The Board

The Scottish Housing Regulator is led by a Board of non-executive members, appointed by Scottish Ministers following an open public appointments process. The Board sets our strategic direction and ensures that we are focussing on the right things.  Click on the images below to read more about our Board members.

 

Board members

Andrew has worked in finance for more than 35 years and is a senior adviser at QMPE LLP, an Edinburgh based advisory business with considerable experience of advising on investment in social infrastructure. Andrew is also Convener of Berwickshire Housing Association, having previously served as chair of its finance committee. Andrew will bring his experience in finance, knowledge of the affordable housing sector and awareness of good governance to the Board. Before taking up his appointment with the Scottish Housing Regulator, he will step down as Chair of Berwickshire Housing Association.
Robert is a qualified public sector (IPFA) accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the public sector. Robert has experience of senior management positions in Local Government, in both finance and property and project management. Robert has spent eight years on the board of management of Forth Valley College, including six years as chair of the Audit Committee. Robert currently works part time for a regenerations charity that focuses on employability and skills training.
Siobhan is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy & Risk at Glasgow Caledonian University and has teaching interests and expertise in a variety of under-graduate, post-graduate and professional programmes. Siobhan specialises in the subject areas of public sector accounting and internal/external auditing, and public sector financial management, having previous work experience as a government auditor. Siobhan is actively involved in researching all of the above topics and has presented and published a range of papers in these areas, both in the UK and overseas. Siobhan is also a Chartered Public Finance Accountant, a previous Non-Executive Director of West of Scotland Housing Association/Chair of their Audit Committee, the previous Chair of the Audit & Governance Panel at South Ayrshire Council, a past national examiner for CIPFA/ACCA, and sits in an advisory capacity on governance and scrutiny to many public sector organisations. Siobhan has taught, and continues to teach, on a variety of courses and consultancy projects for professional accountancy institutes and bodies, and for overseas Governments.
George Walker
George is an experienced Chair, Non-Executive Director and Corporate Executive. Over his 25 yr corporate career he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and latterly the fund management business in the U.K. and extensively overseas. George served as an NHS Non-Executive Director for NHS Lothian where he Chaired the Finance and Resources Committee overseeing financial governance. He Chaired the Integration Joint Board, leading on health and social care integration in Edinburgh, in its set up phase. He has long supported Charitable organisations in the UK and overseas. He is a passionate supporter of the need for high quality social housing. He believes that good and effective regulation can support this key sector and importantly help to deliver stronger outcomes for tenants.
Kay is an experienced Chair, with over 30 years’ collective experience as a Non-Executive.  Kay helped to shape the new independent Scottish Housing Regulator.  She believes effective regulation can drive good outcomes for tenants and others and can add value to those it regulates. She is keen to see intelligent, proportionate regulation based on effective risk assessment and good judgement.
Following a distinguished career in nursing, Anne served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland until her retirement in September 2004. She subsequently chaired the Expert Group commissioned by NHS Lothian to consider services provided to older people.
Mike is a passionate campaigner for social justice and better outcomes for tenants and consumers, and believes that good quality social housing is at the heart of Scotland’s future. He is an experienced civil court practitioner with twenty years experience in the field of housing law and preventing homelessness in Scotland, acting exclusively for tenants and consumers. Mike is also the Chair of the UK Valuation Commission Residential Cross-sector Group.
Simon has over twenty years experience in social housing and related fields and was previously Vice Chair of Servite Housing Association.  After beginning his career working with tenants groups in Whitfield, Dundee, he joined the local Housing Department, gaining particular expertise in homelessness and community care issues.
Lisa is committed to the empowerment of tenants and residents in the development and protection of their communities.
Andrew has worked in finance for more than 35 years and is a senior adviser at QMPE LLP, an Edinburgh based advisory business with considerable experience of advising on investment in social infrastructure. Andrew is also Convener of Berwickshire Housing Association, having previously served as chair of its finance committee. Andrew will bring his experience in finance, knowledge of the affordable housing sector and awareness of good governance to the Board. Before taking up his appointment with the Scottish Housing Regulator, he will step down as Chair of Berwickshire Housing Association.
Robert is a qualified public sector (IPFA) accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the public sector. Robert has experience of senior management positions in Local Government, in both finance and property and project management. Robert has spent eight years on the board of management of Forth Valley College, including six years as chair of the Audit Committee. Robert currently works part time for a regenerations charity that focuses on employability and skills training.
Siobhan is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy & Risk at Glasgow Caledonian University and has teaching interests and expertise in a variety of under-graduate, post-graduate and professional programmes. Siobhan specialises in the subject areas of public sector accounting and internal/external auditing, and public sector financial management, having previous work experience as a government auditor. Siobhan is actively involved in researching all of the above topics and has presented and published a range of papers in these areas, both in the UK and overseas. Siobhan is also a Chartered Public Finance Accountant, a previous Non-Executive Director of West of Scotland Housing Association/Chair of their Audit Committee, the previous Chair of the Audit & Governance Panel at South Ayrshire Council, a past national examiner for CIPFA/ACCA, and sits in an advisory capacity on governance and scrutiny to many public sector organisations. Siobhan has taught, and continues to teach, on a variety of courses and consultancy projects for professional accountancy institutes and bodies, and for overseas Governments.
George Walker
George is an experienced Chair, Non-Executive Director and Corporate Executive. Over his 25 yr corporate career he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and latterly the fund management business in the U.K. and extensively overseas. George served as an NHS Non-Executive Director for NHS Lothian where he Chaired the Finance and Resources Committee overseeing financial governance. He Chaired the Integration Joint Board, leading on health and social care integration in Edinburgh, in its set up phase. He has long supported Charitable organisations in the UK and overseas. He is a passionate supporter of the need for high quality social housing. He believes that good and effective regulation can support this key sector and importantly help to deliver stronger outcomes for tenants.
Kay is an experienced Chair, with over 30 years’ collective experience as a Non-Executive.  Kay helped to shape the new independent Scottish Housing Regulator.  She believes effective regulation can drive good outcomes for tenants and others and can add value to those it regulates. She is keen to see intelligent, proportionate regulation based on effective risk assessment and good judgement.
Following a distinguished career in nursing, Anne served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland until her retirement in September 2004. She subsequently chaired the Expert Group commissioned by NHS Lothian to consider services provided to older people.
Mike is a passionate campaigner for social justice and better outcomes for tenants and consumers, and believes that good quality social housing is at the heart of Scotland’s future. He is an experienced civil court practitioner with twenty years experience in the field of housing law and preventing homelessness in Scotland, acting exclusively for tenants and consumers. Mike is also the Chair of the UK Valuation Commission Residential Cross-sector Group.
Simon has over twenty years experience in social housing and related fields and was previously Vice Chair of Servite Housing Association.  After beginning his career working with tenants groups in Whitfield, Dundee, he joined the local Housing Department, gaining particular expertise in homelessness and community care issues.
Lisa is committed to the empowerment of tenants and residents in the development and protection of their communities.

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Find out about our Board members' Code of Conduct and Gifts and Hospitality Register

The Board is supported by our staff in Glasgow, led by our Chief Executive and executive management team.