New chief executive for Hjaltland Housing Association

Bryan Leask has been appointed as the next chief executive of Hjaltland Housing Assocation.

Mr Leask, 35, from Lerwick, will take over from Robin Sandison who is due to retire at the end of March next year.

Mr Leask, a graduate of The Robert Gordon University, has held the post of property services manager at the association since 2002. During this period he has managed the association’s development programme which has seen Hjaltland’s stock of housing more than double.

During his time with the association he has been active national and local roles. A former member of EnergyWatch Scotland, he is currently chairman of Shetland Renewable Energy Forum and a trustee of Shetland Recreational Trust.

Jeff Goddard, chairman of Hjaltland Housing Association Ltd, said: “It is particularly pleasing that following a thorough interview process that attracted applicants, including a number from outwith Shetland, we have appointed a candidate from within the association. This highlights both the success of our employee development programme and the fact that there are good career opportunities in Shetland for returning graduates.”

Hjaltland was assisted through the appointments process by Employers in Voluntary Housing.


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