The Department of Health and Social Care is looking to appoint a new Chair to lead the NICE’s Board, when David Haslam steps down after more than 6 years in the role, later this year.

Social housing contractor Kier has announced a strategic review of its business as it confirmed the arrival of its new chief executive. Andrew Davies was previously appointed to lead British contractor Carillion but the group became insolvent before he began in the role. Before that, he was chief executive of property and construction company Wates between 2014 and 2018.

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.