Port of Leith boss is new chair of CIH Scotland

Posted on 17/03/2014 by


Keith Anderson newer177292 (2)Port of Leith Chief Executive Keith Anderson (pictured) has been elected Chair of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

With over 30 years’ experience working in urban regeneration and housing development in Glasgow, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh – both in the public and private sectors – Keith’s election was confirmed at CIH Scotland’s Annual General Meeting at last week’s annual conference in Glasgow.

Keith said: “I strongly believe in CIH Scotland and all it stands for, so I feel very honoured to have been given this role. As Chair, I look forward to leading the CIH Scotland Board and being a key public face of CIH in its work with members and other stakeholders in Scotland.”

CIH Scotland has more than 2,500 members working in local authorities, housing associations, Scottish Government and Government agencies, voluntary organisations, the private sector, and educational institutions. The organisation works to improve practice and delivery of housing and related services, and also represents the interests of members in the development of national housing policy.

Alan Ferguson, Director of CIH Scotland, said: “I am delighted to welcome Keith as our new Chair. His knowledge of the housing sector is second to none, combining work in the academic and educational field with a long track record across the council, housing association and private sectors north and south of the border.”

With more than 2700 homes in it’s portfolio Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) is the largest social landlord in Leith and North Edinburgh.