ANCHO housing association has welcomed six new members to its voluntary board.

ANCHO, who also have a new Chairperson in Mary Black, recently completed a formal governance review and is celebrating a successful recruitment campaign which they say will bring extensive new skills to the board.

ANCHO is part of the Cairn Housing Group, following a merger in November 2018 with more than 800 properties for social rent and provides factoring services to 200 owner occupiers with the majority in North Ayrshire.

Mary Black, Chairperson, said: “This is an exciting time to be part of ANCHO, with significant investment being delivered as part of the partnership with Cairn Housing Group. This is improving tenants’ homes and we have a shared determination to provide the very best possible services to our communities.

“We are extremely grateful to Dr Sonya Campbell-Perry for the contribution she made to ANCHO as our previous Chairperson and we wish her well for the future. We are also thankful for the service of John Rodgers, Lesley Sheppard and Sian Hughes who have stepped down as Board members.

Steven Travers, Leanne Stirling, Kelly Arrol, Nigel Fortnum, Colin Love and Michael Donnelly are joining the ANCHO board and bring with them decades of collective experience in strategy development, property management, accountancy, digitisation, human resources, social enterprises and charity fundraising.

Cairn Housing Association chair, Michael Allan, said: “ANCHO’s Board is in great shape with six new members and Mary Black will lead the Association with a passion for promoting the interests of tenants and other customers.

“On behalf of everyone at Cairn Housing Group we are thankful to Sonya, John, Lesley and Sian for their service and we look forward to working with Mary and our new colleagues.”

ANCHO is committed to promoting additional opportunities for tenants and other customers to become Board members. Anyone interested in the joining the board contact ANCHO.