Lorna Wilson to leave SFHA to take up CEO role at Barrhead Housing Association
Lorna will leave SFHA at the end of October.
SFHA has announced that, after over two years with the federation, Head of Policy and Innovation Lorna Wilson is to leave to take up the role of Chief Executive of Barrhead Housing Association.
In April 2018, Lorna originally joined SFHA on a one-year secondment from Wheatley Group, where she was Research and Development Manager, to head up the federation’s Innovation and Future Thinking Programme. Lorna’s secondment was extended, and, in March of this year, she was appointed Interim Head of Policy and Innovation.
Sally Thomas, SFHA Chief Executive, said: “During her time with SFHA, Lorna has contributed significantly to the organisation. She established and grew our Innovation and Future Thinking Programme which has proven to be a successful and valued way that our members can work together with others in the social housing sector. Latterly, Lorna has been a part of SFHA’s Executive Team and has helped to lead the organisation during this challenging period by managing our policy work.
“On behalf of SFHA and our board, I would like to thank Lorna and wish her the very best for her new appointment.”
Lorna Wilson said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be appointed Chief Executive of Barrhead Housing Association, to build on Shirley Robison’s excellent achievements during her time in the role.
“This appointment is a great fit for me, in terms of the direction and ambition of Barrhead Housing Association, combined with the experience and knowledge I will bring to the role.
“While I will miss working for SFHA, I am looking forward to, once again, working for a member organisation, and I’m keen to get started.”
SFHA will be starting the recruitment process for the Head of Policy role immediately.