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Jamie Irvine has been appointed as Linstone Housing Association’s new chair.

JDA Architects has promoted Tom Kelly and Karen O’Reilly to the board of directors. Kelly has been with JDA for 15 years, and has grown the company while advising on housing and care, sports and industrial sectors, as well as one-off houses.

Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA) has installed its interim chief executive in the job permanently, less than a month after regaining the top regulatory grading for governance. Mark Pearson, who joined the group in December 2017 as deputy chief executive, was made interim boss in March last year. He replaced Lisa Pickard who left the 1,500-home landlord after six-and-a-half years.

Helen Rourke has left her post as Director of Finance and Company Secretary at Bradford-based Manningham Housing Association. She has now taken up the position of Executive Director – Finance with Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group.

Housing association Castle Rock Edinvar has appointed Neil Ross as director of placemaking opportunities. He was previously business development manager at partner organisation Places for People Developments, which is also part of the Places for People Group.

Fiona Maguire has been appointed as the new asset and development manager for Rural Stirling Housing Association.

Bupa has appointed Cath Keers as a non-executive director to its Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 November.

Independent Doctors Federation (IDF) chief executive Sue Smith will be leaving the post in November. Smith, whose contract is coming to an end, started at the federation three years ago when she was tasked with carrying out and implementing a strategic review.