Jacky Tiotto will become the new chief executive of Cafcass in autumn 2019, replacing the retiring Anthony Douglas, the family court advisory service has announced.

A meals on wheels delivery man who sexually assaulted and strangled an 86-year-old spinster before slashing her throat has been jailed for life. Raymond Kay, 70, exploited Amy Shepherd’s trust to enter her sheltered accommodation on August 2, 1994 and carry out a “brutal, senseless murder”. Kay, a “career burglar” with over 60 convictions, strangled Ms Shepherd using her own tea towel, before sexually assaulting her and finally killing her by stabbing her in the throat. He had used his time delivering meals on wheels as part of a community order sentence to “identify Ms Shepherd as a vulnerable person who he could target to steal from”, the court was told. He stole money, a watch and her jewellery during the attack and evaded capture for more than two decades. Prosecutor Richard Wight QC said the wounds had been delivered “as a final act in the culmination of a brutal assault during which she had been beaten, strangled with a ligature, and then had her throat cut”.

Tenovus Cancer Care has appointed Judi Rhys as the charity’s new chief executive.

A trust and clinical commissioning group today launched a plan to appoint a joint chief executive across both organisations.

The UK Homecare Association (UKHCA) has appointed Dr Jane Townson as its interim chief executive.

Care UK has appointed Daniel Cole as home manager at Oakfield Croft in Sale, Cheshire.

Laura Wood has been appointed Director of Care Quality and Compliance by The Fremantle Trust.

Hayden Knight has been appointed Orchard Care Homes’ Chief Operating Officer (COO).