Govan Housing Association CEO Fiona McTaggart to retire
Fiona McTaggart is set to retire from her position as CEO at Govan Housing Association early in 2023, after ten years at Govan and 30 years in the social housing sector.
During her time as leader at Govan, Fiona has guided the Association into a group structure including setting up and overseeing the Association’s multi-trade contractor the Govan HOME Team. She has worked with the Association’s development consultant Edwards McDowall on Govan’s first mid-market rental properties at the flagship development in Water Row, as well as ensuring the existing pre-1919 tenements are fit for the future - with investment in its stock of circa £22.7 million in the last five years.
Fiona’s housing career began at Cassiltoun Housing Association where she began as the temporary receptionist, leaving Cassiltoun after 20 years as deputy CEO in 2012 to join Govan Housing Association as the CEO.
Fiona said: “I am so proud of what we have achieved at Govan Housing Association during my time as CEO. I have worked with some amazing staff and will be forever grateful to the management committee for working with me, through the many changes and improvements to the business. It is thanks to the dedicated staff team, the board at the HOME Team and the Association’s management committee that we continue to improve and achieve our mission to ‘Move Govan Forward’.
“Govan Housing Association is at the heart of the Govan community and we have achieved many amazing things including providing numerous employment and training opportunities for the people of Govan. Most recently, we have ensured that the services we provide are assisting our tenants with the cost of living crisis and I was never as proud of our staff as when they volunteered on Christmas Day during lockdown to deliver food and gifts to our tenants who were living alone. I will retire feeling very proud of all our achievements.”
Gary Maguire MBE, chair of Govan Housing Association, added: “it has been an immense pleasure to work with Fiona - her commitment to Govan has been second to none. She has overseen significant growth and improvements and leaves the Association in an excellent position.
“Fiona has played a key role in our success and has led the staff team with dedication, enthusiasm and commitment. We are obviously very sorry to see Fiona go, but we all wish her a very happy and long retirement.”
The management committee will commence a review process, in line with regulatory requirements.