Senior management team

Our senior management team runs the business on behalf of our Board.

Richard Jennings, Managing Director

Richard was appointed Managing Director in January 2017. He was previously Head of Property from October 2014 handling our capital investment and commercial activities. Before joining Castle Rock Edinvar Richard was Head of Development at East Lothian Council. Richard has strong public and private sector experience, having worked in local and central government, as well as for KPMG and PwC.

Richard has a PhD in Geomorphology from the University of Wellington and a BSc in Geography from the University of Glasgow.

Richard is a Board member of Volunteer Scotland and chair of the Audit and Scrutiny Committee.

Sandy Welsh, Head of Housing Services

Sandy became Head of Housing with Castle Rock in 1999. From 1990 to 1999 he was Housing Manager with Loreburn Housing Association. Before 1990, Sandy worked in various areas of housing management with Annandale & Eskdale Council, Edinburgh District Council and Viewpoint Housing Association. He also worked in support work with Edinburgh Council for Single Homeless.

Sandy has an MA (Honours) in Geography from the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies from Glasgow University. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Sandy joined the Places for People Scotland Board in 2018.

Chris Thomson, Head of Assets

Chris is our Head of Property which includes our Procurment and Investment, Voids and Home Repairs teams - our in-house contractor. Chris has worked within the social housing sector for around 22 years. Before joining Castle Rock Edinvar in 2009, Chris was Operations Director at Blackwood Housing Association managing many cross functional teams.

Chris gained experience of the housing sector through time in development, housing and maintenance. Chris is a Trustee of the Crags Community Sports Centre, a community managed resource within the Southside of Edinburgh.

Chris has an BSc (Honours) in Building Engineering Management.

To contact our Senior Management Team please call 0131 657 0600 and ask for the Business Support Team. 

Kelly McIntyre-Greene, Director of Investment

Kelly was recently appointed Director of Investment in August 2018.  

Before joining Castle Rock Edinvar, Kelly was Commercial Director and Director of Social Impact for PetroStars UK. Kelly was the Programme Manager for Community Shares Scotland from 2013-2017 whereby she honed her skills in impact investment, emerging finance, community and social empowerment, assets, regeneration, social enterprise, and community engagement. Her time as the Trust and Enterprise Manager for the Fintry Development Trust. Kelly led Fintry Development Trust to reduce fuel poverty by over 30% throughout her tenure through a range of innovative and collaborative sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives.  

Kelly read Socio-cultural Anthropology and American Studies at both Scripps College (Claremont University Consortium) in California and at Colby College in Maine (USA). 

Kelly is a changemaker and an active member of a range of local, regional, national, and international committees and boards. 


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