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.
Malcolm is a tenant with Rural Stirling and is Chair of the Investment Working Group. Malcolm was elected to the Board at the 2017 AGM.
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 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 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.
Scott was elected to the Board at the AGM in 2021. He has worked for more than 15 years with Kingdom Housing Association, delivering Affordable Housing New Build and Community Benefits across four local authority areas, as well as Care & Repair and Employability services in Fife.
Scott previously worked in Housing Management with Perth & Kinross Council, before moving to a Fully Mutual Housing Cooperative in Edinburgh. Scott is looking forward to the opportunity to develop his skills, knowledge and experience as a RSHA Board member, bringing his extensive and varied background working with affordable housing organisations.
Anne was elected to the Board at the 2019 AGM. Anne is a retired Architect having previously worked for Stirling Council.
Mike was elected to the Board at the AGM in September 2021. Mike has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and holds a PhD in Construction Contracts from The Complutense University of Madrid. Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Fellow of the Association of Controls Management, and his specialism lies in Planning & Controls.
Mike instigated the Apprenticeship Trailblazing Programme, now known as the Institute for Apprenticeships, initially launched under Engineering & Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) banner. Mike previously served on the board of ARK Housing Association for 3 years.
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.