CIH Scotland appoints three new board members
The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has today (Tuesday 14th March) confirmed the appointment of three new board members as their annual housing festival gets underway at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.
CIH Scotland is the professional body for Scotland’s housing sector with a membership comprising more than 2,000 individual housing practitioners across the country.
The new board members were introduced at a member’s lunch hosted by CIHS Board Chair Amanda Britain.
Joining the board are Natalie Grainger of Home Group Ltd, Paul Murphy of Wheatley Group and Sue Shone of Link Housing.
Natalie Grainger is Service Development Manager at Home Group Ltd and brings considerable housing and business change experience to her new position. She recently led and delivered a successful programme of business change to protect rental income and minimise customer arrears for a national housing provider.
Natalie was Policy and Practice Manager at CIH between 2011 and 2013 before moving to Home Group to assume the role of Business Support Advisor. She holds an MSc in Housing Studies from the University of Stirling.
Paul Murphy is Community Governance Co-ordinator at Wheatley Group and has been with the organisation since 2008. His current role includes responsibility for managing stakeholder relationships as well as developing new networks and relationships to help improve service delivery.
Previously, Paul was employed by The Tenant Participation Advisory Service where he was responsible for developing tenant participation strategies and engagement frameworks.
Sue Shone is Housing Services Co-ordinator at Link Housing. Now based in Falkirk, her career to date has included work across 10 different local authority areas, incorporating developments located as far apart as Luss and Alva. She is a strong advocate of joint working and a career highlight has been to have successfully negotiated terms to lease a peer-mentoring flat for young care leavers and a refuge for people fleeing abuse.
Sue worked at CIH Scotland from 2007 to 2013 as a Policy and Practice Manager.
Commenting on the new appointments Amanda Britain, 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 Kenny Simpson and Suzie Scott, who are standing down from the board, for their great support and active contribution.”
Scotland’s Housing Festival takes place over two days (Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th) and includes an opening address from Kevin Stewart MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Housing.
Notes to Editors
1. Returning to Glasgow for 2017 CIH Scotland’s annual housing festival will continue to bring fresh ideas, greater participation and new thinking to inspire and motivate professionals at all levels, working in all tenures. Further information is available here: http://cihscotland-conference.
2. 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 www.cih.orgFor further information, please contact: Alex Bruce at Orbit Communications on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 603 8996 / 07747 636504