Osprey Housing unveils new chief executive
Mr Adcook is currently executive director with the Group and takes on the top job following the retirement of Colin Hawkins.
Osprey chairman, Bill Chapman, said: “We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of interest shown in the role from throughout the UK and had an exceptionally strong shortlist of candidates at the final interview stage, but Glenn’s wide experience, not just of the group, but of housing issues in the north east and extensive sector experience across Scotland made him the stand out candidate.”
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Mr Adcook moved to the Aberdeen area 22 years ago and has held senior roles in a wide range of organisations including a local authority, a new town development corporation and a private sector consultancy. He joined Osprey, in its former guise of Aberdeenshire Housing Partnership, in February 2011.
He said: “There is much to do and I will be agreeing with the board key priorities for implementing commitments in our recently launched corporate plan. These will include a focus on continuous service improvement, increased tenant engagement and building new homes.”
Mr Adcook is a fully qualified housing professional and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.