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Helen Murdoch becomes the first chairperson of housing data specialist HouseMark Scotland. Picture: Contributed
Helen Murdoch becomes the first chairperson of housing data specialist HouseMark Scotland. Picture: Contributed
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HouseMark Scotland, the provider of data and insight in the housing sector, has appointed its first chairperson.

Meeting on 15 February, HouseMark Scotland’s advisory board confirmed the appointment of Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association chief executive Helen Murdoch to the new role with immediate effect.

Murdoch has been chief executive of Hanover Scotland since 2007 and joined the housing association in 1995 as director of housing and care services. With more than 36 years’ experience in social housing, she became a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing in 1989, completed an MBA in 1993 and is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and an associate member of the Institute of Personnel Development.

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