Housing association chief executive retires

Keith Anderson  [square]After 11 years as chief executive of the Port of Leith Housing Association, Keith Anderson, began his retirement today, 1 May 2020.

Anderson said: “I feel very fortunate and proud to have enjoyed a highly rewarding career in housing spanning four decades. During my time at Port of Leith Housing Association, it has been a privilege to help make a positive impact on people’s lives by providing excellent affordable homes in attractive neighbourhoods, providing welfare and money advice, and supporting people with employment and training opportunities.

“I will greatly miss working with our highly skilled and dedicated staff team and board members, who I know are very well placed to continue this important work.”

Following a “robust” selection process, Heather Kiteley, previously director of finance & corporate services at Port of Leith Housing Association, was named as Anderson’s successor in January 2020.

She said: “I, and the rest of the staff team, will miss Keith and we are grateful that he has led our organisation to such a strong position. We look forward to being able to mark his retirement after lockdown. As we respond to the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, it can be difficult to think beyond the present. However, I’m thinking about the future of the Port of Leith Housing Association Group. I feel very excited about working with our excellent staff, customers and members of the community to build on Keith’s work through our new five-year strategic plan which will see us provide excellent affordable homes and life-changing services in brilliant communities.”

Image credit |  Port of Leith Housing Association

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