Our Management Committee

The Management Committee is elected from among the members at the AGM. There are up to 15 places on the Committee
which are split as follows:

  • At least 2 tenants
  • At least 2 service users (owner occupier)
  • Up to 11 from any membership category

It is possible for people to be invited to join the Committee provided co-options do not exceed one third of the number of elected members.

The Committee meets most months and sub-committees can be set up to deal with particular aspects of the Association’s affairs.

The Committee is responsible for the Association’s strategies and policies like housing management, maintenance, finance, employment and governance.

Committee members act in a voluntary capacity and do not receive payment for their work, only reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. They do not benefit from their position and cannot receive favourable treatment in any way – neither can their close relatives.

Serving as a Committee member is both interesting and worthwhile. Training is available for Committee members and further information about what is involved is available from staff.

Our Management Committee

Dorothy Taylor (Chairperson)

Dorothy is an original Steering Group member and joined the Management Committee in October 1997. She is an owner-occupier and previously worked for 20 years plus as an Accounts Assistant in a local company. Dorothy sits on the Audit and Development Sub-Committees and has held various positions on the Management Committee.

Kathleen Mands (Vice Chair)

Kathleen is a retired primary school teacher and has been a Management Committee Member since 1999 as a Tenant member. Kathleen has previously chaired the committee. Kathleen sits on the Audit and Development Sub-Committees and is a member of her local area (Craigiebank) Tenant’s Group.

John Barnett

John was born and went to school in Angus and studied Law at Dundee University. He has worked in international corporate and social sector banking and in the charity sector. He now runs a business consultancy specialising in the Third Sector. John is an Other Category Member and was co-opted onto Abertay’s Management Committee in October 2016

Kenneth Brannan

Kenneth is a Homeless Support Officer. He is a fully qualified Housing Officer and also a qualified Social Care Officer and currently lives in Lochee. He is committed to improving the area for the benefit of the community. He joined the Management Committee as a Service User Category Member in September 2016.

Denis Brown

Denis is a Service User Category Member who was co-opted onto the Management Committee in January 2017. Denis sits on the Development Sub-Committee.

David Milne

David is a partner at MacRoberts LLP, one of Scotland’s largest law firms, whose Dundee office is at City Quay. He is head of the real estate group and sits on the firm’s Management Board. David is routinely involved in complex property finance and development deals for the residential and commercial markets. David is also a proud Dundonian having lived and worked in Dundee all his life.  He joined as an Other Category Member in September 2016. David sits on the Development Sub-Committee.

Ron Neave

Ron is a local resident who is active in the Community Council and on the Board of the Finmill Centre. He joined the Management Committee as an Other Category Member in September 2013, but transferred to a Service User category member in September 2015. Ron sits on the Audit and Development Sub-Committees.

George Penman

George is an Other Category Member and joined Abertay’s Management Committee in September 2016.

Helen Reeves

Helen first joined Abertay’s Management Committee in December 2005 as a General category member but this changed when Helen became a tenant the following year. Helen’s background is in Insurance & Claims. Helen sits on the Development Sub-Committee.

Hilary Smith

Hilary is an Other category member and joined Abertay’s Management Committee in September 2016. Hilary is Head of Commercial and Residential Services at Abertay University. Hilary also sits on the Audit Sub-Committee.

Barbara Warden

Barbara retired a number of years ago having worked as a Scheme Manager for 25 years latterly at Patons Lane. She is a former member of the Abertay Residents Association and is a current member of the Craigiebank Tenants Group. She joined as a Tenant member in September 2014. Barbara sits on the Audit Sub-Committee.