East Kilbride Housing Association elects new chair

Graham Keith
Graham Keith

East Kilbride Housing Association (EKHA) has announced the election of Graham Keith as its new chair following the resignation of John Robertson after three years service in the role.

Graham moves to the position of chair having previously been the vice-chair and convenor of EKHA’s Finance and Audit Sub-committee.

On making the announcement, Andy Young, EKHA’s director, said: “While we are sad to see John leave us, our succession plan ensures that EKHA remains in very capable hands. I look forward to working with Graham over what is likely to be an exciting time for us in East Kilbride and I feel sure that he will bring leadership, scrutiny and support in equal measure as well as being a good ambassador for EKHA.”

Graham added: “I am very proud and honoured to be elected Chair of what is a very eclectic and dynamic mix of tenants and professionals and I look forward to working with Andy and his team to drive EKHA onwards and upwards. I would also like to place on record our thanks to John Robertson for his support of Board and staff through a demanding period of transition. His professional housing experience and knowledge ensured that we were ready and able to meet any challenges put before us. He leaves with our very best wishes and thanks.”

Having qualified as Chartered Accountant longer ago than he would wish to be reminded, Graham has enjoyed a colourful career both nationally and internationally, in fact his list of workplaces includes every continent except Africa!

When he joined the Board at EKHA in 2015, Graham brought a broad business perspective to the organisation, as well as a strong understanding of the world of RSLs, including a four year stint as finance manager at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.

Graham has served on various governing bodies in the past, and in addition to his EKHA position, he currently has a non-executive role with Strathspey Railway, is an active member of Westerton Male Voice Choir, and provides occasional financial advice to small not for profit organisations.

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