Scottish Churches Housing Action chief executive steps down

Scottish Churches Housing Action chief executive steps down

David Cressey

David Cressey has resigned as chief executive of Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) after just nine months in the role.

SCHA convener, Rev Dr Graeme Wilson, revealed that Mr Cressey tendered his written resignation on December 10.

The former programme manager with Forest Enterprise Scotland replaced long-standing chief executive Alastair Cameron on his retirement last year, taking up his position in March.

Rev Wilson said the news “may come as a surprise” to many.

He said: “It is obviously of considerable disappointment that we find ourselves in the position of having to look to recruit a new chief executive only 12 months after the completion of the previous recruitment process, and after only nine months of employment with SCHA, however I believe this course of action to be in the best interests of SCHA and for Mr Cressey personally. The search for a new chief executive will begin as soon as possible.”

Rev Wilson added: “There is much to be done to tackle the blight of homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in Scotland and our avowed aim remains that there should be ‘no room for homelessness’.”

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