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New boss for Highland housing provider

By Calum MacLeod

Lisa Buchanan, new Chief Exec, Albyn Housing.
Lisa Buchanan, new Chief Exec, Albyn Housing.

NORTH affordable housing provider Albyn Group has named third sector specialist Lisa Buchanan as its new chief executive.

She takes on the lead role at the group, comprising Albyn Housing Society, Albyn Enterprises Ltd and Highland Residential Ltd, from long-serving chief executive, Calum Macaulay.

“I am eager to make Albyn’s vision to see everyone housed in affordable quality homes within sustainable communities a reality,” she said.

“I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to strike new partnerships that drive innovation and deliver bold solutions that meet the housing needs of the area.”

She joins the society from Buchanan Shaw Consulting where she is a partner specialising in advising third sector organisations and small businesses. Her previous experience includes five years as chief executive of Cantraybridge College and as strategic diversity adviser for Northern Constabulary.

Her appointment follows the announcement of Maxine Smith, Highland Council’s SNP group leader and Highland businesswoman, and retired businessman Ian Fosbrooke, as joint-chairs of the group.

Both have welcomed the new appointment, with Councillor Smith calling Ms Buchanan the ideal individual to take Albyn Housing Society into a new chapter.

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