The leading UK provider of care and housing services for the
elderly, Anchor Trust, has appointed James Rae to head its UK-wide
corporate communications team at its Altrincham office near Manchester.
Rae joins the agency from the North British Housing Association and
replaces Charles Barker, who is now communications and corporate
strategy director of Housing 21. Rae will report to corporate
development director Paul Johnson, and lead the communications team,
which is to relocate from its current offices in Oxford. The 12-strong
team is in charge of media relations, design and print, conferences and
exhibitions and all areas of communication to its 10,000 staff, 55,000
customers and members of the association.