|The government’s Care Services Improvement Partnership has appointed former social services director MIKE LAUERMAN as regional change services improvement agent for the north east of England. He will continue in his role as chair of the north east branch of workforce body Skills for Care.
|EMYR OWEN has joined the British Association of Social Workers in Wales as professional officer, to cover the north of the country. A qualified social worker, he has spent over ten years working on many community development projects in Wales.
|Buckinghamshire Council has appointed three new divisional directors for its children’s services:
CHRIS MUNDAY is to be divisional director (commissioning and business improvement). He is in charge of planning and commissioning of all children’s services, and will develop children and family centres and extended schools. Munday is currently children’s trust manager with Tower Hamlets Council in London.
|TREVOR BOYD is new divisional director (safeguarding) and will work on partnerships with other agencies. He was previously acting strategic director for adult social care at Buckinghamshire.
|LOUISE GOLL is divisional director (achievement and learning). She joins from Leicester Council where she led school improvement services.
|Sutton Council and Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust have appointed SHAUN O’ LEARY as new jointly funded executive head of learning difficulties. He will focus on integrating health and social care services. He joins from Leicester Council, where he ran the authority’s learning difficulties service.
|SAM MONAGHAN has started his new post as Midlands director at children’s charity Barnardo’s. He joined from NCH and previously worked for local authorities in the Midlands.
|Children’s charity Coram Family has appointed AMANDA MAYHEW as head of its housing and support service. Mayhew joins from Circle Anglia housing association.
|LEE WEBSTER is newly appointed at disability charity Leonard Cheshire as campaigns co-ordinator. Her main responsibility is to engage service users and other disabled people in campaigns.
|STEPHEN ZIMMERMAN is new chairman of Jewish Care, after being on the charity’s board for four years. The senior City investment manager has also served as chairman of the Royal Marsden hospital cancer campaign.