Role: Chief Executive
Joined: September 2013
Experience: Fanchea has over 20 yrs experience in Housing and Care in a number of senior roles across Scotland. She was Director of Housing and Support in Glasgow Housing Association, with earlier posts in senior management with City of Edinburgh Council and in North Ayrshire. She also was Head of Inspection across Scotland with Communities Scotland and has been active in policy development in Housing throughout her career.
Role: Operations Director
Joined: June 2015
Experience: Angela has over 20 years experience in social housing across Scotland. She was most recently Managing Director of the Scottish Housing Best Value Network providing support and services to over two thirds of social landlords in Scotland to improve their housing services. Angela has worked in a variety of housing roles in her career including operational management, policy, strategy and research.
Role: Development and Commercial Director
Joined: August 2015
Experience: Simon has over 15 years experience in housing and asset management across public, private and 3rd sectors. He has significant experience in the delivery of projects ranging from new build developments to innovative systems integration.
Role: Finance Director
Joined: June 2017
Experience: Debbie is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years’ finance experience working across many industries, most recently as Finance and Commercial Director for SB Cares an adult social care provider in the Scottish Borders and as a non-executive Director for Trust Housing. Debbie brings a breadth of experience in particular financial management, a strong commitment to innovation and the ability to build strong relationships.
Role: Head of HR & OD
Joined: August 2014
Experience: Helen has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources and is CIPD qualified. Her experience has been gained in a wide variety of sectors including the Pharmaceutical Sector, the IT Sector, and running her own HR Consultancy for 7 years.
Role: Head of Business Services / Company Secretary
Joined: April 2009
Experience: 15 yrs experience in management roles in quality, customer services, accounts and logistics. Wendy has considerable experience in business improvement and change management.
Role: Head of Innovation
Joined: June 2012
Experience: Colin has held a number of senior management positions in the commercial and non-profit sectors. He is responsible for developing Blackwood’s award winning social media site bespoken. He has the remit for innovation and is currently working on some exciting new projects combing digital inclusion and technology enabled care.
Role: Regional Manager (West)
Joined: August 2016
Experience:Doug has 16 years experience working in the Care sector, 13 years in various managerial roles. Doug has a diverse knowledge of managing adult and children’s services which have included the provision and development of Community Justice, Learning & Physical disability, Older People services, Care Homes, Housing support & Care at Home services.
Role: Regional Manager (East)
Joined: May 2015
Experience: Jenny has over 30 years working in the social housing sector with the last 15 years at management level.
Role: Regional Manager (North)
Joined: August 1992
Experience: Diane has 14 yrs in managerial care & housing roles, previously working in Direct Care with extensive formal and informal training within Care, Support & Housing Services.
Role: Finance Manager
Joined: May 2018
Experience: Heather is a qualified accountant with ACCA and has over 7 years post-qualification experience with a range of non-profit organisations including a housing association. She has worked for and closely with local authorities including her previous post as Head of Finance for a leisure trust
Role: Property Investment Manager
Joined: January 2016
Experience: Paul has over 18 years’ experience in social housing, primarily in development, maintenance and asset management. He leads Blackwood’s Assets Department, delivering new build activity and maintenance services to our customers. Paul has previously served on the Board of Melville Housing Association.
Role: Business Solutions Manager
Joined: January 2016
Experience: Paul has over 10 years’ experience within management, predominantly from an IT project management background gaining specific project management accreditations along the way. Paul has worked in several different industry sectors including; Call Centre, Engineering, Technology, HealthCare, and now Housing & Care.
Role: New Business Manager
Joined: April 2014
Experience: Elaine has over 25 years' experience in Housing and Project Development. She was Depute Director Shelter Scotland for 12 years. She was also an Inspector for the Scottish Housing Regulator.