West of Scotland Housing Association names new chief executive

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has appointed Brian Gannon as chief executive.

Brian Gannon

Currently head of housing & community regeneration at Thenue Housing Association, Brian brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to WSHA from his time working in the housing sector.

At Thenue, Brian has overall responsibility for housing management and community regeneration services to 3,000 tenancies in various communities in Glasgow. He has also led Thenue’s Digital Transformation agenda.

Commenting on his appointment, Brian Gannon said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed chief executive of West of Scotland Housing Association and build on the excellent work that Lynne Donnelly delivered during her time in the role.

“This appointment feels like the perfect fit for me in terms of the direction and priorities of WSHA in the coming years and the experience and knowledge I can bring to help them get there. I am very much looking forward to meeting all the Board and my new colleagues and can’t wait to get started.”

Ruth Simpson, chair of West of Scotland Housing Association, added: “It is clear Brian has an exceptional amount of experience and following a rigorous recruitment process, was a standout candidate for the role. WSHA staff were asked to give their views on what values and experience our new chief executive should possess and Brian embodies these perfectly. 

“Everyone at WSHA is looking forward to working with Brian to deliver our Corporate Plan over the coming years and continue to put tenants at the heart of service delivery.”

Brian will take up the position of chief executive on September 2.

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