Board of Management

Board Members

Board Members are commited to the work of the Association and freely give up their own time. There are usually seven Board meetings each year, and the dates of our Board meetings can be found in the Governance page in the Library section on the website. Copies of Agendas and Minutes of Board meetings are available on the website.  

Mark Griffiths 
Chair, Callander 

Mark has been a member of the Board since May 2016 and was elected as Chair in October 2019, having served two years as Vice Chair. Mark was also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee from October 2017 to October 2019. Mark has lived in Callander for over 20 years and, following a 40 year career as a Chartered Accountant in industry and latterly as the Managing Director of an electrical engineering company, is now retired following a period as a self-employed consultant. He is Chair of Callander Youth Project Trust and a Director of Callander Community Development Trust and seeks to provide a real link between the provision of affordable housing, employability and skills training and economic success for our communities.

Fiona Boath
Vice Chair, Killin

Fiona was re-elected as Vice Chair of the Board in September 2023 and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee in September 2023.  Fiona held the position of Secretary from October 2016-Summer 2019 and has been a Board member since 2006. 

Fiona is very active in the local community of Killin and has completed the SQA Governance of Scottish Housing Associations and SHARE online training programme.

Linda Anderson
Board Member, Callander

Linda joined the Board in 2004. Linda is a current tenant of RSHA residing in Callander and is active in her local community.

Kenneth Butler
Board Member, Callander

Ken was elected to the Board at the AGM in 2021. Ken moved to Callander in 1996. He currently works as Head of Business and Finance for a national charity based in Glasgow, having previously worked in a similar position within the retail sector. Ken is currently serving on the Board of Stirling Voluntary Enterprise and has held similar Board positions in the past for local and national organisations.

Lorna Cameron
Board Member, Callander

Lorna was co-opted to the Board of Management in May 2020 and was elected to the Board at the 2020 AGM.  Lorna is Chief Executive of Horizon Housing Association, and has previously held the positions of Chief Officer, Housing with Stirling Council and Head of Housing and Strategic Commissioning at Perth and Kinross Council. 

Andrew Faulk
Board Member, Aberfoyle

Andrew began his career as a land surveyor in the construction industry, before moving to work on environmental policy and economic development. More recently, he has worked on issues facing consumers, including a period leading on energy policy for Consumer Focus Scotland. Andrew is now semi-retired and joined the RSHA board in September 2021. He is also a member of a Scottish Water customer group and board member of Strathard Community Trust. He has lived in Aberfoyle since 2010, and outside interests include walking and cycling.

Susan Macmillan
Board Member, Doune

A tenant with RSHA since November 2013, Susan has been a Board member since 2015.  Having lived in properties both ‘tied’ and private let, Susan feels strongly that good housing should be accessible to all, both in location and affordability.  Her role on our Board allows her to be part of shaping the future of local affordable rented accommodation.

Margaret Vass, OBE
Board Member, Blanefield

Margaret became a Board member in 2011, and was Chairperson from 2013 to 2019.
Margaret was awarded an OBE and is  a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing (FCIH). Margaret has over 36 years’ experience of working in housing and was formerly Depute Director of Housing in Glasgow, specialising in homelessness and tenant participation. She was President of the Chartered Institute of Housing 1998/99 and has served on numerous government advisory groups.
Margaret was a board member of Thenue Housing Association for 9 years, and Vice Chairperson for 3 years.

Howard Dales
Board Member, Glasgow

Howard was co-opted to the Board in June 2022 and was elected as a full member at the 2022 AGM.  Although recently retired, Howard has over 25 years experience in the social housing sector, mainly in financial management, but also as an external and internal auditor.  Howard is also a Board member of Ferguslie Park Housing Association, where he is also the Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee.  Howard has a Law degree and a Masters in Psychology

Lynda McColl
Board Member, Aberfoyle

Lynda has lived most of her years in the Stirling area, although has worked all over Scotland. Originally from Gartmore, Lynda moved to Callander then back to Aberfoyle. Currently Lynda is a Community Councillor with Strathard Community Council advocating for the residents. Lynda's background is accounting administration with a passion for nature and the environment.

Richard McElfatrick
Board Member, Doune

Bio coming soon.

Alison Smith
Board Member, Balfron

Alison was elected to the Board of Management in September 2023 and has been a member of Rural Stirling HA for almost 20 years. She works as a housing consultant specialising in business planning and governance. Prior to this, she worked for several housing organisations in a variety of development roles in both urban and rural areas. She has a keen interest in sustainability.   

Mark Sinclair
Board Member, Stirling

Bio coming soon.