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A HOUSING association has announced the appointment of a new central services director.

Caren Thomas is responsible for human resources, training and development, public relations and communications, health and safety and facilities teams at First Wessex, which provides housing in Hampshire.

She said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining First Wessex.

‘There is a real commitment within the business to help everyone develop their full potential and I’m looking forward to working with my teams to make First Wessex an even better place to work.’

First Wessex chief executive Peter Walters said: ‘Caren brings a wealth of experience to her new role which is integral to inspiring performance at First Wessex.

‘Her expertise will be a great asset to our organisation and help ensure we have the talent to support the future of the business, and continue to build homes and deliver excellent services to our customers.’

Ms Thomas’ previous work includes HR director for global firm Allegis Group.