RIVER Clyde Homes have appointed a new executive director.

John Wright joins from Thirteen Housing Group - a large housing provider based in the north east of England.

Mr Wright, a fellow of the association of chartered certificate accountants, said: "I am delighted to be joining RCH Group, one of the largest social housing providers in Scotland.

"I am looking forward to getting to know the team and exploring ways in which we can position the organisation for long term success."

Richard Turnock, chief executive of the RCH Group, added: "John has a wealth of experience within the housing sector and is an excellent addition to our executive team."