OUR SENIOR STAFF
James joined WSHA in September 2022 as Chief Executive from Barrhead Housing Association where he served as the Director of Asset Management and Communities for 7 years. Across the last 20 years’ James has operated at a senior management level in the housing, property, maintenance, third and voluntary sectors. He has a Masters in Social Enterprise from Stirling University and is a Fellow of theInstitute of Leadership and Management. James is a champion of the key role community based housing associations can play in community placemaking, wealth building and supporting the needs of tenants and the wider community in general. As well as the role of CEO of WSHA James will become a board member and the company secretary of Whiteinch Community Centre Ltd.
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES
Peter Latham joined WSHA in 2021 as Director of Corporate Services. He has a BA in Business Administration, having specialised in Finanace and Business Strategy. Peter previously worked in the housing sector for 13 years and has held senior roles in several charities. As well as his current post at WSHA, he is also Company Secretary of both WS Property Management Ltd and WS Estate Services Ltd, and provides support to Whiteinch Centre Ltd.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Andrew Reid who joined the Association in 1996 is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Social Enterprise and a Post Graduate Diploma in Co-operatives and Social Enterprises. Prior to joining WSHA, Andrew was the Group Financial Director of a printing group and previously the Financial Controller of a major UK Plc property developer based in Scotland. Andrew heads the finance, ICT and wider role functions, as well as being a Director of WS Property Management Ltd., Director of WS Estate Services Ltd, Director of Glasgow Eco Trust and provides business support to Whiteinch Centre Limited.
DIRECTOR OF HOUSING SERVICES
Sue Shone has 30 years’ experience of working in social housing, private housing, homelessness services and local authority housing in both England and Scotland. During this time she has also worked with the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland, where she helped to shape the national policy landscape and showcase good practice in housing. In her free time she is an experienced volunteer and board member and is currently a board member with Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland and working with her local community council to adopt a phone box for use as a community library. Sue is responsible for housing management within WSHA, which includes the Housing Officers, Housing Assistants, Welfare Rights Officers, Money Advice and Financial Inclusion Officer. She is also the lead officer for WSPM, the factoring service we deliver to owners.
DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY SERVICES
Jim Gordon joined WSHA in February 2016. A graduate of Glasgow College of Building and Printing, Jim qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor (MRICS) in 1996. With over 35 years' experience in the construction and property maintenance sector, Jim has worked in various roles in both the private and social housing sector, first as a Building Surveyor for Liverpool Victoria, then as an Area Maintenance Surveyor for Affinity Sutton (formerly William Sutton HA), moving to Endeavour Housing Association in 2000 as Head of Property Services. Jim then worked for a spell at Broadacres Housing Association as Senior Property Surveyor and Erimus Building Services as a Project Manager before joining North Yorkshire Police in 2010 as Capital Projects Manager. Jim returned to Scotland in 2011, joining Irvine Housing Association's Senior Management Team.