Our Board of Management currently comprises 14 Members
Board of Management
Chairperson since October 2013 and became a Board member in 2011.
Margaret holds the OBE and is a also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing (FCIH). 36 years’ experience of working in housing and was Depute Director of Housing in Glasgow, specialising in homelessness and tenant participation. She was President of the Chartered Institute of Housing 1998-9 and served on numerous government advisory groups. She was on the board of Thenue Housing Association for 9 years and was their vice chairperson for 3 years.
Mark has lived in Callander for over 17 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 a self-employed consultant.
Mark has been a member of the Board since May 2016 and is also Mark is also Convenor of the Audit and Personnel Sub-Committee. He is a Trustee 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 has been our Secretary since October 2016 and 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.
Colin was Vice-chairperson from October 2015 to October 2017 and a Board member since 2010.
Background in education and local government, specifically as a high school head teacher, local councillor, Provost and board member and depute convener of the National Park.
Linda joined the Board in 2004. Linda is a long term resident of Lochearnhead and active in the local community and a former tenant of RSHA.
Martin was elected at our AGM in September 2018. Martin is Stirling Councillor for Trossachs and Teith and is a member of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Board.
Theresa has been a Board Member since 2013. She worked in the community since 1996 in tenant participation, youth work or community work both as a volunteer and employee. Her background is invaluable to help her contribute to discussion, help make decisions and understand the tenant perspective.
Tenant with RSHA since Nov 2013, attends Tenant Forums, and has been a Board member since 2015. Susan works part time and volunteers with a variety of local groups. 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.
With a varied professional background in engineering working in various parts of the world before returning to the UK to run how own successful garage businesses before selling off to become a freelance TV cameraman working with BBC Scotland. Alastair is a tenant of RSHA and was involved in our tenant forums before being invited to join the board in 2015.
Invited to join the Board in 2016, Bob was until recently a Board member and Vice Chair of Active Stirling. Before retiring, Bob worked as a Land and Planning Director for a commercial housing developer. Bob also held a senior position within the planning department of Stirling Council leading various teams and had responsibility for the rural area of the District.
Phill was recruited to the RSHA Board in 2016. Phil is Convenor of the Investment Sub-Committee. Phil is an RSHA tenant living in Lochearnhead. Phil is a village hall community member for Balquhidder and formerly worked for the Royal Air Force and as a school music instructor.
Malcolm is a tenant of Rural Stirling, living in Kippen. Malcolm was elected to the Board at the 2017 AGM.
Alison was elected to the Board of Management at our recent AGM held in September. Alison has been a Member of RSHA for many years and until recently a Board Member of our subsidiary organisation Venachar Ltd. Alison is an experienced and qualified housing professional and runs her own company specialising in management consultancy work.