Our Leadership Team is responsible for the day to day management of the Society and is led by our Group Chief Executive.
Lisa Buchanan - Group Chief Executive
Lisa took up the role of Group Chief Executive with the Albyn Group in June 2019. She has spent the majority of her career working within the third sector in the Highlands and Islands. She is a passionate advocate for the role of the third sector in delivering public services and is keen to build on the achievements in social housing that Albyn has become known for over the last 46 years. Lisa gained an MBA with distinction in 2017 from Strathclyde Business School and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her young son on the family croft.
Laurie MacLeod - Head of HR
Laurie joined the organisation in March 2020. With experience working in local government, civil service & NDPBs, the NHS, and higher and further education, Laurie’s values have driven her experience in the public sector, working with people and trades unions to achieve benefits for wider society. A chartered member of the CIPD, Laurie is trained in mediation and coaching and is a licensed practitioner of psychometric tools for personal development.
Andrew Martin - Director of Finance and Corporate Services
Andrew joined the organisation in April 2018. Andrew has a strong background in accountancy and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants (FCCA). He brings a wealth of experience having worked within the finance roles in a variety of sectors in the UK and abroad. Andrew holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Nottingham Trent University Business School.
Morag joined the organisation in Summer 2020. Morag is a General Practice Chartered Surveyor, studying at (the then) Paisley College of Technology then qualifying with the RICS in 1992. She has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sector. For 20 years, Morag was based in Amsterdam, working internationally in property management, development and investment returning to Scotland in 2020. Besides work, Morag teaches on a range of property topics for Glasgow Caledonian University and the RICS.