Our Committee

The Management Committee is elected from among the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). There are up to 15 places available on the Committee.

The Committee meets most months and sub-committees can be set up to deal with particular aspects of the Association’s affairs.

Some of the Committee’s main functions include:

  • Governance and financial management
  • Employment of senior staff
  • Review of policies
  • Major decision making and organisational direction
  • Ensuring we meet statutory and regulatory requirements

Committee members act in a voluntary capacity and do not receive payment for their work, only reasonable out-of-pocket expenses

Meet the committee

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    Duncan Smith Committee member

    Date of Co-option:

    26th October 2021

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    Maureen MacKinnon Committee member

    Date of Co-option:

    26th October 2021

    I have stayed in Govan my whole life, I am currently a school catering assistant with Glasgow City Council. I joined the management committee as I am passionate about my local area, and I wanted to gain a greater understanding of how housing associations work and what was happening in my local community. I want to be a voice for my area.

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    Stephen Williamson Committee Member

    Date Elected to Committee:

    21st September 2021

    Stephen has spent over 26 years working in the field of disability, mostly for the voluntary sector and with a few local authorities in Scotland. Since 2018 he has experienced disability first hand due to his left leg being amputated. Stephen has had a varied career from funeral executive to owning gift shops. Stephen has 2 sons, one of whom has autism and epilepsy, who has been his greatest teacher and inspiration.

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    John Kane Chair

    Date Elected to Committee: 2019

    Date Elected to Office: 2019

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    Maureen McDonald Secretary

    Date Elected to Committee: 2014

    Date Elected to Office: 2017

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    Ann McEachan Committee Member

    Date Elected to Committee: 2012

    I was born in Govan in Nethan Street.  I attended Greenfield School where Community spirit was always at the heart of everything they did and that stuck with me throughout my life and effectively remains the value I bring to Committee. I worked as a silver service waitress and I enjoy meeting new people. I believe in the power of Community and the welfare of the tenants and how valuable their input and listening to their feedback contributes to effective leadership at Committee level. In free time I enjoy time with her family and my dog.

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    Lindsay Roches Committee Member

    Date Elected to Committee: 2018

    I have worked in the social housing sector since 2016, mainly in policy, performance and service improvement roles. I am a Chartered Member of the Charted Institute of Housing and a proud housing professional.

    I enjoy volunteering and working in the sector as it does so much for people and communities.

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    Douglas Muir Commitee Member

    Date Elected to Committee: 2019

    I am now retired after gaining experience in many roles such as Electrician, working in the Mecca entertainment and printing industry and after training, I worked as a supervisor in the Security industry.

    I have experience of complaints handling and effective teamwork.
    To relax I enjoy video games, television and football.

    Although being fairly new to Committee I feel my varied work history, ability to interact with people will prove of value in the coming years.

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    Kirsty Stoddart Committee Member

    Date Elected:

    21st September 2021

    I am an experienced Recruitment Manager specialising in recruitment within the Social Housing Sector across Scotland. Covering every department within Social Housing including Housing Management, Homelessness, Maintenance, Customer Services, Finance, Corporate Services and HR.  I am passionate about the sector and have been recruiting in the social housing sector since 2006, working with Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Charities.

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    Kirsty Wilson Committee Member

    Date Elected:

    21st September 2021

    I work in the housing sector as a Housing Services Officer. In 2017 I graduated with a MSc in Housing Studies from the University of Glasgow and I’m currently a CIH Chartered Member. After completing my dissertation topic on social inclusion, I had a particular interest in the role of social housing providers in creating inclusive places to live where people can thrive.

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    Janice Shields Committee Member

    Date Elected:

    21st September 2021

    My career in housing spans over 40 years across local government and community housing associations.  I have a Degree in Housing Studies and I am a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. I’m also a Director of a community based housing association in the North East of Glasgow. My main interests are Governance and Customer Service.

     

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    Karen Fee Vice Chair

    Date Elected:

    21st September 2021

    I am an FCCA qualified accountant with experience in both the private and public sector, latterly 13 years with NHS Scotland.

    I have been in my current role of Head of Finance at another Community Housing Association for just over 4 years.

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