Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) are delighted to announced the appointment of new Chair, Mr Norman M MacLeod.

Mr MacLeod accepted a nomination for the role of Chair at the social landlord’s AGM on Thursday, September 7th, and takes over from Mr Iain Macmillan.

Having served as a Councillor with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for several years and also managed the Western Isles branch of Scottish Fuels, Mr MacLeod has considerable experience of the housing sector and local business environment.

He said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of HHP.

“I am looking forward to this new challenge, to be part of HHP, as we move forward in providing new quality homes that will meet the needs of our communities in the Outer Hebrides for the foreseeable future.”

The last job of former Chair Iain MacMillan was to host to eleventh HHP Annual General Meeting, held at Lews Castle.  Mr MacMillan welcomed those present and commented that HHP was in a healthy position and continued to build on the success of the past ten years, despite operating in a challenging environment.

HHP Director of Finance & Corporate Services, Mr Donald MacLeod, gave a presentation on the financial statements for the year and advised that Auditors, Wylie & Bissett, gave the Partnership a clean audit report for the 11th year running.

Ms Templeton, representing Wylie & Bissett, commented that the outcome of the audit was an unqualified opinion.

The collected Membership then approved a resolution to reappoint Wylie & BIssett as External Auditors for the coming year, and a further resolution to donate £5,000 to five local charitable organisations – MacMillan Nurses; Young Musicians Hebrides; Stornoway PHAB Club; Western Isles Carers Support Network, and Western Isles Community Care Forum.

HHP Chief Executive, Ms Dena MacLeod, then thanked the attendees for their presence that evening, and went on to thank tenants, staff and business partners for their support in the past year.