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A new chief executive has been chosen to run Lancaster City Council. Susan Parsonage will take up the role in July following the retirement of the council’s current chief executive, Mark Cullinan.

Govanhill Housing Association CEO Anne Lear has been announced as one of seven members appointed to the new Scottish Land Fund (SLF) committee.

A housing association is under fire for seeking to recruit a new chief executive at a salary higher than the Prime Minister. RCT Homes – which took over the housing stock formerly owned by Rhondda Cynon Taf council – is advertising for a new CEO at £150,000. David Cameron ’s salary as Prime Minister is £142,500, while First Minister Carwyn Jones earns £135,260. Last December former chief executive Andrew Lycett left RCT Homes for reasons that were unexplained on the grounds of “confidentiality”. The deputy chief executive and finance director also left. Recruitment consultants Campbell Tickell is looking to secure a new chief executive for the association, which owns around 10,000 houses.

A care home lead is required for a 2 year assignment based within Derbyshire paying 50-55k.

Sight Care’s new chief executive will be Steve Wright.

Elior UK has announced that Tim Hammond will be stepping down from his position as chief executive officer and handing the role over to Catherine Roe who is a member of the company’s leadership team.

Genesis and Thames Valley Housing Association have appointed the designate leadership and governance team to carry forward their proposed merger. David Clayton-Smith, the current chair of Thames Valley, has been appointed as the chair of the shadow board which is overseeing the merger process. The vice-chair is David Turner, who is currently a Genesis board member and the senior independent director. The remaining shadow board appointments have been drawn from each association. The current shadow board will become the full board at formal merger in July. Neil Hadden has been appointed as chief executive designate and Geeta Nanda as deputy chief executive designate.

A paramedic has been struck off for failing to treat a man who collapsed in a hospital car park and later died. Andrew Davies was found guilty of misconduct by a health profession panel for not helping Carl Cope in the car park of Walsall Manor Hospital.