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Management Team

Paul Hillard, Managing Director
Paul Hillard BA (Hons) MBA, MCIH
Managing Director

As the Managing Director and Secretary of Irvine Housing Association Paul has direct responsibility for advising the Board on strategic issues, ensuring the Association is governed appropriately and providing leadership to the staff team. He also has overall control and management of the Association’s operation, ensuring all activities are carried out in an effective and efficient manner consistent with the Associations values.
Paul is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and is a Master of Business Administration. He commenced his career in housing over 20 years ago. He has worked in a range of roles and has experience in housing management and maintenance, supported housing, housing development and estate regeneration. Paul is also a voluntary non-executive Director of the Scottish Community Development Centre.

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Morag Hutchinson
Head of Finance and Corporate Service

Morag started with the Association in January 2005 and is responsible for the delivery of corporate service functions including finance. This includes strategy and policy development, performance management, business planning, the preparation of statutory accounts, and ensuring financial viability. This involves all areas of the business and as such Morag's role requires a strong emphasis on collaborative working across the whole of the Group.

Morag has worked in finance for over 35 years, starting her career as a junior in a local firm of chartered accountants. Morag then moved to the commercial sector where she worked in media for over 20 years. During that time Morag worked in a number of roles including Senior Regional Management Accountant and Business Development Manager. Morag then moved to the social housing sector in 2005 when she joined the team at Irvine.

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Anne-Marie Fox-Smith
Policy and Performance Manager

Anne-Marie is responsible for overseeing all policy development, and co-ordinating and improving the Association’s approach to performance management. She also manages our approach to governance including the provision of support, development and training to Board members and our scrutiny volunteers. The role is key to shaping the Association’s strategic objectives by providing a business information and research service that delivers a strong evidence base to influence, improve and direct our services. Anne-Marie is the registered manager with the Care Inspectorate for our Sheltered Housing Service.

Anne-Marie was offered a temporary post at Irvine Housing Association in 2002 whilst working towards her MPhil in Housing Studies at the University of Glasgow, which she completed in 2004. She subsequently worked for a couple of housing associations in Glasgow to gain more experience of the sector before returning to Irvine Housing Association as a Senior Housing Officer in 2005. Anne-Marie was promoted to the post of Housing Services Manager in 2007 and was successfully appointed to the role of Policy & Performance Manager in 2016. Anne-Marie is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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Heather Anderson
Head of Service Delivery

Heather joined Irvine after 14 years working within the Housing Service at South Ayrshire Council. Heather started her career as a Housing student whilst working towards her MPhil in Housing Studies at the University of Glasgow, which she completed in 2006. Heather worked as a Housing Officer at South Ayrshire until 2006, at which time she moved to manage the Housing Policy and Strategy team, with responsibility for delivery of the Local Housing Strategy, new affordable housing development, Homelessness strategy and Housing policy and practice across all housing tenures.

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