Management Committee Biographies

Margaret Baxter (Chairperson)

Margaret Baxter

First elected in 2010, Margaret is a tenant of one of the Association’s properties in Sauchie.

Margaret Served as Vice Chairperson from 2014 and was elected as Chairperson in 2019. She serves on the Customer Services, Finance, Audit and Corporate Governance and Health, Safety & Human Resources Committees.

Lindsay Stother MCIH, MCMI (Vice Chairperson)

Lindsay Stother MCIH, MCMI (Vice Chairperson)

Lindsay has been a member of the Committee for a number of years and as a qualified housing professional brings a wealth of housing and performance management experience having worked in local government and with the Scottish Housing Regulator. Lindsay has always had an interest in performance reporting and strong governance and with her current role in Audit Scotland, her knowledge and skills in this area are very relevant to the work of the Association.

Having lived in Clackmannanshire for over 20 years, and worked in Clackmannanshire Council in the past, Lindsay has an excellent knowledge of the local communities within which the Association operates

Susan MacKay B.Acc (Hons) CA (Treasurer)

Susan MacKay B.Acc (Hons) CA (Treasurer)

Susan was co-opted to the Committee in February 2018 and formally elected at the Annual General Meeting in August 2018. Susan is a Chartered Accountant. She has over 20 years in audit, risk management and governance practice, specialising in both public and the social housing sector.

Susan is currently Convenor of the Finance, Audit and Corporate Governance Committee.

Tom Brown CPFA

Tom Brown CPFA

Tom acted as Treasurer for a 16-year period prior to serving as Chairperson from 2015 until 2019.

Tom also serves on the Finance, Audit and Corporate Governance Committee where his lengthy career as an accountant and manager of support services, in both the public and private sectors, is of considerable benefit to the organisation.

Tom is the Association’s longest serving Committee Member having been first elected in 1999.

Ewen Cameron LL.B

Ewen Cameron LL.B

Ewen has been a Committee member since 2005 and served as Chairperson from 2010 to 2015. He is now the Convenor of the Health, Safety & Human Resources Committee.

Ewen is a retired solicitor having worked in the legal profession for over 40 years both in an independent legal practice and as a Solicitor with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration.

Ewen’s knowledge and skills of all aspects of the law are vitally important in maintaining the high regard by which the Association is held by various regulatory agencies and other external bodies.

Teresa McNally MBE

Teresa McNally MBE

Teresa was formally elected to the Committee in 2000 having had various terms as the local authority representative whilst an elected councillor between 1988 and 1999. She is a former Chairperson, having served in that role between 2003 and 2010.

Teresa is a retired health practitioner and has extensive experience in numerous non-executive roles within local government, central government agencies, the health service and the voluntary sector.

Teresa is a former Chairperson of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to community housing in last year’s Queen’s birthday honours. Teresa was elected onto the EVH Executive Committee at their AGM in April 2019.

She currently serves on all of the Customer Services Committee and the Human Resources and Health & Safety Committee.

Bramley Eccles

Bramley Eccles

Bramley re-joined the Committee in 2015 following a break of almost 10 years having also served on the Committee from March 1991 to August 2005.

With various local business interests Bramley brings a business and customer focused dimension to the Association’s decision-making process.

Kevin Keane

Kevin Keane

Kevin was co-opted to the Management Committee in November 2018 and working within the Revenue Services department at Clackmannanshire Council has several years’ experience in debt management and welfare benefits advice, having also previously worked with Citizens Advice.

Kevin is an active trade union member and is currently Branch Welfare Officer for Clackmannanshire Council’s Unison Branch.

Kevin is also a tenant of the Association and as a result has a direct interest in the services provided by the Association.

John Campbell MCIH

John Campbell MCIH

John is an ICT Project Manager and has worked in a variety of roles within the housing sector for a number of years.

John joined the Committee following an advertising campaign in 2015 and having experience in both policy development and front-line housing services is in an excellent position to understand the need for sound governance and first-rate customer services both of which are vital aspects of the Association’s activities.

John previously lived in Clackmannanshire for many years, and as a result he has a strong connection to the local area.

John currently is currently Vice Convener of the Customer Services Committee.

Graham Collie BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Graham Collie BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Graham was elected to the Committee in August 2015 and at the time worked in the housing association sector in Glasgow as a Property Services Officer/Quantity Surveyor. Graham now works as a Technical Support Manager for a national procurement organisation and immediately prior to this worked in the construction sector.

Graham’s understanding of the challenges faced by RSLs, along with his direct experience of property and procurement is an invaluable asset to the Association.

Graham serves on both the Finance, Audit and Corporate Governance Committee and Customer Services Committee.

Louise Gregory

Louise Gregory

Louise was elected to the Committee in August 2015 and it was her extensive experience of all aspects of property maintenance which impressed the “judges”. In addition, Louise has had experience in a variety of voluntary roles, firstly as the Director/Secretary of a small housing management company and latterly as a volunteer with a local sports enterprise.

She also has degree in computing and has worked as a software engineer in the private sector.

Louise is currently the Convenor of the Customer Services Committee.

Lynne Brierley

Lynne Brierley

Lynne joined the Committee in June 2014 and has a Post Graduate qualification specialising in the area of Work, Employment and Society. She has experience of voluntary work with the Citizens Advice Bureau and, as one of our tenants, provides a strong tenant voice on the Committee.

Lynne also has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and previously worked for the Department of Work and Pensions. She is therefore able to use this knowledge and experience during consideration of actions required to mitigate the impact of welfare reform on the Association and its tenants.

Lynne currently serves on the Health, Safety & Human Resources Committee.

Sam Brown

Sam Brown

Sam joined in January 2017 and is one of the Association’s tenants.

Sam’s particular interest is that of customer services although, as a means of gaining valuable experience across all aspects of business, he has served on all of the Association’s Committees.