Charles Church has appointed Mike Tilley, previously with Alfred McAlpine, sales and marketing director of its South Midlands region.

Independent housebuilder Britannia Developments has appointed Kate Norton field sales manager.

Multidisciplinary practice FaberMaunsell has taken on Peter Hirst, previously with Aspen Burrow Crocker, as associate director of its Birmingham building engineering division. Brentwood Project Management has made Mark Redgard a partner in its Harrogate office.

Surveyor Edward Symmons & Partners has started up a construction consultancy in its Bristol office. The consultancy will be headed by Richard Peszynski (left).

Stewart Fergusson has been made managing director of Touchstone Housing Association.

Keynote Housing Group has appointed Mike Taylor company secretary, Bob Pringle regeneration director, and Pat Baker business development director. Rob Mallet joins the executive team as finance director.

Cygnet Property Management, part of Keynote Housing Group, has appointed Irene Lathbury (left) to be director of operations.

Deborah Wheatley, formerly of Severn Trent Water, has been appointed health and safety advisor at Bromford Housing Group. She will be responsible for managing group health and safety.

CIRIA has chosen Tim Broyd as its new chief executive. Broyd, who was formerly with WS Atkins, succeeds Peter Bransby, who will retire in October.

The Construction Best Practice Programme has appointed Nicholas Fowler to its company engagement unit, responsible for developing the best practice adviser network.