NEWS HR

The Chief Executive of the Southern Health Trust, Kieran Donaghy, has resigned. Mr Donaghy has been the interim chief executive for just three months and was officially appointed in early January. In a letter from the Chairperson of the Trust, Roberta Brownlee, it was stated that Mr Donaghy was leaving for ‘personal reasons’.

The vice-chair of Eildon Housing Association’s board, Henry Coyle, has resigned his position following 17 years of service.

Mel Ramsey has joined Danshell Healthcare Group as chief executive.

Wellhouse Housing Association has announced the appointment of Martin Wilkie-McFarlane as new chief officer from the end of May.

A new chairman has been appointed at the Wilmslow-headquartered Four Seasons Health Care group, following Ian Smith’s decision to step down from the board after four years in the role. Robbie Barr, who is currently chairman of ODEON & UCI Cinemas and was until recently deputy chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Annington and a director of AWAS, will take over the position at the group, which is owned by Guy Hand’s private equity firm Terra Firma.

Bupa has appointed Joy Linton as acting CFO. She takes over from Evelyn Bourke who becomes acting CEO, effective from today.

Ian Morfett is stepping down as chairman of the East & North Herts NHS Trust.

A new non-executive member has been appointed to the Homes and Communities Agency’s Regulation Committee. The appointment follows an open competition conducted by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Former Guinness Partnership CEO Simon Dow joins the committee with immediate effect. Meanwhile, Jonathan Adlington is standing down after three years’ service. Simon Dow is also Executive Chairman of the London Housing Foundation.