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 Albyn as Interim Head of HR in March 2020, and appointed to the role in January 2021. Her focus has been on supporting our people through Covid-19, furlough, and improvements in Albyn’s people processes and practice. With 34 years’ professional HR practice, it’s about supporting organisations where the purpose, vision and values drive behaviours and culture. Laurie is a chartered member of CIPD, has a degree in archaeology from the University College, Cork - National University of Ireland and a postgraduate diploma in personnel practice from the University of Westminster.
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.
Kirsty joined Albyn in February 2021 in an interim role, and appointed to the role in June 2021. Kirsty has 20 years’ experience in strategic development, business improvement and innovation, business development and performance and change management, in both housing and community safety services. Laterally, Kirsty was commissioned to redesign service delivery and significantly improve performance in an RSL, and to improve culture and employee engagement. She also led on a successful Transfer of Engagements.
Kirsty has a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies and an MA (Hons) in English.