Osprey Housing announces new board members and chairman

Osprey Housing has appointed Simpson Buglass and Raymond Edgar to its board as long-term board member Mike Scott also steps up to take the role of non-executive chairman, while Stuart Robertson becomes vice chair.

 (from left) Simpson Buglass and Raymond Edgar visit Osprey’s Broadshade Westhill development with chairman Mike Scott, vice chair Stuart Robertson and Osprey Housing CEO Glenn Adcook

Mike Scott said: “We are delighted to welcome Simpson and Raymond to Osprey as they will bring their high level of skills, expertise and knowledge to the Board as we develop and grow. Their skills in managing development projects, financial monitoring and overall business management will be invaluable as we move to meet the increasing need for desirable, high-quality social housing that meets the changing needs of people throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in the 2020s.”

Messers Buglass and Edgar bring a wealth of housing, development and business experience to the housing provider.

Raymond Edgar has previously served as both construction director and technical director at Stewart Milne Homes, and is currently project director for Aberdeen Football Club’s new stadium and training facilities at Kingsford.

Simpson Buglass has recently retired from a distinguished career as director and head of the Aberdeen office of Savills. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Both new board members have good experience and knowledge of Osprey Housing.

Raymond Edgar added: “Having an architectural background, as well as experience in every aspect of house building, I knew that Osprey are deep committed to providing high-quality social housing and a high quality of service to their tenants, so I’m very much looking forward to being involved in the work of the organisation”

Simpson Buglass said: “I have long been familiar and sympathetic with Osprey Housing’s aims and objectives, so I am honoured to be appointed to the board. We are in the middle of a national housing crisis and the role of multi-tenure housing providers has never been more important”.

Glenn Adcook, the CEO of Osprey Housing Group, welcomed the appointments: “Having a dynamic, progressive board to guide Osprey’s strategic direction is essential. Mike Scott, the newly appointed chair and Stuart Robertson as vice chair are both highly respected and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help steer us forward.

“I’m absolutely delighted that Simpson and Raymond are joining us. Having two such high calibre new Board Members with the skills and expertise they bring is excellent and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

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