Iain Strachan

Chair since 2021.

Iain joined the MHA Board in 2017. He is a Solicitor and a Chief Procurement Officer within a local authority. He was previously the Chief Governance Officer within another local authority, and has experience of delivering strong governance and risk management in the public sector, as well as significant legal experience in both private practice and the public sector. Iain has a strong interest in housing matters, and the vital role housing has in helping deliver and support strong local communities.

Iain is also a member of our Audit and Risk Committee.

Iain Strachan – meet the board member


How long have you been on the Board?

Since September 2017.

Why did you join?

For the chance to hopefully be able to use my experience to help MHA deliver great services to our tenants and the community of Muirhouse.

What is the best thing about being on the Board?

Getting to work closely with my fellow Board members and the great MHA staff, all of whom are motivated by the single goal of helping our tenants and the people of Muirhouse.

What is the most difficult thing about being on the Board?

The Board papers can be quite long!

Why would you recommend joining the Board?

Everyone has something they can bring, and the greater the mix of skills and experience, the stronger the Board will be. The Board and staff are also very welcoming and helpful.