Board changes at Caledonia Housing Association

Board changes at Caledonia Housing Association

New chair Tim Goddard

Caledonia Housing Association has unveiled a number of management board changes following its Annual General Meeting this week.

Current chair, Alan Nairn, has stepped down from the board after three years as chair having originally been appointed to the Caledonia board as a non-executive director in 2016. He is succeeded by Tim Goddard, who joined the board in 2020.

Tim is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience of acquisitions and development in the student housing sector. Managing director of specialist PBSA (purpose-built student accommodation) advisor, developer and investor Gylemuir Capital, he has been a board member at Caledonia Housing Association for more than three years.

Two further non-executive directors, Andrew Richmond and Lorna Williamson, have also stepped down from the board.

They are succeeded on the board by Anne Culley; Murdo Mackay; Angus McLeod; Margaret McLay; and Keri-Ann Osfield. The new members provide a range of HR, IT and cyber security, housing association, business change and finance knowledge and experience.

Anne Culley worked in housing for over 35 years, initially with a development corporation and housing associations from the early 1990s. She has extensive housing association governance experience and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

An experienced HR director with 25+ years of working with boards & executives in a range of organisations during all phases of growth and times of change, most recently Murdo Mackay worked with Windlogix, his own consultancy, Harris HR Consultancy, and Cairn Energy.

Board changes at Caledonia Housing Association

New board members (from left) Keri-ann Osfield, Angus McLeod, Margaret McLay, Tim Goddard, Anne Culley and Murdo Mackay

Angus McLeod is a computer security professional with 15+ years of progressive experience in Information and Cyber Security. He currently works with Cyber Security & Information Assurance Consultancy and was previously an information security consultant for a range of organisations.

A well-respected, motivated leader with a wide range of experience across both financial services and utilities across a number of IT and business change roles, Margaret McLay was previously director of technology and transformation at Scottish Water Business Stream and in various leadership roles in Tesco Bank.

Keri-ann Osfield is a highly motivated and versatile finance professional with 17 years of experience in financial service, asset management, life insurance and fintech. She has held a variety of senior roles within the global investment management firm, Black Rock and is currently vice president – finance planning & analysis for Blackrock Technology Solutions.

Current board members, Katherine Burke, Allan Jones, Douglas McLaren and Derek Robertson, will continue to serve on the board.

Alan Nairn, departing chair, said: “It has been a privilege to serve on the board and latterly as chair of Caledonia Housing Association. I’m proud of the approach that Caledonia takes to its vitally important work, putting its tenants front and centre of everything the organisation does. I will watch Caledonia’s progress from afar with great interest and affection and I wish the organisation great success as it continues to grow.”

New chair, Tim Goddard, said: “The role of Caledonia Housing Association is enormously important and on behalf of our tenants, now and in the future, I want to thank Alan for his considered stewardship of the board and both Andrew and Lorna for their service to Caledonia over the years.

“I look forward to the next chapter in the Caledonia story with anticipation and I am confident that, together with the whole Caledonia team, we can take the organisation to the next level and continue to meet the needs of our tenants, supporting and creating strong, vibrant communities.”

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