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WSHA appoints Director of Housing and Community Services

Mr Campbell takes over from Stewart Gibb who is retiring after a long-established housing career.

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West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) has announced the appointment of Robert Campbell as Director of Housing and Community Services.

Mr Campbell takes over from Stewart Gibb, who is retiring after a long-established housing career, and will be responsible for the development of strategy, policy and performance in relation to WSHA’s housing management and community support services.

Mr Campbell took up post in early May.

He said: “I am delighted to join an organisation as robust and ambitious as WSHA.

"I am excited about the new challenges that lie ahead and have been inspired by the work the teams have undertaken recently to help our customers at this time of crisis.

"Once it is safe to do so, I am looking forward to working with our customers directly and visiting our communities to understand what WSHA should do to further enhance our services.”

Brian Gannon, Chief Executive at WSHA, said: “On behalf of our board and all our staff  at WSHA, I would like to wish Stewart Gibb the very best for his retirement and thank him for the significant contribution he has made to WSHA since starting in post in 2016.

"We are delighted to welcome Robert to WSHA, and he is an excellent addition to our Corporate Management Team. Robert is highly regarded and has a wealth of experience in the housing sector, so he was the perfect candidate to lead on our strategic delivery of our housing management and community support services.”

Mr Campbell is a law graduate and member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He has worked in housing for over 30 years and has held various roles with both local authorities and the housing associations. Starting his career with Inverclyde Council, he eventually managed an area office looking after all frontline services, including maintenance, reinvestment, housing management and customer services. Moving to Argyll and Bute Council, he became the Assistant Area Manager, managing frontline services, including homelessness, welfare rights and Housing Benefit, travelling persons' services, and housing management.

For the last 15 years, he has been the Housing Manager with Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association and led, among other things, the housing management operations for a £60 million, 10-year regeneration project in Anderston, Glasgow. His last role before moving to WSHA was to project manage the transfer of engagements of another housing association into Sanctuary Group.

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