The Board is elected from among the members at the AGM. There are up to 15 places on the Board, 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 Board provided co-options do not exceed one third of the number of elected members.
The Board meets most months and sub-committees can be set up to deal with particular aspects of the Association’s affairs.
The current sub-committees are:
The Board’s responsibilities are set out in the Standing Orders.
The Board is responsible for the Association’s strategies and policies like housing management, maintenance, finance, employment and governance.
Board 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 Board member is both interesting and worthwhile. Training is available for Board members. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please contact us and ask to discuss this with the Chief Executive.
Details of our Board Members’ expenses are available here.
Ron is a local resident who is active in the local community. He joined the Board as an Other Category Member in September 2013, but transferred to a Service User category member in September 2015. Ron sits on the Asset Management and Development Sub-Committee.
Ron’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.
Kathleen is a retired primary school teacher and has been a Board Member since 1999 as a Tenant member. Kathleen sits on the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Sub-Committee, and the Asset Management and Development Sub-Committee. She chairs the Asset Management and Development Sub-Committee.
Kathleen’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.
Kevin is the Head of Roads at Ayrshire Roads Alliance a shared service between East Ayrshire Council and South Ayrshire Council. He has over 40 years experience in Housing, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Regeneration within Local Government.
Kevin started his career with Strathkelvin District Council Architectural Services and thereafter to East Dunbartonshire Roads and Architectural Services. He spent several years with Raploch Urban Regeneration Company before moving to South Ayrshire Council as Roads Manager and was involved with the formation of Ayrshire Roads Alliance. He is a chartered member of CIOB and CIAT, Associate Member of RICS ,ICE.CABE and a member of CIH and The Society of Construction Law. He is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde. Kevin joined the Board in September 2022. He sits on the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Sub-Committee.
Kevin’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.
Denis is a Service User Category Member who joined the Board in January 2017. Denis sits on the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Sub-Committee.
Denis’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.
Ian has worked in housing for almost 20 years with experience in both housing management and asset management. Ian joined the Board in March 2021. Ian sits on the Asset Management and Development Sub-Committee.
Ian’s most up to date declaration of interests in here.
Paul is the managing director of MMG Archbold, Chartered Accountants and a non-executive director of Verus Financial Planning Limited. He is a chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser and a registered senior statutory auditor (RI – responsible individual for audit) and provides strategic support to clients as well as audit services and tax planning and compliance advice. Paul joined the Board in March 2021, and sits on and chairs the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Sub-Committee.
Paul’s most up to date declaration of interests in here.
Vicki is a fully qualified Health and Safety professional and for the last 15 years has worked predominantly in the social housing sector as a Health and Safety Advisor and latterly as an independent consultant. She has a wide range of knowledge and experience in respect of property compliance and has worked with social landlords throughout the UK. Vicki relocated to rural Angus from Central England, and joined the Board as an Other Category Member in September 2018. Vicki sits on and is Vice Chair of the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Sub-Committee.
Vicki’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.
Alan has worked in the legal sector for over 25 years. Alan joined the Board in March 2021. Alan sits on the Asset Management and Development Sub-Committee.
Alan’s most up to date declaration of interests in here.
Darren is a Chartered Architect and has worked as an Architect and latterly as a Project Manager since 1999. He has worked initially across private sector (housing and commercial) projects and recently the public sector (health and learning) projects. His Project Management career has been across public sector organisations engaging with health, cultural and defence clients. Darren was previously a member of the Abertay Board between 2013 and 2017. Until recently he was on the Management Board of Linstone Housing Association in Paisley. Darren returned to the Board in September 2022. Darren sits on and is Vice Chair of the Asset Management and Development Sub-Committee.
Darren’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.