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Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA)
102 Blackstock Road
London N4 2DR

0300 131 7300

0300 131 7300

About ISHA

Our Leadership Team


Ruth Davison, Chief Executive

A passionate believer that mixed communities work best for everyone and help make great places, Ruth is proud to lead ISHA. Building genuinely affordable rented and shared ownership homes and being a fantastic landlord - helping both communities and individuals flourish – is what motivates her. Ruth joined the organisation at the beginning of 2019, having previously worked as Director of Policy and External Affairs at the National Housing Federation for more than a decade and before that in strategic roles in the NHS and local government. She also worked at the Audit Commission and in higher education. Despite ISHA’s good reputation, Ruth is keen to drive ever-higher standards of service delivery and accountability, especially to residents.

Gary Pliskin, Finance Director

Gary qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the mid 1990’s. He worked in a number of senior finance positions in the private sector, before joining Barnet Homes Ltd in 2005. As the Head of Finance at Barnet Homes Ltd, Gary was responsible for the financial management of 15,000 properties and an associated £160m Decent Homes programme.


Olukunle Olujide, Director of Development

Olukunle joined ISHA in 2019 from The Guinness Partnership, where he was Head of Development - Delivery for London and the South East. He has previously worked for several of the G15 housing associations, as well as EC Harris LLP (now Arcadis) and John Rowan & Partners. He brings his extensive experience and skills to ISHA to drive forward our future plans, including the provision of quality affordable homes and customer-focussed service. He will also continue to work with the North River Alliance and other organisations and partners to ensure ISHA delivers the best service to the communities it serves.

Dawn Harrisson, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods

Dawn has been with ISHA since 2016 as Head of Customer Homes and was promoted in 2019 to become Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods. She has over 25 years' experience working in housing in both the public and private sector. Dawn is excited by the challenge of delivering our shared vision of a cracking landlord service and ensuring our homes are safe for everyone. She is looking forward to working with our tenants and residents to understand what they expect from us as a landlord and for them to help shape the services we deliver.

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