Audley appoints new chief operating officer

Retirement village provider Audley Group has appointed Moorfield Group’s Nick Edwards as chief operating officer. Edwards will take up the newly created role in December and become an executive director. He will report to group chief executive Nick Sanderson. Edwards has been a non-executive director for the past five years in his capacity as chief financial officer at fund manager Moorfield, which manages the Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund. Moorfield has invested in Audley since 2008. Part of his role will be to structure innovative deals, such as the group’s recent £400m GDV joint venture with Octopus Real Estate and