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WSHA Appoints Director of Housing & Community Services

Robert CampbellWest of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Campbell as Director of Housing & Community Services. Robert, will replace Stewart Gibb who is retiring after a long-established housing career, will be responsible for the development of strategy, policy and performance in relation to WSHA’s housing management and community support services.

Robert took up post in early May and 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, added: “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.”

Robert 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 Association sector. Starting his career with Inverclyde Council he eventually managed an area office looking after all front line services including maintenance, reinvestment, housing management and customer services. Moving to Argyll & Bute Council he became the Assistant Area Manager managing front line 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 £60m, 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.