Eildon Strengthens Board with New Members


The Board of Eildon Housing Association has been further strengthened with the co-option of two new members, bringing a wide range of skills and experience to assist the Association through further phases of growth and continuing success. The two new members are Lesley Summerhill and Ron Beardsley.

Lesley is a retired senior nurse and was latterly Executive Nurse Director at NHS Tayside. She has an MBA in Health Care Management and extensive experience across a range of nursing and managerial roles. She now lives in Kelso.

Ron lives in Melrose and has a civil engineering background. He has held senior posts in Scotland and has also worked oversees on major projects. Ron previously served as Vice Chairman of the Eildon Scrutiny Panel.

Commenting on the co-options, Eildon Chairman Trevor Burrows said – “I am delighted to welcome Lesley and Ron onto the Board of Management. They join us at a key time as we embark on a record breaking growth strategy, delivering new homes and services across the Borders. We have always been fortunate to have a stable and high quality Board to oversee our activities and we have been looking to sustain this position as part of our succession strategy. I am sure both new members will settle in quickly and make a valuable contribution to our work.”

Eildon Housing Association is governed by a Board of 12 members who all contribute on a voluntary basis. The co-option of Lesley and Ron means that the Board in currently at full strength. There is provision in our rules to co-opt a further three members and we are currently advertising for candidates with the right skills and experience to help us deliver our strategy. For more information please click here.

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