The Scottish Housing Regulator welcomes new Board members


03 April 2019

The Scottish Housing Regulator welcomed three new members appointed by Scottish Ministers from 1 April 2019. The new members are:

  • Helen Trouten Torres
  • Colin Stewart
  • Ewan Fraser

They will replace Lisa Peebles and Simon Little who have both served full terms on the Regulator’s Board.
George Walker, Chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator said:

“I am delighted that Helen, Colin and Ewan have joined our Board. Tenants are at the heart of our work, so we are very pleased that Scottish Ministers have recruited Helen and Colin as current tenants alongside Ewan who brings a wealth of experience in providing social housing services.

We had a really positive response to the recruitment campaign. I would like to thank everyone interested in our work and also all our stakeholders who helped to promote the opportunities.

I would also like to pay tribute to Lisa Peebles and Simon Little who have retired from the Regulator’s Board after eight years of service. I want to wish them both well and thank them for their hard work and dedication.”

Find out more about the new Board members

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 regulates around 160 registered social landlords and the housing activities of 32 local authorities.
  3. SHR sets out its approach to regulation in its published Regulatory Framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland.
  4. Scottish Ministers sought people who are current tenants and someone with experience of housing service provision at a strategic and senior level. Their skills and experience will complement the Regulator’s existing board.
  5. The appointments followed an open and competitive appointment process by Scottish Ministers. More about the public appointment process and the newly appointed members is available on the Scottish Government’s Public Appointments website