Scotland-based housing provider Bridgewater Housing Association has appointed Andy Thomson as its new chief executive.
Thomson replaces incumbent Ian McLean, who is set to retire at the end of the month.
Thomson – who has a “substantial” track record in senior management, innovation, and customer service – currently serves as head of Housing Services at Inverclyde-based provider Cloch Housing Association.
Commenting on his appointment, Thomson said: “I am excited to be appointed as Bridgewater’s new chief executive.
“It’s a great opportunity to build on the excellent work that Ian and his team have done so far to cement Bridgewater’s strong position and to lead the organisation on the next stage of its journey.
“I have been set a very high bar by Ian and he will be a tough act to follow, but I am relishing the challenge and my goal is to ensure Bridgewater continues to be a leading provider of high-quality services and housing in the area.”
Alastair Morris, chair of the association, added: “We feel very privileged to have attracted someone of Andy’s experience, skill, and commitment to social housing, to Bridgewater.
“There are some challenging times ahead, but I feel certain that Andy is the right person to help Bridgewater navigate through the difficulties and make sure that Bridgewater continues to remain relevant to our tenants and other customers, making a positive difference in their lives.”
Thomson will join Bridgewater on 3 May.
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