Senior Management Team Profile
Niall Gordon: Chief Executive - Joined in March 2014
Niall has worked within the Social Housing Sector for over 25 years, 15 years of which as a senior manager. His roles have included Director at Pineview Housing Association in Drumchapel, Director at Copperworks Housing Association in Royston, and Core Services Manager in Easthall Park Housing Co-operative in Easterhouse.
Within these positions Niall worked in extremely challenging environments where he has been responsible for leading and delivering on performance outcomes. He has demonstrated a solid and robust record of achievements which inlcude developing customer engagement strategies, designing and managing change, improving performances in all function areas, demonstrating value for money improvements, and developing a business culture.
Niall currently has responsibility for the strategy and planning for the organisation, governance compliance, control and risk management, combined with this is the overall organisational responsibility for customer services and performance management.
In the five years he has been with the Association, Niall has led Wishaw and District Housing Association through the most difficult period in its history dealing with significant governance, financial and staffing challenges. Throughout these challenging years Niall has also demonstrated a resilient attitude and the ability to adapt to the changing environment within the Association.
Niall has worked in close partnership with three Statutory Managers and the Scottish Housing Regulator Appointees to ensure the best outcome for tenenats and the organisation.
Niall's qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Public Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies, a qualification in Corporate Governance and a Member of the CIH.
In addition, Niall is also a mentor in Glasgow City Councils MCR Pathways programme.
Gregor Colville - Housing Operations Manager - Joined in January 2017
Gregor is responsible for stabilising and improving business performance. Ensuring appropriate legislative requirements are met, including governance, risk, business planning and is responsible for operational functions of Housing, Factoring and Welfare Advice.
Working with a number of RSLS over the last decade, Gregor has significant experience in managing teams, projects and developments in the RSL sector. Prior to working with Wishaw and District Housing Association Gregor was Housing Services Manager at Partick Housing Association and previous to this worked with Weslo Housing Management.
Working through an exceptionally challenging period in the Association's history alongside the Senior Management Team and Board, Gregor has helped to deliver top quartile performance across a number of areas of the business and continues to support the business through the transfer of engagements ensuring a positive outcome for tenants and service users.
Gregor has a PGD in Housing Studies from Glasgow University, is a Chartered Member of the CIH and is undertaking an MBA at Strathclyde University.
Gregor is also a Board member with Bellsmyre Housing Association and sits as its representative on the Audit Committee for the Caledonia Group.
- Financial Services - Currently provided by FMD (Lucy Neilson)
- Maintenance & Asset Manager - Currently provided by Trust Housing Association (Susan Napier)
- Corporate Services Support - Currently provided by Berwickshire Housing Association (John Bain)