09 January 2024

Section 57 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (the Act) gives the Scottish Housing Regulator the power to appoint a manager to ensure that a social landlord provides housing services to an appropriate standard. 

Section 58 of the Act gives the Scottish Housing Regulator the power to appoint a manager to ensure that the financial or other affairs of a Registered Social Landlord are managed to an appropriate standard.  

We have updated our list of people whom we judge have the necessary expertise to be appointed under the Act. 

We will only make statutory appointments where we judge that this is required to safeguard the interests of tenants and/or service users. 

Our document 'How we use our statutory powers' gives further information about our powers to appoint statutory managers and how we will use the list.  

We carried out an open selection process for the statutory manager list. We advertised for applicants and then assessed each application against a defined list of experience, skills and knowledge required for such appointments. You can see the experience, skills and knowledge we asked applicants to demonstrate in the application pack. 

The list helps us to be open and transparent about the people we will select and helps control costs for landlords who pay for the statutory manager.  The list also gives us a way to quickly access people with the right skills, experience and knowledge when we need to. 

The following are on the statutory manager list:

Wendy McCracken

Paul Rydquist

Sue Philpott

Mags Lightbody

Lawrie West

John Mulholland

Jitinder Takhar

Jill Cronin

The list of potential statutory managers will be in place for three years, and we will keep the list under review.