The UK’s largest housing association has appointed a new chief financial officer. Mark Hattersley will join Clarion from Sovereign.

Sunderland-based housing association Gentoo Group has appointed Nigel Wilson, the current chief executive of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group in Manchester as its new Chief Executive.

A housing association which was criticised by the regulator for serious fire safety failings has appointed a new chief executive. Leann Hearne, who is currently executive director of shared services and business transformation at Riverside, will take over at First Ark Group in November.

Kim Hewitt has been appointed general manager of The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) newly opened, 48-bed Edwardstow Court home in the Stow on the Wold.

Stephen Griffin has become manager at Richmond Painswick.

Mark Sebba, the chair of Hyde Housing, has died aged 69. Mr Sebba suffered a heart attack on Monday at his home in Crete, Greece.

The Chief Executive of St Leonard’s Hospice in York has died while on holiday.

Independent Care Group (ICG) has announced two key new appointments as it looks to its future expansion. Lisa Pickard has taken up the post of chief executive, while Beverley Proctor has been named operations director.