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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

CIH Scotland appoints new board member


The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland (CIH Scotland) has confirmed the appointment of Donna Bogdanovic from Scottish Borders Council to the Scotland board.


Donna is a qualified planner who began her professional career as a Planning and Economic Development Consultant in Glasgow. She is currently the Principal Officer for Housing Strategy, Policy and Development at Scottish Borders Council and has spent the last ten years focusing on a wide range of housing policy areas. Donna is also an active member of the board at Melville Housing Association in Midlothian and in 2018, undertook the Experienced Professional Route to Chartered Membership of the CIH.

Commenting on her appointment, Donna said:

"I am thrilled to be joining the board of CIH Scotland and to have the opportunity to be involved in my professional body’s work campaigning on key housing issues, influencing policy, improving education and supporting housing professionals in the important work that they do.”

“This support is more critical than ever as we navigate the big challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing world and it’s an exciting time as CIH seeks to encourage an increased number of young people, as well as a more diverse range of individuals, into the housing profession.”

“I’m looking forward to making a positive difference and, along with the rest of the board, continuing to put housing’s contribution to the health and wellbeing of our communities centre stage.”

Esther Wilson, chair of CIH Scotland said:

“As the Scottish Government looks to create a new vision for Housing to 2040, we are delighted that Donna has agreed to join the CIH Scotland board at such an exciting and important time for housing. Donna’s knowledge and experience will be a huge asset as we look to the many challenges and opportunities ahead and we look forward to formally welcoming her to the board at our next meeting in October.”



Notes to Editors

1. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our goal is simple – to provide housing professionals with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at

2. For further information, please contact Callum Chomczuk, national director of CIH Scotland at

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