Board of Management Biographies

Margaret Baxter (Chairperson)

Margaret Baxter Pic 1

Margaret is the current Chairperson having been first elected to that position following the Annual General Meeting in 2019.  Joining the Committee in 2010, Margaret is one of the Association’s tenants.

Margaret serves on the Customer Services, Finance, Audit & Corporate Governance and Health, Safety & Human Resources Committee.

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

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

Susan is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years in audit, risk management and governance practice, specialising in both public and the social housing sector, and has been a Committee Member since 2018.

Susan is the Associations Treasurer and is also Convenor of the Finance, Audit & Corporate Governance Committee.

Graham Collie BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Vice Chairperson)

Graham Collie BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Graham was elected to the Committee in August 2015 and is a Technical Support Manager for a national procurement organisation having previously worked as a Property Services Officer/Quantity Surveyor for a community-based housing association in Glasgow.  Graham also has experience of the private 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 previously held the position of Treasurer and is now Vice Convenor of the Finance, Audit & Corporate Governance Committee. He also serves on the Customer Services and Health, Safety & Human Resources Committee.

Following the Annual General Meeting, Graham was elected as Vice Chairperson.

Tom Brown CPFA

Tom Brown CPFA

Tom is the longest serving member of the Board of Management having been first elected in 1999 and has served as both Treasurer and Chairperson.

Tom serves on the Finance, Audit & 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.

 

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. Teresa 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 currently serves on all sub-Committees and is Vice Convenor of the Human Resources and Health & Safety Committee.

Teresa is a former Chairperson of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to community housing.

Teresa was elected onto the EVH Executive Committee at their AGM in April 2019.

Louise Gregory

Louise Gregory

Louise was elected to the Board in August 2015 and with a degree in computing, extensive experience of property maintenance and IT skills from her time as a software engineer in the private sector, brings a range of essential skills to the Committee.  

Louise has also 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.

In addition to her degree, Louise has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computing for Commerce & Industry.  

Louise is currently the Convenor of the Customer Services Committee.

Lynne Brierley

Lynne Brierley BA (Hons)

Lynne joined the Board in June 2014.  Lynne as a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, a Masters in Research and Business Management (MRes) and is currently undertaking a Ph.D. on employment policy and implementation.

She previously worked for the Department for Work and Pensions, has experience of voluntary work with the Citizens Advice Bureau and, as one of our tenants, provides a strong tenant voice on the Board.  Her skills and experience in these areas are extremely valuable, particularly during a period of major welfare reform..

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

Aileen Crichton

Aileen Crichton

Aileen first joined the Board in August 2007.

Aileen stood down from the Board for personal reasons in May 2019 but re-joined the Board following the Annual General Meeting in September 2020.

Being a tenant with an interest in the local community, Aileen is a valuable ambassador for the Association at meetings with local tenants’ groups.

Aileen currently serves on all of the Associations Committees