Housing group CEO set to retire

Glenn Adcook, Osprey Housing CEO who is retiring

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OSPREY Housing Group chief executive Glenn Adcook is set to retire after nearly 50 years working in the industry.

Glenn joined Osprey — a social landlord operating across the north-east of Scotland — in 2011, becoming CEO in 2017. He will step down by the end of the year.

Most recently he was responsible for a successful group restructure bringing together Osprey Housing and Osprey Housing Moray to create a single entity landlord.

During his 47-year career, Glenn has worked in a wide range of organisations within the housing sector including local authorities, another housing association, and a new town development corporation. He also spent time as a housing and public policy specialist in a private sector consultancy role.

He said: “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be an integral part of Osprey’s journey and to lead us for the last four years. What we have done here during my time will remain one of my proudest achievements.

“However, with a new set of challenges emerging on the housing horizon it’s time for me to pass the baton to a successor who can work with our board to develop a new long-term vision that will be needed for the future.

“I am looking forward to being able to spend a bit more time with all those closest to me including my yougest granddaughter who was born during lockdown and who I haven’t been able to see or hug yet.”

Mike Scott, Osprey Housing Group chairman, said: “Glenn is enthusiastic and forward-thinking and has led Osprey Housing with great skill and focus, – with tenants’ needs always at the forefronts. He will be greatly missed, and I wish him all the best in his retirement.’

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