginal Croydon Central seat in the 2017 general election. He was made a life peer last autumn. His previous roles in government included government whip, minister of state for housing and planning and separately as minister for London. Arcadis said Barwell’srole will be to provide strategic advice on a series of priorities around construction, housing, placemaking and urban regeneration. In this role, Barwell will help develop Arcadis’ residential work as well as its precision manufacture and modular construction expertise. Barwell’s other advisory roles include work for housebuilder Barratt and housing association Clarion.

David Mackenzie has been named new CEO at Craigdale Housing Association.

David Flory CBE is the incoming Independent Chair for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System. He will be joining the system in Autumn 2020, working closely with Dr Amanda Doyle OBE – the ICS Chief Officer – and other local leaders to help to deliver the local vision to work together to improve health and care for local people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Peabody has appointed Eamonn Hughes as its new chief financial officer. Eamonn Hughes has been serving as interim chief financial officer at Peabody since February.

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has appointed Robert Campbell as its new director of housing & community services.

Anita Jones has been announced as the new chief executive of Freebridge Community Housing.

Mark Beach, who boasts more than 16 years of experience in housing, performance improvement and strategic development, joins Calico Homes from One Manchester, where he served as head of Customers and Interim Director of Communities.