Regulator appoints Helen Shaw as Director of Regulation


18 January 2022

The Scottish Housing Regulator today announced that it has appointed Helen Shaw as Director of Regulation.  Helen is currently an Assistant Director with the Regulator, and will take over the role of Director from Ian Brennan who announced in November that he is leaving the Regulator.

Michael Cameron, chief executive of the Regulator, welcomed Helen’s appointment saying, “I’m delighted that Helen will be stepping in to this important role for the Regulator. Helen has huge experience in social housing and in its regulation, and along with her considerable skills and knowledge will bring continuity in this critical post.”

Notes to editors

  1. The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and eight Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at

  2. SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.


Tracy Davren Communications Manager