Our staff are led by Chief Executive, Lynne Donnelly and three directors who each lead a specific area of work.
Responsible business practice is core to our organisation and we believe being successful at this starts with healthy, happy and motivated staff.
Our people are at the heart of our business and we support them to be their best when they are at work.
Our commitment to staff is reflected with three accolades from Investors in People (IIP): a Gold Standard; a Health and Wellbeing Award; and a Young People Accreditation.
These awards are assessed rigorously by IIP and are only given to excellent organisations who demonstrate true support and development of their staff.
Lynne Donnelly, Chief Executive
Lynne has been Chief Executive of West of Scotland Housing Association since 2015. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge from working in the housing sector for over 30 years, in a variety of roles. Lynne has worked for a number of housing associations during her career and also spent three years working with the Scottish Housing Regulator, travelling across Scotland promoting good practice and raising standards in housing services. Prior to joining WSHA Lynne was Operations Director at Partick Housing Association where she was responsible for three key business areas: Housing Management, Reactive and Planned Maintenance and Factoring, her main focus was ensuring the Association delivered quality services to approximately 4000 tenants and owner occupiers. Lynne is passionate about improving services and works closely with Committee members, staff, contractors, and statutory and support agencies to ensure WSHA tenants and owner occupiers receive good quality services that provide excellent value for money.
Colin MacCallum, Director of Finance & Corporate Services
Colin is a chartered accountant and has spent most of his career in financial Services, latterly 17 years with the Clydesdale Bank. Prior to that, he had eight years at Scottish Homes. The first five of these were as a Glasgow based Management Accountant. As a management accountant, Colin had responsibility for overseeing the financial viability of a portfolio of housing associations and spent much of his time reviewing financial and management accounts, analysing association business plans and assessing applications for capital and revenue grant support. Colin also had three years at the Edinburgh corporate centre where as Financial Accounting Manager his principal responsibility was managing the organisation’s financial accounting function including the production of Scottish Homes annual financial statements. Colin also gained experience in a number of housing initiatives such as the Large Scale Voluntary Transfers that were taking place at the time.
Stewart Gibb, Director of Housing & Customer Services
Stewart has had a long and varied career in housing. Stewart previously worked with South Lanarkshire Council where he was an Area Housing Manager for the Clydesdale Area, within Housing and Technical Resources. He also had strategic responsibility for sheltered housing at South Lanarkshire. Stewart has previously worked at a senior level for housing associations in Yorkshire and Glasgow, has undertaken a three year secondment to Greater Glasgow Health Board to coordinate a housing resettlement project linked to the closure of long stay hospitals and for eight years he was a Project Manager for Communities Scotland with responsibilities for a housing regeneration project within Castlemilk.
Andrew Kubski, Director of Development & Asset Management
Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in both the commercial and residential property markets. As well as working in the development sector, he worked as a consultant to a number of private sector property investors and developers including majors such as Standard Life, M&G, CBRE Global Investors.
He joined WSHA from Sanctuary Homes where he was responsible for the securing the sites to feed the Group’s demanding mixed tenure residential development programme. Prior to this he worked in the public sector with City Property (Glasgow) LLP where he was Manager of Development Services and delivered some high profile development transactions including Park Quadrant in the city’s prestigious Park Area. In the private sector he has worked with a number of property consultancies including Savills, James Barr, and more latterly, was a Partner at Drivers Jonas, prior to it being acquired by Deloitte. He was key in the company’s successful growth strategy and diversification in to asset management.
In his spare time Andrew is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Quarriers, one of Scotland’s largest social care charities.
If you are interested in working with us, please go to our recruitment section and you will find out if we have any vacant posts at this time.