Ardenglen Housing Association announces departure of CEO Kenny Stocks
After 28 years as the organisation’s senior officer, Kenny Stocks has confirmed he will be retiring in May from his role as Chief Executive of Ardenglen Housing Association.
Kenny Stocks, Ardenglen’s chief executive, said: “It has been hugely rewarding to help establish and then lead Ardenglen over the past 28 years and a pleasure to work with so many talented and dedicated people who are truly committed to Ardenglen’s purpose of Investing in our community.
“Ardenglen is in my blood, so while I am sad, you have to leave at some time and after 36 years working in housing the time just felt right. In any case it’s not about any one individual which makes an organisation successful but everyone - staff, board and the community all pulling in the same direction with the same vision and goals.
“Over the years I have been lucky to work with colleagues, tenants and community volunteers who do truly amazing stuff, so while there are lots of things to look back and remember, most of all I will miss Ardenglen’s people, many of who have become friends.
“I have also been lucky to have worked with an innovative and dedicated Board who enjoy, rather than fear the challenge of change, but who have preserved the unique local status and values which have made Ardenglen so successful over nearly a third of a century. I wish them every success for the future.”
Isa Brier, the current chair of Ardenglen, said: “Kenny was Ardenglen’s first employee and the Board and staff thank him for his commitment to Ardenglen and the part he has played in the regeneration of east Castlemilk. Kenny has led Ardenglen through several stock transfers and a merger and leaves Ardenglen in an excellent position to meet the challenges of the future. Although we are sad to be losing Kenny, I’m sure his legacy and the values he helped create will continue for many years. We wish him well for the future.”
Ardenglen has now started to actively seek a new chief executive.