Board of Management Biographies
Margaret Baxter (Chairperson)
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, Environment & Human Resources Committee.
Graham Collie BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying (Vice Chairperson)
Graham was elected to the Committee in August 2015. Graham is an Asset Project Manager for a Scottish Housing Association and has a background in procurement, construction and quantity surveying.
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 the Vice Chairperson of the Association and Vice Convenor of the Finance, Audit & Corporate Governance Committee.
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.
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 Association.
Teresa McNally MBE
Teresa was formally elected to the Board 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 is Vice Convenor of the Health, Safety, Environment & Human Resources 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 is Vice-Chair of the EVH Executive (Board).
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 Board.
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 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.
Jim joined the Board in July 2022.
Jim practices as a solicitor and has lived in Clackmannanshire since 1985. Jim has worked closely with Social Work Services around the needs of children. He has also worked closely with Ochil View Housing Association since its inception in 1989 and is familiar with the Association's aims and ethos. Jim will bring his local knowledge and legal expertise to the Board.
Scott joined the Board in September 2022.
Scott is passionate about social housing and importantly the delivery of first-class customer services.
Scott has a full understanding of governance and responsibilities of a Board of Management to ensure an organisation is effective and financially viable.
Gillian joined the Board in September 2022.
Gillian is keen to expand her knowledge of the registered social landlord sector in Scotland. Gillian is also keen to ensure that the organisation is accountable to its tenants and meets legislative requirements and to ensure the provision of high quality housing and support services.
Monika joined the Board in September 2022.
Monika is an Ochil View tenant and has extensive experience of strong customer services. She also has experience of Social Security benefits and is keen to help in her local community.