Wheatley Group appoints economist and public finance expert to board
Business economist and public finance expert Jo Armstrong has been appointed to the board of Wheatley Group.
Jo Armstrong, who has held senior positions in the financial services, oil and gas and the public and charitable sectors, will also take up a place on the board of Wheatley’s largest social housing subsidiary, Glasgow Housing Association (GHA).
Currently an executive director for fiscal affairs Scotland SCIO, Jo Armstrong previously held positions with the Royal Bank of Scotland and was a senior civil servant in the Scottish Executive (now the Scottish Government), providing financial and economic policy advice on the housing and water sectors.
She holds two degrees in economics and is an honorary professor of public policy at the Business School at Glasgow University. Jo is an expert member of OFGEM’s Network Innovation Competitions Panel for electricity, is a trustee of Social Investment Scotland and, until recently, was chair of ENABLE Scotland.
Jo is both a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the RSA.
Wheatley Group chair Alastair MacNish said: “We are delighted to welcome Jo to the boards of both Wheatley Group and GHA. She has a breadth of experience as a business economist and a proven track record in finance and risk management. I have no doubt she will be a great asset to Wheatley as we continue to use our size and scale to do more for our local communities across Central Scotland.”
Jo Armstrong added: “I am excited at this opportunity to make a contribution to such an important organisation as the Wheatley Group. My knowledge of Scottish housing and regulation, the Scottish care services sector and finance means I know the importance of the Wheatley Group and GHA, and look forward to assisting in their continued development.”