Money

Glasgow Housing Association appoints new MD



Scotland’s largest housing association Glasgow Housing Association has appointed a new managing director.

It promoted Jehan Weerasinghe from his role as director of innovation and improvement, a post that he has held since March.

Weerasinghe was previously regional director of operations at L&Q, one of the largest housing associations in England with 95,000 homes across London and the south east.

He previously worked for IBM and the Office for National Statistics.

Weerasinghe was educated at Oxford University and Reading University where he studied Comparative Social Policy and Sociology.

In his spare time he has been a school governor and treasurer of a children’s charity. 

His new role includes overseeing GHA’s new-build and regeneration programmes, delivering services to customers in GHA’s 40,000 homes across Glasgow and leading on digital transformation.

Weerasinghe said: “This is a very exciting time to help shape the future of GHA as we create ‘Better homes, better lives, a better Glasgow’.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with staff, customers and our partners as GHA delivers even more new-build homes, invests in our communities and supports our customers to get the most out of life.”

He takes over from Jennifer Russell, who is taking early retirement early in the New Year.

Russell, who was named as the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland’s ‘Inspirational Leader of the Year’ for 2019, steps down after six years at GHA.

GHA chair Bernadette Hewitt said: “Jehan has already made a huge impact in his short time at GHA.

“He has impressed us all with his enthusiasm, energy and his drive to do even more for GHA tenants

READ  Monzo overdraft rate: App-based bank joins HSBC, Nationwide and others in hiking interest



READ SOURCE

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.