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Housing association appoints long-standing employee as new chief executive

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing

Housing association appoints long-standing employee as new chief executive Housing association appoints long-standing employee as new chief executive

A housing association has appointed one of its earliest employees as its new chief executive.

Kingdom Housing Association has appointed Bill Banks, 55, as successor to Alan McGuckin who retired last year.

Fife-based Kingdom has a reputation as one of Scotland’s most innovative housing associations and, with an annual turnover of £20 million and 350 employees.

Kingdom chairperson Charles Milne said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Bill Banks as chief executive. We had a lot of interest in the position but Bill was the strongest candidate by far.

“His formidable track record and forward looking interest in innovation made him a natural choice to lead Kingdom in what are challenging times for all housing associations. I would also like to thank our recruitment consultant, Jim Rennie of Eglinton, for all of his assistance.”

Bill Banks is a proud 'Fifer' and lives in Glenrothes. He has worked for Kingdom for 27 years and was one of the association’s first employees. He has played a key role in developing partnerships and in Kingdom’s development of over 4,500 homes.

Bill was appointed deputy chief executive in 2008 and has acted as interim chief executive since Alan McGuckin’s retirement in 2013.

He said: “I am very pleased to have been appointed chief executive of Kingdom. During my time with the association I have seen numerous changes and I am very proud of how Kingdom has embraced change to evolve and diversify into the strong housing association it is today.

"The challenges for the future will continue to increase, however, and I'm looking forward to developing and implementing the association’s strategies which will allow Kingdom to grow even stronger in the future.”

Picture caption: Charles Milne (left) congratulates Bill Banks

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