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

Our Register of decisions and notifiable events is available to view here – Register of Decisions and Notifiable Events 2020-21

Meet the committee

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    Janet Evans Chairperson

    Date Elected to Committee: 2008

    Date Elected to Office Bearer: 2019

    I joined the board in 2008 and filled various roles before being appointed Chair in 2019.  i have experience of the charitable sector, working with arts and educational groups.

    I am committed to the fight against inequality and has volunteered with Citizens’ Advice Scotland.  I have experience of offering support regarding disability and mental health and now works for Social Security Scotland delivering devolved benefits.

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    John Kane Vice 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

    Filling casual vacancy from 27th April 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

    Filling casual vacancy from 24th November 2020

    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

    Filling a casual vacancy from 24th November 2020

    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 Committee Member

    Co-opted 25th May 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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