Our Team

Chief Executive- David Lappin

Appointed to his current role as Chief Executive in 2010, David is responsible for leading the Senior Management Team and ensuring good governance of the Association, supporting the Management Committee. David takes the lead role in strategic business planning and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements.

In addition to his current role, David serves as a Director on the Boards of Castlehill Housing Association’s two subsidiaries (Castlehill Solutions Ltd and Castlehill Housing Trust) and sits on the Board of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).


Director of Finance and Corporate Services – Joanne Ramsay

Joanne was appointed Director of Finance & Corporate Services in 2017 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland and a registered Chartered Accountant.  Her main responsibilities include advising on and delivering effective strategic and operational management of the Finance and Corporate Services functions to support the Associations and its subsidiaries; Castlehill Housing Trust and Castlehill Solutions.

Key to this role is ensuring all policies required are in place, reviewed regularly and adhered to and that comprehensive accounting systems, procedures and controls are operating effectively. The role also includes responsibility for all regulatory reporting to the Scottish Housing Regulator, OSCR and Companies House. Joanne is responsible for liaison with all finance providers and monitoring covenants, ensuring the insurance program is appropriate for the business and liaison with the company’s internal and external auditors.


Director of Housing Services – Mhorag Ewen

Mhorag joined Castlehill in April 2010 as Housing Services Manager and in April 2023 took on the role of Director of Housing Services. She has worked in housing for over 25 years, including in local authorities as well as housing associations. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Housing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Mhorag is responsible for the delivery of our housing management, housing support and Care & Repair as well as overseeing IT.

Mhorag is responsible for ensuring that all services to tenants are delivered professionally and in line with regulatory requirements from the Scottish Housing Regulator, the Care Inspectorate and the SSSC. Mhorag reports to the Management Committee and has responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Scottish Social Housing Charter and reporting this to the Regulator through the submission of the Annual Return on Charter.


Director of Property Assets – Matthew MacAulay

Matt was appointed to the post of Director of Property Assets in November 2022 and has over 30 years of experience working in social housing and construction, including for local authorities and a housing association. He has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 1994. Matt has responsibility for leading our Property and Development teams ensuring that our housing continues to meet customer expectations and the challenges of future building standards and regulations. This includes the development and delivery of the Association’s Asset Management Strategy and Corporate Sustainability Strategy, including maximising compliance with targets on Net Zero. Key also to this role is managing department budgets and maximizing external funding contributions for redevelopment and upgrades of the housing assets.

The full organisational structure is available here:  Castlehill Organigram

Our Property Locations

We have over 1900 properties across North East Scotland, including general needs, amenity, sheltered, very sheltered, mid-market rent and shared ownership.

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