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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.

Nicola Brooks, the Vice-chair of not-for-profit care village operator, Belong, has been appointed Chair of the organisation.

A Welsh housebuilder has made a number of new appointments as it looks to fuel growth plans. New hires include senior land manager Sam Oliver to head up the Land & Partnerships acquisition function to secure immediate land opportunities for mixed tenure and affordable family housing, PRS, extra care and retirement living developments across North West England and North Wales. Other appointments include contracts manager Bob Heaton; quantity surveyor Jack Donald; design co-ordinator Simon Maxwell and architectural technologist Kevin Shone

Retirement villages provider Audley Group has appointed Nick Edwards as its new chief operating officer. Edwards will take on the role in December and will be the first person to hold this newly created post, reporting to Audley Group chief executive, Nick Sanderson.

Ben Beadle is to be the chief executive of the new National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) formed from the merger of the National Landlords Association and the Residential Landlords Association. Mr Beadle is currently director of operations at Touchstone, part of the Places for People housing group. Previously he was managing director of TDS Northern Ireland and director of customer service with the TDS, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. He will join NRLA in November.

The Care Software Providers Association (CASPA) has announced the appointment of Taffy Gatawa to the Board of Directors. Gatawa, chief information and compliance officer at everyLIFE Technologies, expands the Board to six directors and brings expertise in data protection, information governance and security within the social care and software sector. CASPA was launched in March to represent the views and interests of social care software providers whilst promoting advances in the flow of digital information across social care, to allow more openness and transparency. Founded by Person Centred Software, everyLIFE Technologies and Nourish Care, the association is independent and not-for-profit.