About Us

We are Harbour Connections, the charitable and social enterprise arm of Harbour.

Our Placemaking Team works in partnership with third sector organisations to enhance community voice, and act as a community anchor in Leith and north Edinburgh.

Harbour Connections also provides various services in Edinburgh including the provision of training, learning and development to individuals and organisations. We also provide free employability services to adults living in EH5, 6 and 7 via our Community Works team.

We provide further services from our friendly cleaning team, including stairwell cleaning, office and shop cleaning, and end of tenancy cleans.

Meet the team

Here are the faces behind our Placemaking Team.

  • The Placemaking Team

    Harbour Connections Contact: placemaking@harbour.scot
    Photo of the Placemaking Team.

    Our team includes John Murray (Placemaking Manager), Jane Whiting (Employability Officer), Rachel Hutton (Placemaking & Employability Officer), and Daniel Dey (Training Officer).

Our Board

  • Photo of Jim Sherval.

    Jim Sherval

    Chair

    Jim is a Consultant in Public Health at NHS Lothian. He has worked on a wide range of health related topics from alcohol licensing to HIV. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. Originally from Portsmouth, Jim has lived in Leith with his wife and three now grown up children for the last 20 years plus and can’t imagine not living near to the sea.

  • Photo of Leigh Eardley.

    Leigh Eardley

    Vice Chair

    Leigh is a tenant of Harbour Homes and has been Paralegal and Personal Assistant in the Legal and Asset Management fields for over 30 years. She has also run her own small plumbing and gas business. In her spare time, Leigh enjoys Crossfit and socialising.

  • Photo of David Welsh.

    David Welsh

    Board Member

    David, who lives in Leith, is an experienced management consultant with an MA (Hons) in Politics and Sociology. After many years working as a senior manager and Director in big advisory firms like Deloitte, Turner & Townsend and iMPOWER, he set up and runs his own small strategy consultancy in Edinburgh. Any spare time he has is spent cycling or pursuing obscure and often unlistenable records from the 1960s and 70s.

  • Vendula Tomisova

    Board Member

    Vendula, originally from the Czech Republic, is an IT Service Delivery Manager and also a Harbour Lettings tenant. Vendula gained an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and has lived in Leith since 2017. She is a passionate volunteer who is keen to be involved in redevelopment and local projects. In her spare time she does open water swimming, hillwalking and loves to cook and try new recipes.

  • Photo of Ngeme.

    Ngeme Ntuli

    Board Member

    Ngeme, originally from Zimbabwe, has over 30 years’ experience in commercial, charitable and not-for-profit organisations in various countries. Ngeme sits on the Harbour Lettings Board and is also the Director of Group Finance and Business Support for the rest of Harbour. Ngeme is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University. Outside of the office, Ngeme can is a keen runner and enjoys entering races with his family.

  • Photo of Gordon.

    Gordon Cameron

    Board Member

    Gordon sits on the Harbour Lettings Board and is also the Director of Group Operations for the rest of Harbour. Gordon has postgraduate Diplomas in Housing Studies and Urban Property Appraisal and is a member of Chartered Institute of Housing with over 35 years experience in housing. When he’s not working in the built-up environment, Gordon enjoys cycling to all kinds of scenic places.

  • Photo of Heather.

    Heather Kiteley

    Board Member

    Heather, Chief Executive of Harbour, has an MBA with a specialism in strategic planning and has experience across not-for-profit, charitable and commercial organisations. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, a Chartered Management Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Board minutes

You can find our latest Board Minutes below, including Harbour Joint Board Minutes