Rob Bennion OBE has been appointed chair of retirement village operator, Whiteley Homes Trust.

A healthcare expert with over 20 years’ experience has been appointed as head of care at a Welsh specialist further education college. Mat James, who has worked extensively across the healthcare field for two decades, has taken up the managerial role at Sully-based Beechwood College, which provides a unique 24-hour lifelong learning environment for young people over the age of 16. In his new role he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the domiciliary care at the specialist facility, which supports young people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and severe and profound learning disabilities.

Stephen Teagle, chief executive of Galliford Try Partnerships, has been named chair of the Housing Forum, which represents 150 firms from across a number of sectors involved in the housing supply chain.

Clare Silvester has been appointed Head of Quality and Governance by Runwood Homes.

Andrew Wright has been named managing director by Blackpool-based Create Homes.

Rebecca Drinkwater has joined Lovell Homes as field sales manager covering developments across its North West region.

Nick Roberts is to be the new chief executive of Travis Perkins.

Philip Palmer is the new land director for the Northern region of Elan Homes.