Craig Stirrat named CEO of Grampian Group
The Grampian Group, which comprises Grampian Housing Association, Let’s Choose Leasing and TLC Housing Maintenance, has unveiled Craig Stirrat as its new chief executive officer.
Craig, who has been Grampian Housing Association’s chief operating officer since 2018, will step up into his new role at the beginning of April 2022.
Abhi Agarwal, chair, said: “Craig’s appointment as CEO is testament to the great talent we have within the Grampian Group.
“We conducted a rigorous recruitment process during January and February and were delighted by the response from many high calibre candidates.”
Having joined Grampian Housing Association in 2014, as director of business development, Craig has considerable knowledge and experience across many aspects of social housing and social care. He was previously head of service with Aberdeen City Council, director of a national body and more recently a director with Fife Housing Group.
Craig Stirrat said: “I am delighted and honoured to be entrusted to the position of CEO of Grampian Housing Group.
“It is my job to ensure that our tenants, customers and the communities we serve as well as the talented people in the Grampian Group remain at the forefront of our business and I look forward to continuing to drive the Group to deliver excellent customer focussed services and value for money affordable homes.
“At a time when many households are facing the challenges of an increased cost of living, I will aim to ensure that tenants feel they are being listened to and that we do what we say we are going to do to help them, for instance by improving the quality and energy efficiency of homes including through renewable energy and assisting with access to fuel support funds to tackle fuel poverty.
“As a charity with a strong moral compass and values underpinning this, the challenge to do better and more for those we are here to help has never been more important.”
Craig’s appointment comes at an important time for the Grampian Group as it moves forward in 2022 to launch the ‘Grampian Deal’, a customer first initiative being developed in liaison with tenants to deliver great service, great results and great value for money.
Services have already been redesigned through the creation of the role of neighbourhood officer. With smaller areas, staff are able to get to know tenants better and services can be tailored to the needs of tenants or neighbourhoods based on their feedback.
A new approach to digital services is being implemented for those who wish to access services in this way.