Maurice Burns, a qualified social worker, has become director of mental health and learning disability services at Hounslow and Spelthorne Community and Mental Health trust. He joins after a period on secondment managing mental health services at Barnet Healthcare trust.

David Wragg has been appointed as director of finance at Greenwich Healthcare trust. He previously worked for NSA Consulting.

Two executive directors recently joined Luton and Dunstable Hospital trust. Lynne Watson has become director of human resources, incorporating a district-wide human resources adviser role. She was previously director of HR at North Hertfordshire trust. Andrew Harwood has become director of finance, information and IT. He was previously head of finance at Buckinghamshire health authority.

Professor Tom Husband has been appointed as chair-designate of a new trust to be formed by the merger of East Hertfordshire trust and North Hertfordshire trust. He was vice-chancellor of Salford University for seven years.

Helen Busteed has been reappointed chair of Trafford Healthcare trust.

She is a former chair of the local community health council.

Eddie Pope has become a non-executive director of Lancashire Ambulance Service trust. He is currently head of financial support services at the University of Central Lancashire.

Barnet Healthcare trust also has a new non-executive director, Peter Hollins , a chartered mechanical engineer.

North Cumbria HA has announced the appointment of William Minto as a lay member of West Cumbria primary care group.

Kwee Matheson, consultant anaesthetist, has been appointed medical director and director of education at West Suffolk Hospitals trust. She has worked for one of the trust's hospitals in Bury St Edmunds since 1975 and will continue with her consultant role.

Keep us posted Please send details of senior appointments, indicating whether a photograph is available, to Lyn Whitfield at H S J , Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1 7EJ, or fax 0171-874 0254, or e-mail: lynw@healthcare.emap.co.uk Items are entered free but publication cannot be guaranteed.