Executive Team

Tony Teasdale, CEO

As Chief Executive Tony heads up the management team, working closely with our elected Management Committee or Board to provide strategic direction and leadership to the Association and our subsidiary companies.

He re-joined the Association as CEO in late October 2017, having previously been our Housing Manager between 1989 and 1995. His career started with housing associations in Cumbria and Birmingham.

Other senior positions have included: Performance Auditor with Scottish Homes’ Regulation and Inspection Division; Stock Transfer Co-ordinator and then Depute Director of Glasgow West Housing Association; Agency Services Co-ordinator with Eildon Housing Association and, most recently, Chief Executive of Rural Stirling Housing Association.

Kirsty Brown, Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Kirsty took up the post of Director of Finance & Corporate Services in October 2022.

Kirsty was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Director of Finance & Corporate Services at Rural Stirling Housing Association, a position held since 2017 having joined the Association in 2015 as Finance & Corporate Services Manager. Prior to this Kirsty was Deputy Head of Finance and Support Services at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for a 5 year period.

Kirsty is an experienced accountant and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She completed her professional accountancy exams whilst working in practice with Chiene & Tait LLP and French Duncan LLP.

Craig Russell, Director of Customer & Community Services

Craig joined the Association as Director of Customer and Community Services in March 2024.

Experienced in all aspects of housing services, Craig has previously held senior management positions at Lanarkshire Housing Association in Motherwell and Horizon Housing Association in Livingston.  Craig also has experience in Local Authority housing services, having begun his career in housing at South Lanarkshire Housing and later as Service Manager (Housing Management and Homelessness) at Stirling Council.

Craig is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing with over 18 years’ experience working in social housing and is passionate about delivering excellent services to our customers.

Colette McKenna, Director of Property Services

Colette McKenna took up the post of Director of Property Services in November 2018.

An architect by profession, Colette was previously the development and regeneration manager at the City of Edinburgh Council where she has led the council’s new build housing programme.  Prior to this, Colette  held the position of technical services manager, at Wishaw and District Housing Association for over 10 years. This followed a number of years in private practice as an architect.

Colette brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of property maintenance, new housing development and area regeneration.