Meet our Board

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Gary Devlin

Gary Devlin

Chair of the Board

Gary is a qualified chartered accountant. He is a Partner and National Head of Internal Audit with Azets, based in Edinburgh. Gary has over 20 years’ experience delivering public sector internal audit, external audit and advisory services to public sector and charity organisations across the UK. He is a past chair of CIPFA Scotland and a member of the Local Authority (Scotland) Accounts Advisory Board.

Gary was appointed as Chair of Hanover’s Board on 23 September 2021.

Date of first appointment: 28 November 2013

Margaret Whoriskey

Margaret is employed by the Scottish Government leading the national programme to drive adoption of new technology to transfer health and social care. She is responsible for the national Technology Enabled Care Programme which is aiming to support at scale deployment in Scotland.

Date of first appointment:  15 March 2018

James Rowney

James Rowney

James is Head of Solutions at the Royal Bank of Scotland. His team provides specialist advice to corporate and commercial customers at critical times. He has a keen interest in housing and has been involved in many aspects of it over a number of years.

Date of first appointment: 28 September 2017

Fraser Mitchell

Fraser Mitchell

Fraser has held various operational and strategic management positions in Social Work services in Strathclyde and Fife, mainly in multi-disciplinary teams involving close partnership working with Health and the independent sector.


Date of first appointment:  31 November 2017

Ashley Campbell CIHCM

Vice Chair of the Board

Ashley is the Policy and Practice Manager at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland covering a broad range of issues across the housing sector and across tenures. Ashley is also a trustee of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland, a charity which campaigns for improvements to homes to tackle climate change and reduce fuel poverty.

Date of first appointment:  26 November 2020

Robert T. Rowe

Robert has been a Hanover tenant in Dumfries and Galloway since retiring 3 years ago. Previously he worked as an Engineer specialised in Renewable Energy for the United Nations and other International agencies around the world. His interest is to work towards seeing all Hanover properties become Carbon Neutral in emissions by 2030 if possible. Robert holds a graduate degree in International Development Studies from Morgan State University in the USA and did undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at Solent University.

Date of first appointment:  26 November 2020

Alan G. Stewart

Alan is a real estate solicitor and a partner at Morton Fraser in Edinburgh where he works in the commercial real estate division. He has over 20 years experience working with property companies, developers and corporate occupiers. He has a particular interest in the role that organisations in the housing sector can play to support those living with dementia.

Date of first appointment: 26 November 2020

A. J. M. Erwin

Adele studied Mechanical Engineering with Management Techniques at Edinburgh University and has over 20 years’ technology delivery and transformation experience working across consulting, financial services and public sector organisations.  Her most recent engagement has been leading the digital technology delivery for the Scottish National Investment Bank which launched in November 2020.

Date of first appointment:  26 November 2020

Kathleen McAdams

Kathleen is a Human Resources professional and Executive Coach and mentor with 30 years’ experience in people management and since 2017 has run her own HR consultancy – Albany HR.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), with additional qualifications in mediation and project management. In her current role, Kathleen supports organisations both nationally and globally, with all aspects of Reward, Employee Engagement, Organisational Design, Employee Relations and Talent Management.

Date of first appointment: 25 May 2023


Christa Reekie

As part of her role as Director of Development and Housing at Scottish Futures Trust Christa was responsible for the implementation of the National Housing Trust, the first mid-market rent initiative in Scotland, and other related affordable housing projects. She is interested in combining her commercial and legal skills with strategic thought, particularly in the housing sector, and also has a keen interest in the realistic implementation of ideas and strategies.

Date of first appointment: 25 May 2023

Bryony Willett

Bryony has been Chief Executive of Maryhill Housing since 2017. She joined Maryhill in August 2015 as Director of Housing. Prior to Maryhill Bryony worked at Islington Council for nine years having started as a graduate trainee. Her expertise includes strategic planning, housing management, asset management, health and safety, business planning, external funding bids, regeneration options appraisals, resident engagement, service development and contract management. Bryony has previously held Board positions at the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland, Thistle Housing Association and Hyelm Housing Association in London.

Date of first appointment: 10 August 2023

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