NEWS HR

Tributes have been paid to a former Housing Executive Derry District Manager who went on to become Chief Executive after he passed away recently. Paddy McIntyre was involved in developing and allocating social housing in the Carnhill and Galliagh areas during the early days of the Housing Executive back in the 1970s.

Legal & General has appointed former Keepmoat director Ben Denton as MD of its affordable homes division.

Cambridgeshire-based housing association, Hundred Houses Society, has appointed Matt Thomas as its new chief executive.

Anna Simpson, finance director at Grand Union Housing Group, is to join Midland Heart.

Greenfields Community Housing has appointed Emma Palmer as its chief executive, replacing Phil Adams, who retired from the role in March.

Bathgate-based Weslo Housing Management is ringing the changes with the appointment of Diana MacLean as its new operations director. MacLean joins from Radian Housing Association – a 21,000 house provider based in the south-east of England. She replaces Mike Crozier who has been Weslo’s operations director for the past 24 years after forming the company with three colleagues to take over Scottish Homes’ houses in West Lothian in the first staff led transfer of its kind. MacLean has also worked at New Forest District Council, Home Group and Scottish Borders Housing Association.

Pre-hospital care charity, the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) has appointed a new General Manager (Gary Scott).

A long-serving member of a housing association board has decided to step down to spend more time with her family. Laura Hendry, who is the only tenant member on the governing board of Barrhead Housing Association (BHA), has called it a day after almost 22 years on the committee.