West of Scotland Housing Association appoints Valerie Wilson as finance director

West of Scotland Housing Association appoints Valerie Wilson as finance director

Valerie Wilson

West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has appointed Valerie Wilson as its new director of finance.

Ms Wilson will be responsible for the development of strategy, policy and performance in respect of finance and ensuring the overall financial wellbeing of WSHA and its subsidiaries.

Valerie Wilson, who started in post in early February, said: “I am delighted to join West of Scotland where the team are passionate about delivering for their customers. WSHA is a forward-thinking organisation ready to push the boundaries and lead in the sector with Passivhaus, sustainability and mid-market rent projects, to name but a few. These are challenging but exciting times for the housing sector and I am really looking forward to working with the team and making a difference across all our communities.”

Brian Gannon, chief executive at WSHA, added: “We are absolutely delighted that we have been able to recruit someone of Valerie’s calibre to join the senior team of West of Scotland group. Valerie comes with impressive references and has already demonstrated her significant expertise in Financial Management to support our business objectives going forward.”

Valerie Wilson has worked in sales, marketing and general management before specialising in finance. She held the role of finance director in both private and third sector organisations before joining Atrium Homes and moving into the social housing sector.

She joins West of Scotland Housing Association from Cloch Housing Association where she was depute CEO. She is passionate about the sector and also sits on the boards of Maryhill Housing Association and GWSF.

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