Board members

Neil Clapperton

Date of joining the Board of Management – 13 December 2016

For over six years Neil Clapperton has been Chief Executive of Grampian Housing Association (Kirkgate Development’s parent company). Prior to this he was at Angus Council. Neil’s ambition is to see the Grampian group provide a sustainable housing solution for the North East. He encourages pro-active thinking across the political spectrum on the importance of affordable housing to working families, employers, commerce and public services in support of the economy.


Stewart Davidson

StewartDavidsonDate of joining the Board of Management – 13 March 2018 

Stewart has been involved in the local property scene for over 30 years leading to a detailed knowledge of development and Planning through experience, most notably in his purchase development and sale of Rubislaw Quarry, and he continues to be involved in that project. Stewart is a Burgess of Guild of the city of Aberdeen and a patron of local charities. 


Gordon Edwards

Date 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 a Board member fro Kirkgate. 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.

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.