MIKE Naysmith, the managing director of CALA Homes (North), has been appointed to the board of trade body Homes for Scotland.
CALA said Mike has successfully led the housebuilder’s north division through some of the “most challenging” times in the Scottish property market and helped the division grow “significantly” since returning to the company in 2010.
He started his career as a development control officer for Gordon District Council, before moving into the planning team at Aberdeenshire Council. He then moved into land and planning roles for housebuilders – including seven years as CALA Homes’ land director – before being named regional director for CALA in the north east in 2010.
In 2014 Mike was responsible for the launch of CALA Homes (North) as a separate division of CALA. He will remain in his current role.
Mike said, “I’m very proud to be taking on this role. Homes for Scotland has been instrumental in growing the housebuilding industry in recent years and has helped raise awareness of the organisations involved in creating sustainable home for individuals and families.
“In my time at CALA so far, with the support of great colleagues, we’ve secured groundbreaking land opportunities and guided them through the planning system over periods of up to 30 years, and launched landmark developments which have helped grow and develop CALA’s presence in the north east. I’m sure that this experience will complement the work that’s going on at Homes for Scotland and I’m looking forward to working with the organisation to continue to grow the industry.”