The Home Office has named Roger Singleton as chair of the new Independent Barring Board, the system set up to control access to children and vulnerable adults through employment and volunteering. The former head of children’s charity Barnardo’s will oversee the scheme’s preparation for its launch next year. Singleton is an adviser to the government on child protection.
Evelyn Asante-Mensah has been appointed chair of sexual health charity Brook. Asante-Mensah joins Brook from the Black Health Agency where she is chief executive. She is also chair of Manchester Primary Care Trust, a commissioner for the Equal Opportunities Commission, and chair of the Department of Health’s Race for Health Programme.
The former chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, Bill Kilgallon, joined St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds this week as chief executive. His former posts include vice-chair of the Yorkshire Regional Health Authority, chair of Leeds Community and Mental Health Service NHS Trust and chair of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Steve Douglas has been appointed acting chief executive of the Housing Corporation, replacing the current chief executive, Jon Rouse, who leaves at the end of June. Douglas joined the corporation in April 2001 as the director of investment and regeneration for London, and is currently deputy chief executive.
Paul Bogen has been appointed as managing director at Opportunity Links, a national voluntary organisation which campaigns for quality information for parents and families. Bogen joins Opportunity Links after 17 years as director of arts venue Cambridge Junction.