Board members

Gordon Edwards - Chair

PhotoGordonEdwardsDate of joining the Board of Management – 30 August 2011

Gordon served on the Grampian Board for 8 years and was Chairman for 3 of those from September 2013. He stepped down from Grampian Board in 2018 but continues his much appreciated service to the Association as Chair of the Kirkgate Board.

Gordon is a qualified accountant and a former Director of Resources Management at Aberdeen City Council. Since taking voluntary redundancy in 2009, Gordon has served on a number of Boards and Trusts in the public, private and third sectors. He has also filled several interim management roles and provides business planning and management coaching advice to several third sector organisations.

Stewart Davidson

StewartDavidsonBoard member since: 10 December 2019

Stewart is CEO of Rubislaw Estates and has over 30 years’ experience working in the local property scene, gaining invaluable knowledge of development and planning. Of particular note was his involvement in the substantial project in the purchase, development and sale of Rubislaw Quarry.

Due to his expertise in development and property, Stewart represents GHA on the Board of its subsidiary, Kirkgate Developments, as well as providing industry expertise to staff through the Development & Asset Management Advisory Group.

Stewart is a Burgess of Guild of the city of Aberdeen and a patron of local charities. He was motivated to join the Board to help support the Association in providing quality and affordable social housing locally.


Esther Legunsen

Date of Joining Board - November 2021

Graham Morrison

Date of joining the Board of Management – 19 August 2015

Graham was Grampian’s longest serving Board Member having been on the Board for almost 18 years; during this time he served as Chair of the Association and Convenor of the Audit Committee. Graham stepped down from the Grampian Board in 2015 and was elected to the Kirkgate Board soon thereafter. He recently retired from the Health & Safety Executive where he was employed as a Senior Structural Specialist.

Shen Selvam

Shen Selvam 1Shen has been in the oil and gas industry for 20 years in a variety of operational management and project engineer roles. Currently he is a Senior Project Manager specialising in subsea and wellhead operations. Shen’s areas of expertise include operations management, strategic planning, change management, and strategic planning.

Shen holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Marketing.

He is the Association’s Digital Champion, assisting with the development and implementation of the Association’s Digital Strategy. Shen also sits on the Audit & Risk Committee and Grampian Housing Association Board.

As an avid traveller, Shen has observed many different cultures and our shared need for a place to call home; something not all of us are fortunate to be able to do. Having lived in Aberdeen for more than 20 years, Shen joined Grampian Housing’s Board to help make a difference in the lives of the communities they support.