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New chairman for Moray Housing Partnership

Les AllanMoray Housing Partnership has refreshed its governance and oversight with the appointment of Les Allan, an experienced housing professional, as chairman to lead the committee of management.

Mr Allan, from Portsoy, was previously an area manager with Aberdeenshire Council and head of housing for North Aberdeenshire where he managed a stock of 13,000 council houses.

He said: “It’s a great privilege to take up this important appointment and I look forward in conjunction with a dedicated and talented staff team to helping the local community tackle its housing needs.”

His appointment has been welcomed by chief executive Colin Hawkins: “The new look committee will be well lead by Les and I look forward to working closely with him. We have various development plans for the area over the next 12 months and the experience Les brings to the organisation will be very welcome.”

Mr Allan is joined on the committee of management by two other new members: Moray Councillor Patsy Gowans and Stephen Christie, chairman of the Moray Tenants Forum. Both are based in Elgin and bring the total number on the committee to nine.



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