David Grant Appointed CHA Chairman

New CHA Management Board Chairman Appointed

Date Posted: 2nd of October 2013

Caledonia Housing Association held its Annual General Meeting at McDarmid Park in Perth last month.

The meeting, addressed by the Association's Chair, Ian McMillan, and Treasurer, Robin Grant, highlighted the significant progress and achievements made by the Association over the past year. This included the provision of 96 much needed, new homes for tenants in Bridge of Earn, Perth, Montrose, Inverness, Kenmore and Arbroath. Ian outlined the significant challenges faced by Caledonia and all of Scotland’s housing associations in continuing to provide new homes and provide excellent services. Not least amongst these challenges are the difficulties in the wider economic environment and the changes to the welfare benefits systems being implemented by the UK government.

Ian concluded the meeting on a more personal note by announcing his decision to stand down as the Chair and a Board member of Caledonia. Ian commented, “I have enjoyed 10 years involvement in housing affairs at Perthshire Housing Association and more recently at Caledonia but consider that it is time to retire. I wish to thank my fellow Board members and the staff team for all their support over the years. Caledonia Housing Association is in good health and I wish it well in the years ahead.”

Following the AGM, the Association’s Management Board appointed a new Chair – David Grant. David has served on the Board of the Association since 2010 and brings a wealth of experience to the Chair’s role in relation to his work in accountancy and financial management and with local voluntary groups.

Commenting on his appointment David said, “I’m delighted and honoured to have been appointed as Chair of the Association. I’m pleased with the progress that we have made over the past two years in establishing Caledonia as one of Scotland’s largest housing associations. We have some big challenges ahead though in continuing to provide new homes for the many people in housing need and balancing this with ensuring that we provide high quality services to our existing and future tenants. Meeting these challenges will be an important focus of the work of the Association’s Management Board over the coming year.”

The Association’s Annual Report provides an overview of its activities throughout 2012/13 and can be downloaded from our download section.

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