About Us

About Harbour Homes

We are a Registered Social Landlord providing thousands of affordable homes in and around Leith. We have award winning developments stretching from Granton to Portobello.

Since 1975 we have provided affordable housing in Leith and north Edinburgh. We have now invested over £210m in the area and over 4,000 people currently call one of our 3,000 properties ‘home’. In addition to building new homes, we are committed to long-term investment in the local community and are engaged in a variety of initiatives.

Our team

Meet the Harbour Homes leadership team.

  • Heather Kiteley

    Chief Executive
    Photo of Heather Kiteley.

    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).

    We're Leith's biggest social landlord and are driven to support our tenants in their communities.

  • Gordon Cameron

    Director of Operations
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    Gordon has over 35 years experience in housing and postgraduate Diplomas in Housing Studies and Urban Property Appraisal. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Housing. When he’s not working in the built-up environment, Gordon is off cycling in the countryside.

    I'm proud of the thousands of affordable homes we've helped provide in Leith and north Edinburgh.

  • Ngeme Ntuli

    Director of Finance and Business Support
    Photo of Ngeme standing outside.

    Ngeme, originally from Zimbabwe, has over 30 years’ experience in commercial, charitable and not-for-profit organisations in various countries. 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.

    I'm passionate about helping our local communities thrive. We are more than a housing association.

Our Board

The Board meets regularly to discuss Harbour Homes and guide its overall direction. Our experienced Board Members are from a mix of backgrounds and professions, including economics, housing, customer service, law, architecture and more.

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    David Welsh

    Chair

    Board Member since September 2020. Chair since September 2023.

    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.

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    Campbell Whyte

    Vice Chair

    Board Member since September 2020. Vice Chair since September 2023.

    Campbell is a surveyor who has worked in both the private and public sector dealing with a wide range of commercial and residential property projects. Recent roles include a secondment through Scottish futures Trust to NHS GGC. Previous non executive director roles have been the Queens Hall and Artlink. Campbell enjoys playing a number of sports and restoring classic cars.

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    Brian Reilly

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2015.

    Brian, originally from Leith, is a qualified Investment Analyst and Banker specialising in Treasury and Financial Risk Management for banks and public limited companies.

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    Anthony Gillespie

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2022.

    Anthony, originally from Belfast, is Director of Business Support at the National Library of Scotland. A qualified accountant, Anthony has an MA in Economics and Law from Edinburgh University, and has previously worked in London, Prague and South Africa. He has a broad range of experience, ranging from the National Audit Office through Coopers & Lybrand, and has also has worked for many housing associations. During his spare time, he enjoys attending concerts, keeping fit and anything about aviation.

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    Kevin Anderson

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2018.

    Kevin is Head of Customer and Housing Services with Midlothian Council and has previously worked with other councils and housing associations. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has lived in Leith since 2010 where he enjoys gardens and dog-walking.

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    Liz McLean

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2020.

    Liz is a retired Strategic Asset and Capital Plan Service Manager with East Lothian Council. She is a Chartered Architect with long standing interest in sustainable development. Lis is also a Trustee of the John Muir’s Birthplace Trust in Dunbar.

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    Leigh Eardley

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2021.

    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.

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    Jim Sherval

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2022.

    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.

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    Iain MacPhail

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2022.

    Iain, an affordable housing planner and part-time musician, has over 10 years’ experience in the sector. He has worked in property and housing delivery, as well as housing and homelessness support and addictions support, across the public, private and third sectors, from Edinburgh to London, and Sicily to New York.

    Having lived here for the last eight years, Iain is passionate about seeing new affordable housing being built in Leith, and to see high quality mixed sustainable communities emerge in the area.

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    Caitlin McCorry

    Board Member

    Board Member since September 2017.

    Caitlin, born in Leith, is a Local Government Manager with East Lothian Council’s Connected Communities. Previously an Assistant Director at Barony Housing Association, and with a post-graduate qualification in Housing, Caitlin has plenty experience in housing management and development. Outside her work in housing and communities, Caitlin’s interests include music, film, art and social justice.

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    Marc Greco

    Board Member

    Board Member since May 2024.

    Marc is an engineer specialised in building services, technology and sustainability for complex projects. Marc has participated in various not for profit organisations and roles, including emergency services, economic development, mentoring and assisting with professional registration societies. In his spare time Marc enjoys cycling, DIY and travelling.

Board Minutes

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

Our Board Structure

The Harbour Homes Board is the Parent Board for Harbour. Our other Boards include those of our subsidiaries: Harbour Lettings, Harbour Connections and Harbour Multi-Trades.

Our Staff Structure

Take a look at the staff structure for Harbour Homes together with Harbour Lettings and Harbour Connections.

Our partners

We work with partner organisations to improve services and access to our services.

We lease a number of properties (some of them purpose-built) to Leonard Cheshire Disability; Carr Gomm; Visualise; the City of Edinburgh Council; Bethany Christian Trust; Barnardo’s 16+ and the Dean & Cauvin Trust; Freespace and the Richmond Fellowship for the direct provision of support to people with various support needs.

We also lease buildings to the Ripple Project (the “Hub”); The Junction, Dr Bell’s Family Centre and Pilmeny Development Project for use as community facilities.

We have arrangements with other organisations such as the Action Group, CEC’s Health & Social Care team; Health in Mind and SAMH to facilitate access to housing for people with support needs.

Harbour Homes is also a member of the Alliance of Registered Co-operatives and Housing Associations Independent in Edinburgh (ARCHIE).

Funding sources

Harbour Homes received income of £24.4m in 2022/23. This is income from providing affordable high-quality homes and services.

Total Expenditure of £21.5m includes housing depreciation of £4.6m; housing management and service fees of £2.9m; property maintenance of £5.3m; interest payable on loans of £2.6m; property development of existing properties of £2.8m; expenses relating to community initiatives of £0.8m and other expenditure of £1.8m.

More information on our income and expenditure is available in our Annual Report.