New Chief Executive

Bill Banks has been appointed as Kingdom’s new Chief Executive.

The appointment of Bill, 55, was the result of an exhaustive recruitment process to find a successor to Alan McGuckin who retired as the association’s Chief Executive last year.

Kingdom has a reputation as one of Scotland’s most innovative housing associations and, with an annual turnover of £20 million and 350 employees, the association is one of Fife’s most significant employers.

Kingdom Chairperson Charles Milne said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Bill Banks as Chief Executive. We had a lot of interest in the position but Bill was the strongest candidate by far.

“His formidable track record and forward looking interest in innovation made him a natural choice to lead Kingdom in what are challenging times for all housing associations. I would also like to thank our recruitment consultant, Jim Rennie of Eglinton, for all of his assistance.”

Bill is a proud Fifer and lives in Glenrothes. He has worked for Kingdom for 27 years and was one of the association’s first employees. He has played a key role in developing partnerships and in Kingdom’s development of over 4,500 homes.

Bill was appointed depute Chief Executive in 2008 and has acted as interim Chief Executive since Alan McGuckin’s retirement in 2013.

He said: “I am very pleased to have been appointed Chief Executive of Kingdom. During my time with the association I have seen numerous changes and I am very proud of how Kingdom has embraced change to evolve and diversify into the strong housing association it is today. The challenges for the future will continue to increase, however, and I’m looking forward to helping to develop and implement the association’s strategies, which will allow Kingdom to grow even stronger in the future.”