Director of housing services retires after 40 years with Link

Maureen Middleton
Maureen Middleton

Link staff said goodbye to Maureen Middleton last week as she stepped down as director of housing services, 43 years after she first started at Link.

Maureen joined Link as a receptionist in 1973, and after briefly working in the civil service came back as a housing assistant two years later. She has risen through the ranks, becoming director of housing services in 1997.

Maureen said: “I have seen enormous changes in housing and within Link in particular, both in the number of houses it has built and managed, but also in the range of services it offers. For me the joy of this job has been working with amazing people - staff, tenants and board members, who have contributed so much to my successful career, and I appreciate the hard work of everyone who has been involved in making it so.”

June Green takes up the role of director of housing services as of Monday 2 May.

June has over 30 years’ experience in housing management. Before being appointed as director of housing services, June led Link’s commercial services team, The City of Edinburgh Council’s private sector leasing scheme, the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy and open market shared equity schemes, shared ownership, factoring and the management of mid and market rent properties.

Craig Sanderson, Link Group chief executive, said: “I cannot overstate the significance of Maureen’s contribution to the development of highest quality, customer focussed services. They have been delivered by skilled and knowledgeable staff teams, not only within Link but also throughout the whole third sector. Her record and legacy are second-to-none. She will be a hard act to follow, but June is up for it!”

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