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Our Managers

Our Chief Executive and Operations Director are responsible for delivering the strategy and policies as agreed by the Waverley Housing Board.  They are supported by a Senior Management Team assigned to manage the delivery and smooth day-to-day running of operations.

Margaret Ross Chief Executive

Margaret has been in housing for over 25 years, prior to which she was in Local Government finance. Appointed Chief Executive of Waverley Housing in May 2011, following on from her previous role as Deputy Chief Executive Margaret has seen the organisation through many changes and led the Company in securing a major refinancing deal during the height of the credit crunch.

An accountant to profession, Margaret is also a Chartered Manager and is a member of number of professional bodies including the Institute of Leadership and Development.  In 2012 she received ‘Chartered Manager of the Year for Scotland Award’.

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Gregor Booth Operations Director

Before joining Waverley Gregor worked for Hanover(Scotland) Housing Association as Director of Housing and Care Services.  He has a BA Honours Degree in Administration and has obtained the Chartered Institute of Housing Professional Qualification.

Gregor moved to Waverley in July 2015 in the post of Operations Director and has responsibility for the Senior Management Team. A key objective is to build on and develop the good work carried out by Waverley staff in meeting the current and future needs of our customers.


Lenore Suddon Housing Services Manager

Previously employed by Link Housing as Private Sector Housing Manager, Lenore’s experience covers allocations; anti-social behaviour, tenant participation and training.  She has also worked with the Chartered Institute of Housing as a Professional Development Officer and has a degree in Housing & Sustainable Communities.

Lenore, who joined Waverley Housing in September 2012 leads, manages and supports the Housing Services Team in delivering an efficient and responsive service.


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Margaret Hogg Business Support Manager

Margaret is the longest serving member of the Management Team, having been with the Company since its inception in April 1989, initially as Office Manager progressing to Housing Services Manager  in 2003 after graduating in Housing from Heriot Watt University.

Margaret is now the Business Support Manager where her key responsibilities are  servicing the Executive Team and Board, Human Resources, Performance and Risk Management.  She is also responsible for project work ensuring continual service improvement for the benefit of tenants and other stakeholders.


Reuben Basak

Finance Manager

Reuben joined Waverley Housing in 2004 and manages the Company’s Finance Team.  He is responsible for the production of key management information including Annual Budgets, Management Accounts and Financial Plans.

Reuben has over 25 years’ financial experience in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, service industry and education. Reuben also manages and directs the provision of ICT Systems throughout the Company.


Carole Yallop

Carole Yallop Property Services Manager

Carole has worked with Waverley for 19 years in a variety of roles and has acquired a wealth of knowledge of the organisation and stock.  Carole has had the opportunity to work extensively in both Housing and Property Services which has aided her understanding of the challenges and pressures an RSL is under through regulation and forever changing legislation.

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