Margaret Ross retired as chief executive of Waverley Housing last Friday after 24 years’ service.
She started her career with the social landlord in January 1994 in corporate services and held a number of different posts over the years before being appointed chief executive in 2011.
A Waverley Housing spokeswoman said: “During her many years with Waverley, Margaret has seen many changes and has been instrumental in ensuring we continue to thrive and meet new challenges.
In particular, during the banking crisis of 2008, Margaret successfully secured the refinancing of a £22million loan when funder Lehman Brothers collapsed.”
Margaret was also at the helm when Waverley was awarded Scottish SME employer of the year for investment in apprenticeships and also when the organisation became the very first in the Borders to achieve Worldhost and the Living Wage accreditation.
The company spokesperson added: “Margaret leaves Waverley secure in the knowledge that it is in the safe hands of her successor, Fraser Kelly, who is well equipped to strengthen our position as a social housing provider in the Borders.”