UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE as President, with immediate effect.

Ruth Whatling has joined Homeless Network Scotland in the role of Head of Policy & Equality, a newly created post that speaks to a growing awareness and importance placed on equality considerations in ending homelessness in Scotland.

Cancer Research UK has appointed Luke Robinson as Director of Communications.

Penny Brohn UK has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees. The appointees are Dr Penny Kechagioglou, consultant clinical oncologist, and Jon Green, former NHS hospital chief executive and operational director.

Hallmark Care Homes has promoted Group Operations Director, Aneurin Brown, to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Care UK has appointed Martin Friend to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Patrick Butler has been appointed general manager of Belong Chester care village and nursery which is due to open its doors in spring 2022.

Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of Hospice UK, is to step down at the end of the year. Bleakley, who has been with the umbrella body for the past six years, will become chief executive designate of the Integrated Care Board for Norfolk and Waveney’s Integrated Care System, as part of the ongoing reforms to the NHS.