Our management team
Matt Foreman (Managing Director)
Matt joined DGHP from Your Homes Newcastle. He has 24 years experience working in housing in a number of different roles in both small and large organisations.
Matt first worked with Gateshead Council in a number of housing-related roles over a period of ten years, before moving on to work for its ALMO, the Gateshead Housing Company. He then moved to South Tyneside Council where he held several senior leadership roles, and he was involved in the setting up of its ALMO, South Tyneside Homes. He then moved on to North Tyneside Homes, North Star Housing Group, Durham Housing Group and, more recently worked as Customer Service Director with Your Homes Newcastle.
Matt has also spent some time on the Board at Derwentside Homes and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for almost 20 years.
Ray Walkinshaw (Head of Repairs & Maintenance)
Ray joined DGHP in March 2020 and came to the organisation with a background in both the private and public sector.
Ray, an architectural technologist and Chartered Surveyor, has worked for three local authorities, a college and two other Registered Social Landlords as well as serving on the governing bodies of two more RSLs.
Alison Lamont (Head of Housing for Wigtownshire, Stranraer, the Stewartry and Upper Nithsdale)
Alison joined DGHP in September 2020 and comes to DGHP with 16 years of experience in within social housing and local authorities.
She has worked in homelessness, housing support and policy and strategy in Dumfries and Ayrshire and came to DGHP at a crucial time with a move to some of the smallest patch sizes in the country, one Housing Officer to 200 customers. Alison is working with partners such as the local authority, health and social care as well as the police and fire service to forge strong partnership links.
Martin Gill (Head of Housing for Dumfries, Annandale & Eskdale)
Martin came to DGHP in September 2020.
Martin, who has more than 25 years of experience within the housing sector in a variety of roles, including as Director of Housing and Support at the youth homeless charity Centrepoint, is looking forward to focusing on ensuring customers are living in safe and vibrant communities and that they feel supported.
Lorna McCubbin (Head of Asset Investment & Compliance)
Lorna has been with DGHP since 2017 and has recently moved into her new role as Head of Asset Investment and Compliance.
With a background in the local authority, more latterly in health, safety and building compliance in schools, Lorna is working on remobilising and delivering over £75million programme of investment works, fully in line with Scottish Government guidance. This work includes wall insulation, energy efficiency works, new windows, external works and heating, kitchens and bathrooms.
Lindsay Lauder (Development Manager)
Lindsay joined DGHP in March 2020 and is responsible for delivering 1000 new homes as part of our ambitious development programme.
Lindsay, is a member of RICS and has a background in development management, having led some of the largest development programmes by RSLs in Dumfries and Galloway in recent years. With 16 years of experience in property and development, she will focus on delivering more affordable homes across the region, creating better homes and better lives for customers.
Lindsay has previously held roles including Development Manager, Managing Director and latterly was Director of Property and Development with another housing association.