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CIH Scotland appoints three new board members


The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has today (Monday 10th September) confirmed the appointment of three new board members.

Joining the board are Sandra McLeod of River Clyde Homes, Phillip Morrison-Gale from Hjaltland Housing Association and Graeme Hamilton, a housing consultant. These appointments take place after the CIH AGM which will be held later this year.

In addition, Evie Copland has been formally appointed to the board after being co-opted, while Margaret Moore, John Kerr and Esther Wilson have been reappointed after completing one term.

Sandra is an Executive Director at River Clyde Homes where she has worked since 2014.  She has 34 years of experience working in social housing, previously working for Scottish Special Housing Association, Scottish Homes, Cube Housing Association, and the Wheatley Group.

Phillip is the Head of Housing at Hjaltland Housing Association in Shetland. Originally from Northumberland, he is also director at CAB in Shetland and previously worked for Blackwood, Link Group and Clúid Housing in the Republic of Ireland.

Graeme, who worked for Wheatley Group and Glasgow City Council for over 30 years has his own consultancy business focusing on project management, change management and digital skills and runs blended learning programmes for the Chartered Institute of Housing diploma and certificate levels through the City of Glasgow College.

Commenting on the new appointments, Esther Wilson, Chair of CIH Scotland, said: 

“We are delighted to welcome three new board members from such diverse backgrounds and experience. They all share our commitment to the profession and the central role of housing in people’s lives, and I know that their wealth of experience across the sector will be invaluable as we go forward.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Amanda Britain, Gordon Campbell and Kirsty Wells, who are standing down from the board, for their great support and active contribution.”



Notes to Editors

  1. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our goal is simple – to provide housing professionals with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at
  2. For more information, please contact Callum Chomczuk, Deputy Director at CIH Scotland:

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