Susan Aktemel graduated in 1990 from Strathclyde University, Glasgow with a B.A Hons. in Spanish and German Studies. She started her early career as an adult literacy tutor, working in the most disadvantaged communities in Glasgow. She then worked in Glasgow and Strathclyde University as a lecturer, and has worked in social enterprise since 1994, when she created Impact Arts, now a leading Scottish cultural charity which changes people’s lives through the arts.
She created Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC, and Homes for Good Investments Ltd. In 2013, and has combined her skills as an experienced property developer and private sector landlord with her commitment to social change to Scotland’s first social enterprise letting agency, and first dedicated private sector social landlord. In the last two years she has raised over £4.2 million social investment into Homes for Good to create a portfolio of quality homes for people in social housing need, and to scale the social letting agency.
Susan is also a director of Places for People Scotland, and a Business Fellow at Strathclyde University. Spare time is spent with her 3 teenage daughters.