John Kernahan

A Tribute to John Kernahan

Date Posted: 26th of October 2021

We are saddened to report the sudden death of former Perthshire Housing Association chief executive John Kernahan, who died last Thursday aged 70. John was a key figure in the Scottish housing scene dedicating his career to the sector, creating a lasting impact with his commitment to improving housing stock and combatting homelessness. 

John was the founder of Perthshire Housing Association and was instrumental in the creation of Caledonia Housing Association; leading the merger talks between Perthshire Housing Association and Servite Housing Association over 10 years ago to create Caledonia Housing Association.  From all of us that were able to work with John at Perthshire Housing Association and in the early days of Caledonia we’d like to express our sincere sympathy to John’s friends and family at his passing.

Scottish Housing has lost one of its great pioneers, innovators and characters. Rest in peace John.

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