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Local authority housebuilder Homes for Lambeth has appointed a former Viridian and Optivo board member to be its new operations director. Samantha Herelle joins HFL, which is wholly owned by Lambeth council and aiming to build 1,000 homes for social rent in the borough.

Sheron Carter has stepped down as chief executive of specialist housing association Habinteg after nearly three years in the role.

The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion has appointed Sandi Wassmer as CEO, effective 23rd November 2020.

Award winning complex care provider, Cornerstone Healthcare, has appointed Feruna O’Donovan to manage its new service, Marula Lodge in Mytchett, Surrey.

Glasgow-based property developer Simply UK has expanded it s management team with two senior appointments. Andy Curran has been appointed as commercial director and Alistair Murray as head of procurement at the business which owns care home provider Morar Living.

Peabody chief executive Brendan Sarsfield is to step down from his role at the housing association giant next summer. The move will see Sarsfield, who was chief executive at Family Mosaic housing association before overseeing the 2017 merger with Peabody, step back after 20 years as a housing association chief executive.

Three new members have been appointed to The Guinness Partnership’s board, including two chief executives and a former tenant. Ben Laryea, Gina Amoh and Lee Bolton were all appointed to the board of the 65,000-home national landlord following a competitive process. Mr Laryea is the current chief executive of Ekaya Housing Association, which provides housing and support services primarily to BAME women, their families and groups with similar needs. He was recently appointed as the new chair of BME London Landlords and is also a board member of Dolphin Living.

Salix Homes has appointed Sue Sutton as its new chief executive after former boss Lee Sugden stepped down last month.