Cala Homes has appointed Catherine Padgett (right), previously with Wilson Connolly, sales adviser.

Brownfield housebuilder Linden Homes Western has appointed Toby Ballard managing director. He was the land director for its South-east division.

Nevin Holden has been appointed land and planning director of strategic land company Barwood Land.

Roger Duncombe (right), previously with Monro White Hilton, has joined Kier Ventures, the property development arm of Kier Group.

Paul Fernley has been promoted to partner in the Manchester office of multidisciplinary consultant Watts and Partners. Terry Cook, Hazel Monk and Phil Trueman have been appointed associates at the firm's London office.

Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering consultant Card Geotechnics has appointed three engineers: Deanne Gibbs, Neil Abbott and Stefan Boyukliev.

Madelaine Hanlon has been appointed director of engineering at Birmingham-based QS, adjudicator and arbitrator Blizzards.

QS and project manager Thompson Cole has appointed Lance Page, previously with Davis Langdon & Everest, associate director in its London office.

Davis Langdon & Everest has appointed Debra Leggoe to work on corporate communications for the Eastern region.

Len Stewart has joined Cyril Sweett's consulting department as an associate. Lucinda Levy has been appointed consultant.

Archer Partnerships Architecture has appointed Martin Webster associate director.

Ben Hamilton-Baillie has been made director of engineer Whitby Bird & Partners' Bath office.

The Construction Best Practice Programme has appointed Sue Hobbs operations manager.

The Housing Corporation has appointed Steve Douglas director of investment and regeneration. Fiona MacGregor, head of development at London & Quadrant Housing Trust, joins as assistant director of investment and Visakha Sri Chandrasekera joins as investment manager.

Jurgen Dormann, chairman of the management board of Aventis, has been appointed to the board of ABB as chairman. He takes over from Percy Barnevik.

BCE Cellular Extrusions, manufacturer of PVC-UE roofline systems has appointed Russell Greig area sales manager based in Scotland.