PoLHA welcomes new board members and vice chair

Ruth McNeil
Ruth McNeil

Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA), which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month, has appointed two new board members and a vice chair.

Arun Gopinath is a managing consultant with Zackra Consulting Services and also serves as the manager of Central Scotland Regional Equality Council. Prior to this he has been involved with Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council, Scottish Alliance of Regional Equality Councils and RCMS Group, an international architectural and engineering consulting company.

Leith resident Vicky Hope runs her own marketing consultancy. She is a law graduate, but moved into marketing where she has gained a wide experience in communications, project management and branding.

Ruth McNeil, a board member since 2008, takes up the post of vice chair. A former manager in a unit caring for the elderly, she is also a PoLHA tenant.

Current chair, Margaret O’Connor, has been re-elected. She joined the board at PoLHA in 2010 and was elected as vice chair in 2011 before being elected chair last year.

Keith Anderson, PoLHA chief executive, said: “We are committed to providing high quality, energy efficient homes for people in Leith and North Edinburgh. Our staff and board members play a key role in delivering our aims and objects and I’m delighted to welcome Arun and Vicky to PoLHA, and having Margaret and Ruth as chair and vice chair respectively.”


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