Richard A. Doyle Jr. has been elected chief financial officer and treasurer of Five Star Quality Care by the company’s board of directors. He will begin in his new roles Jan. 1.

Doyle has been CFO and treasurer of Senior Housing Properties Trust since 2007. He previously was the director of financial reporting for Five Star, beginning in 2005. Before that, he was employed by Sun Life Financial for 10 years, in positions involving finance and accounting.

Doyle has a master’s in business administration degree and is a certified public accountant. He succeeds Paul V. Hoagland, who will be available as a consultant to help prepare Five Star’s 2015 annual report and for a limited time thereafter on an as-needed basis.

Five Star, based in Newton, MA, owns, leases and manages senior living communities, including primarily private-pay independent and assisted living communities, located throughout the United States.