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 current sub-committees are:

The Committee’s responsibilities are set out in the Standing Orders.

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. If you are interested in becoming a Committee Member, please contact us and ask to discuss this with the Chief Executive.

Minutes of our Management Committee meetings are available here and agendas are available here.

Details of Management Committee Members’ expenses are available here.

Our Management Committee

Kathleen Mands (Chairperson)

Kathleen is a retired primary school teacher and has been a Management Committee Member since 1999 as a Tenant member. Kathleen sits on the Audit, Finance and Risk Management and Asset Management and Development Sub-Committees.

Kathleen’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.

Ian Byers

Ian has worked in housing for almost 20 years with experience in both housing management and asset management. Ian joined the Management Committee in March 2021.
Ian’s most up to date declaration of interests in here.

Paul Crichton

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 Management Committee in March 2021.
Paul’s most up to date declaration of interests in here.

Alan Fraser

Alan has worked in the legal sector for over 25 years. Alan joined the Management Committee in March 2021.
Alan’s most up to date declaration of interests in here.

Veronica Gray
Ron Neave (Vice Chair)

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 Asset Management and Development Sub-Committees.

Ron’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.

Andrew Black

Andrew is a Chartered Architect and has been the Managing Director of the architecture and interior design practice Andrew Black Design, for the last 15 years. He has experience working closely with clients, stakeholders and committee groups, balancing client requirements and stakeholder agendas and identifying key project drivers. He leads a design team which works in various construction sectors including high end residential, hospitality, commercial & MOD projects. Andrew joined the Management Committee in April 2019.

Andrew’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.

Denis Brown

Denis is a Service User Category Member who joined the Management Committee 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.

Vicki Cutler

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 Management Committee as an Other Category Member in September 2018. Vicki sits on the Audit, Finance and Risk Management Sub-Committee.

Vicki’s most up to date declaration of interests is here.