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Bield strengthens board with appointment of new chair

 

Paul Edie will join the housing and care charity. 

A Scottish housing and care charity has unveiled the new chair of its board. 

Paul Edie was formally elected at Bield’s AGM in September, “strengthening” its governance team. 

Paul will play a pivotal role in guiding the organisation’s new Corporate Strategy and Business Plan, steering them towards their goal of meeting Scotland’s urgent housing needs, as well as continuing Bield’s “dedication to innovation and creative housing services that help older people in Scotland live independent and fulfilled lives”.

As former chair of the Care Inspectorate, Paul brings almost 30 years’ experience in the public sector, with roles in councils and health boards.  

Paul said: “Throughout my career, I've chosen to work with highly ethical organisations that align with my values. 

“I was eager to work with Bield because of my positive experience leading housing initiatives in Edinburgh and due to the deep respect I have for Bield's mission and values. 

“Providing homes for those who need them is one of the most meaningful ways to spend your life. Bield has always impressed me as a forward-thinking, progressive organisation unafraid to make tough long-term decisions to serve its tenants' interests.”

His appointment follows Professor Lesley Holdsworth OBE stepping down as Bield’s chair after coming to the end of her three-year tenure. 

Dr Lynne Douglas, chief executive of Bield, said: “Everyone at Bield is incredibly grateful to Lesley for her service over the last three years.  Following her departure, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Paul as our new Chair.

“This is a key time for Bield as we begin a period of significant transformation.  We are committed to continuing to improve customer experience and satisfaction, collaborating and innovating and investing more into our homes.

"Paul brings a wealth of skills and experience and will be key to helping us drive forward with our five-year strategy.”

 

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