Who We Are

Board of Management

Port of Leith Housing Association is governed by a voluntary Board of Management which meets regularly to discuss Association business, and guide its overall direction.

Board Members are from a mix of backgrounds and professions which brings a range of different skills and viewpoints to the Association. (For information on joining our Board, click here.)

Operational management of the Association is delegated to its staff team, headed by our Chief Executive, Keith Anderson. There are four departments in the organisation - Customer Services, Property and New Business, Finance and Corporate Services, and Organisational Development and ICT.

Senior Staff

Keith AndersonKeith Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Joined the Association in 2009.  Formerly Head of Housing Development and Waterfront Partnership Director with City of Edinburgh Council. Over 40 years’ experience of housing and regeneration throughout Scotland and in England.  Fellow, and Governing Board Member, of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Board Member of the Leith Trust.

Heather KiteleyHeather Kiteley

Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Joined the Association in 2015.  Heather previously worked for another Housing Association and has 20 years of finance experience across not for profit, charitable and commercial organisations. She is a Chartered Management Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has an MBA with a specialism in strategic planning and is also a committee member for the CIMA Edinburgh branch and the CIMA Scotland area.

Claire IronsideClaire Ironside

Director of Customer Services

Joined the Association in 2013.  Formerly Housing and Regeneration Manager (City Centre & Leith) with City of Edinburgh Council. Over 20 years experience in housing.  A Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Common Purpose graduate.


Gordon CameronGordon Cameron

Director of Property and New Business

Joined the Association in 2007.  Formerly Business Development Director for Margaret Blackwood HA.  Post graduate Diplomas in Housing Studies and Urban Property Appraisal.  Member of Chartered Institute of Housing.  Over 35 years experience in housing.


Mike BenistonMike Beniston

Head of Organisational Development and ICT

Joined the Association in 2011.  Formerly an experienced Management Consultant specialising in organisational development and human resource management working across a diverse range of public, private and third sector organisations to improve business performance.  Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and member of the Association for Project Management.