NEWS: Scottish Churches Housing Action Appoints New Chief Executive

17 April 2019

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) has today announced the appointment of Richard Howat as its new chief executive.

Mr Howat will take up the role on May 20, replacing David Cressey who resigned in December.


Richard brings some 27 years of experience in the care and homelessness sector to SCHA, predominantly through his work with Transform Community Development (formerly Dundee Cyrenians), and from 2011 to date as operations manager with Positive Steps, Dundee.

Rev. Dr. Graeme Wilson, convener of SCHA, said Richard’s empathy for the lived experience of those who suffer homelessness, and his understanding of the causes and drivers that lie behind it mean that he is the ideal person to enable SCHA to be a voice for the churches in the field of homelessness and affordable housing policy at a national level, and to be a voice to the churches in helping them to understand, and make a difference, in their local communities.

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