Board of Management

Our Governing Body

Heather Murray

Chairperson
(04/10/17 to date)

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Heather is a founding member of Glen Housing Association.  She is a retired Local Government Officer with experience in teaching, policy development, regeneration, inequalities and community involvement.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 01/03/2008

Graham Ross

Vice-Chairperson
(18/09/19 to date)

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Graham is a graduate from Stirling University with BA (Hons) Business and Politics, with a further professional qualification from the  

Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) Technician Level – gained while working at Fife Council in the Revenues team.  Currently working in the Homelessness & Access Team looking after Fife Council’s Temporary Accommodation in the Dunfermline area.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 19/07/2017

Rab Melville

Secretary
(17/09/09 to date)

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Rab is a tenant member of the Board of Management.  He is a self-employed painter & decorator.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 01/11/2006

John McArthur

Board Member

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John is a retired Local Government Officer, still passionate about social housing.  He is a long standing Board member of the Association and is committed to the provision of good quality housing and housing services.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 01/10/1994

Osato Osaghae

Board Member

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Osato is a retired Local Government Officer, having worked in the field of housing management and policy for a number of years.  He is still passionate about housing, in particular the health and social care aspects of having an affordable, safe place to call home.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 01/10/2004

Pat Milne

Board Member

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Pat is a tenant member of the Board of Management and is the second longest-serving Member.  She is now retired but for the majority of her working life, she provided childcare in various forms; including private nanny, foster carer and also as a volunteer on the Children’s Panel.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 01/10/1993

Alison Crook

Board Member

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Alison Crook had a 30 year career in housing before moving to work in the voluntary sector supporting land reform.  She was a founder member of Glen Housing Association in the early 1990s, returning to serve on the Board in recent years.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 20/09/2012

Jim Souter

Board Member

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Jim is a tenant member of the Board of Management. He went back into education later in life and gained a Degree in Information Management. He spent the last twenty years working with the elderly in the community and managing a large team.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 20/11/2013

Barry Allan

Board Member

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Barry is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been involved in the housing sector for over 3 years; currently the Finance Manager with another Housing Association. Previously, he worked in the private sector as an external auditor for nearly 15 years.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 13/09/2018

Isobel Muirhead

Board Member

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Isobel is a retired Housing Officer having worked for 30 years in various housing organisations, and laterally spending 14 years with a local housing association, in front line housing management. 

After retiring, she decided to put that knowledge and experience to good use volunteered to serve as a board member with Glen Housing Association. Her work experience has given her an invaluable understanding of the aims and objectives of the Association. 

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 21/06/2017

Josie Smith

Board Member

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Josie is our longest-serving Board Member, having joined in 1989.   She lives within The Broom housing estate in Leven and has always been an advocate for community empowerment. She has a BA in Leadership & Management and is currently employed as a Voluntary Service Manager with NHS Fife.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 01/10/1989

Beverley Miller

Board Member

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Beverley is a tenant member of the Board of Management. She has a BA Open University degree in Education and is currently a Trainer/Assessor at Fife College.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 21/02/2018

Shane Garrioch

Board Member

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Shane is a Mechanical & Electrical Operations Officer with Fife Council in which he manages repairs and maintenance requirements for Public Buildings. Previous positions have included Housing Technical Officer, Approved Electrician, & Maintenance Engineer within the private sector. Holding both Trade and Housing Management qualifications and a member of the CHA, Shane brings an understanding of the challenges presented with today’s requirements and expectations for Social Housing delivery.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 10/07/2019

Joyce McCartney

Board Member

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Joyce is a tenant member of the Board of Management.  She has worked in a number of customer facing positions throughout her career and presently works for BUPA Dentalcare.

No Declarations of Interest

Date of Joining Governing Body: 18/11/2015

Governing Body Structure

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Frequently asked questions

Who controls the Association?
Glen Housing Association is headed by a Board of Management who are elected by the members of the Association. (See “Membership of the Association” below).

The members of this Board are unpaid volunteers – a mixture of Association tenants, persons with a professional background and those with an interest in housing generally. They are responsible for setting the organisation’s policies, aims and objectives. The day-to-day work of the Association is undertaken by the staff who are in turn responsible to the Board of Management.

Who can join the board?
Any tenant of the Association, or anyone who has a genuine interest in the Association itself can have the opportunity to become a member of the Board of Management.Clear leadership on equality and diversity comes from our Board of Management and our Senior Managers. We aim to ensure that our Board of Management represents as accurately as possible, the communities it serves, by actively seeking and welcoming applications from under-represented groups.
What does it involve?
Board members give their time on a voluntary, unpaid basis. Whilst not necessarily requiring any specialist skills, the ability to listen to other members and to understand their viewpoints are important attributes – as is appreciating and agreeing with the aims and ethos of the Housing Association sector.
Who can become a member of the Association?
Membership is open to all tenants and indeed, anyone aged 16 or over with an interest in the Association, at a cost of £1. Members have the opportunity to attend and vote at our Annual General Meeting and can stand for election to the Board of Management.

If your ambitions do not stretch that far you can always use your membership to vote for others who wish to be elected or re-elected to the Board.

How frequent are the meetings?
The full Board of Management meets every month. In addition, there is an Audit Committee and a Health & Safety Committee that generally meets twice yearly. They look at the different areas of work in which we are involved in greater detail and make recommendations to the Board of Management.

Members can choose how much time they wish to commit to these committees and are offered as much support and training as they need to help them contribute effectively.

Want to find out more?
If you are interested in finding out more about joining the Board of Management, just contact the Association and give your name, address and telephone number to a member of staff.

You will then be contacted by the Director who will give you the necessary information to help you decide if you wish to apply.

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