Housing provider appoints interim chief executive

Charlie dickson and brian logan

Charlie Dickson (l) takes over from Brian Logan. 

Charlie Dickson will take on the role at Bield until a full-time successor is found. 

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

A major housing and support services provider has appointed an interim chief executive.

Bield has promoted Charlie Dickson to take over the role on temporary basis after Brian Logan stepped down following nine years in the role.

Dickson joined Bield in 2005 and will make the step up from director of customer services until the search for a permanent successor is concluded.

He said: “From the day I started at Bield, I’ve loved working somewhere where all the staff share the same passion to make the lives of Scotland’s older people better.

“So I feel lucky that I’m able to take over from Brian, albeit on a temporary basis, to ensure everything continues to run smoothly as we move forward into a new chapter of our history.

“Our 'free to be values' still stand firm and our people will be at the heart of everything we do as we try to shape a Scotland where people of all ages make their own choices and live life to the full.”

Bield was founded 40 years ago with a single housing development in Bo’ness. It now provides housing and support for older people in 23 Scottish local authority areas.

Over the next five years the organisation hopes to grow by offering a wider range of services and providing access to new technology.

Dickson added: “We’ve an incredibly hard working and talented team of local managers and staff around the country who are full of ideas about how to improve service offerings in their areas.

 “It’ll be great to work with them until a permanent replacement is found to help ensure that older people have the freedom to live their lives as they want.”