Councillors have appointed Mike Newall as the new chief executive of South Ayrshire Council. Mike will take over the helm from current chief executive, Eileen Howat, who has been in the role for the last 10 years.
It’s all change at East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) as the director of finance, Paula Oliver, retires after 29 years. Paula Oliver was only the Association’s seventh staff member and has seen it grow from just 200 homes into the group it is today, not just a housing association bu
The Highland Council has appointed current North Lanarkshire Council deputy chief executive Derek Brown as its new chief executive. Derek started his career in teaching. His first job was in an international school in Madrid. Later, he worked as an English teacher in North Lanarkshire and Fife befor
Caron Quinn has been appointed as group chief executive officer of Govan Housing Group. The association's chairperson, Gary Maguire said: “Following a rigorous recruitment campaign which attracted an extremely high calibre of candidates, we are delighted to appoint Caron as our new group
Rob Griffiths has assumed the role of chief executive officer at Housemark, effective as of 1 June 2023. Mr Griffiths brings a wealth of housing sector and leadership experience to housing data specialist Housemark. He previously led housing management software provider, Aareon UK, and has over
Stirling-based Avant Homes Scotland has announced the appointment of Lynne Scullion as its new site manager at its Draffen Park development in Stewarton. Lynne Scullion has been promoted to her new role after successfully completing a period on another development as assistant site manager for the l
The National Retrofit Hub has appointed Rachael Owens and Sara Edmonds as co-directors who take over from Russell Smith, interim director, in mid-July 2023. The two join at a crucial point in the Hub’s progress towards enabling the delivery of housing retrofit at scale in the UK. Working close
Kingdom Support & Care (KSC) has welcomed four new members to its board of directors. Kelly Brown, Blair Louden and David Robertson were appointed following a successful recruitment campaign and are joined on the board by Tom Barclay, Kingdom Group chief executive.
Yorkhill Housing Association bids farewell this week to one of the longest-serving chief executives in social housing. Marion Menabney joined Yorkhill as a housing officer in 1980 and was very soon promoted to head the Association, a position which, under various titles, she has held for more than 3
Bield has appointed its first-ever chief operating officer, Debbie Collins, as part of its corporate strategy overhaul. The housing and care provider said Ms Collins will assist Bield to make positive contributions to its people, homes and communities and ultimately achieve its 10-year vis
Edinburgh-headquartered property firm Rettie & Co. has appointed Rob Trotter as director of new business for lettings. Formerly with DJ Alexander for two decades, Mr Trotter's latest appointment is in line with the firm's plans to increase its lettings activity over the next few years.
Mike Dougan has joined the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as the engagement manager for Scotland and the north east of England. Mike joins CIH Scotland with over a decade of experience in the third and private sector, leading business growth and maximising the customer journey in membership or
The Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) has appointed renowned expert Lesley Anderson as its permanent head. Ms Andertson will drive the development of the procurement body, which has £1.1 billion of contracts under management and is also delivering a benefits scheme worth millions o
Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has joined in partnership with Scotland’s local authorities to manage Scotland’s Housing Options Toolkit. As a result, SHN has appointed Leza Lafferty as learning/development officer and as the main contact for the new Housing Options Toolkit.