Leadership team

Our Leadership Team is responsible for the day to day management of the Society and is led by our Group Chief Executive.

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Lisa Buchannan - 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.

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Robin Nairn - Chief Operating Officer

Robin joined the organisation in 1993 as Head of Finance. His responsibility as Chief Operating Officer is to oversee the strategic delivery of housing services across the organisation. Robin has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 1982 and has a strong career background within finance and accountancy. Robin is active volunteering within several local community groups as treasurer.

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Andrew Martin - Head 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 Diplomacy in Management from the Notingham Trent University Business School.

 

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Lucy Fraser - Head of Innovation

Lucy joined the organisation in 2007. She holds a BA (Hons) in Social Science, MPhil in Urban Policy and undertook an Entrepreneurial Development Program at MIT. Lucy's area of expertise lies in innovation and social and urban policy. Lucy manages the innovation team which is the research and development subsidiary of Albyn Housing. Her team are passionate about integrating and developing technology and artificial intelligence solutions into homes.

 

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Graeme Rose - Head of Human Resources

Graeme joined the organisation in 2011. Within his role, Graeme is responsible for overseeing the Human Resources strategy across the organisation. He also oversees recruitment and internal staff development.

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Helen Cameron - Asset & Investment Manager

Helen joined the organisation in 2000 and has held various posts within her career. She holds an MA in Social Policy and Sociology from the University of Edinburgh. Helen volunteers in her local community. Helen's role within the organisation is to oversee the asset management program and to lead on the delivery of our new build stock.

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Jim Banks - Customer Services Manager – North Office

Jim was appointed to the role of Customer Services Manager (North) in March 2013, having worked with the organisation since 1995. His background is in the field of Building Surveying and he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building. Jim contributes to the strategic issues and overall management of the Albyn Group, undertaking the operational management responsibilities for housing services and reactive repairs for the North half of Albyn’s housing stock.

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Jennifer Soley - Customer Services Manager – South Office

Jennifer joined the organisation in 2015. Jennifer's career background is in housing, having worked previously with housing associations across the country. Jennifer's role within the organisation is to manage the day-to-day operations of the Customer Services South team and to oversee the delivery of quality services to our customers. Jennifer also contributes to the overall strategic management of the Albyn Group.

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Sam Cribb - Head of Highland Residential

Sam is Business Development Manager of Highland Residential Inverness Ltd and is responsible for overseeing strategy, operations and business development within HRI. Sam holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Administration and the Foundation in Factoring qualification. Sam has been working with the Albyn Group since 2008 which has enabled her to combine enterprise with social purpose. Outside of Albyn, Sam is an active volunteer with local community groups.