Management Change

Kingdom Housing Association has announced the appointment of Nick Pollard (pictured) as its new director of finance & IT.

Bill Banks, chief executive with Kingdom, said: “Nick will be replacing our previous director, Keith Stewart, who was with the Association for over 14 years, before deciding to retire during the summer. Keith made a valuable contribution to Kingdom’s success over the years. However we are very pleased we have been able to recruit Nick, who is a very experienced finance & IT director.”

Bill added: “Nick currently works with Argyll Community Housing Association and we are delighted that he will be joining the management team in early January 2015. His previous experience and knowledge will be a real asset to Kingdom as we develop our strategy and face future challenges.”

Nick has substantial finance and housing association experience with 14 years of banking knowledge, latterly in foreign exchange and treasury, combined with a further 14 years of work in social housing.

His social housing sector experience is diverse, having been a financial regulator, a financial advisor to RSLs, in particular those seeking to achieve Large Scale Voluntary Transfer. He has served as a board member of both an ALMO and an RSL trading subsidiary. During the last 8 years Nick has been the director of finance and IT in Argyll where he has been responsible for the finance function of a significant stock transfer RSL involving the transfer of 5,400 homes and what was a new start business.

In addition Nick was involved in the establishment of a new trading subsidiary company for repairs and maintenance. Nick, who is 50, was born in Leicester but has lived in East Lothian with his family for the last 20 years or so. In his free time enjoys family life with his partner and three sons as well as rugby union, fly fishing, running, and his new found interest in an allotment.

Nick said: “I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to be given the opportunity of working with Kingdom Housing Association and its subsidiary company in Fife. I am looking forward to working with both the staff and tenants to carry on the work that my predecessor had commenced but also assisting the organisation to meet new challenges and opportunities.”