Our management team
Alex McGuire (Interim Chief Executive)
Alex McGuire, who has a long established track record in housing at a senior level spanning over 15 years, is DGHP’s interim Chief Executive.
Alex has worked predominantly in Scottish housing, however, his last two years have been spent working with a variety of housing organisations in England.
Jayne Moore (Director of Housing Services)
Jayne has worked in housing in Dumfries and Galloway for more than 25 years, initially as an Area Housing Officer in Upper Nithsdale. She then transferred to the original task force that set up DGHP in the late 1990’s. Since then, she has carried out a number of roles within the company, including Director of Corporate Business and Risk Management (Company Secretary) before being appointed as Director of Housing Services in August 2010.
She is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Hugh Carr (Director of Finance)
Hugh joined DGHP in 2008 from Tribal Consulting, where he led housing consultancy work with Scottish RSLs and Councils. He is a member of both the ICAEW and CIPFA. He began his career in audit, and moved into financial management in private companies and the NHS before joining Manor Estates HA, one of the first LSVTs in Scotland, in 1995.
Whilst working with Tribal, he led the business planning and fundraising teams for three of the five Scottish Council LSVTs completed after devolution as well as advising many RSLs, including some of the largest in Scotland and specialist providers, on strategic, financial, treasury and governance issues.
Jim Preston (Interim Director of Investment and Regeneration)
Jim has worked in social housing for 45 years across a number of Local Authorities and Housing Associations including Home Group, Hanover (England) and English Churches. He has a wide range of experience in housing having worked in new development, investment, asset management, business planning, leasehold, stock transfers and the full range of Housing management services.
Jim started his career in 1975 as a Housing Management trainee for a Local Authority in North East of England, spending a year collecting rents door to door. Most recently, he has been carrying out Interim work over the past 7 years in Leicester, Essex, Liverpool, and Scotland.
Jim joins DGHP passionate about standards of housing and service organisations should offer, a great affinity with Older Person and Disabled Housing, and services which go alongside.
Andy Ashcroft (Interim Director for Repairs)
Andy Ashcroft MCIH, PG Dip Housing, has over 35 years experience working in housing and repairs. He has extensive experience of managing change, providing high quality services and delivering service improvement in top performing organisations.
Prior to taking up his Interim role with DGHP Andy held a variety of senior roles. These have included Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) where Andy as Area Director for North East Glasgow was part of a team that helped GHA win an EFQM Global Excellence service award in 2017, as Head of Property Services in Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association based in Edinburgh and also as a Customer Services Manager for West Lothian Council based in Livingston, West Lothian.
Andy describes himself as a ‘Think Yes’ leader and is passionate about delivering high quality personalised services for customers.