- Assura has appointed Jayne Cottam to the board as chief financial officer.

Assura said it expected Cottam to join the company before the end of October and that Jonathan Murphy, who had fulfilled the role since his appointment as chief executive earlier this year, would continue to do so until she joined.

Assura said Cottam would join the group from one of the UK's largest private national housing developers where she was currently the finance director for operations, heading up the operational finance team across the group and providing financial and strategic support as a member of the board for each of the three operating regions.

She was previously director of finance for the Continental Europe division of European Metal Recycling, one of the worlds' largest metal recyclers, and before that held a number of other senior finance positions.

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