Our Board of Management


OWEN STEWART (Chairperson) 


Owen was elected in September 2009.  He is a local tenant, an active member of the Bridgeton & Dalmarnock Area Association and served on the steering committee for the BEEP (Bridgeton Energy Efficiency Project). Owen was firstly elected as Chairperson in January 2014.

DEREK QUINN (Vice Chair)


Derek was  elected on to the Board of Management at the Annual General Meeting in September 2012.  Derek is a local resident and active within the community with Calton Area Association. He is also Chair of the Calton Community Council and has a genuine interest in what's happening in our communities.



George has been a member of the Board of Management since 1998 and is a Board member of Calton Heritage & Learning Centre.  In 1992 George joined Netherholm Housing Association prior to the transfer to Thenue in 1998.  He currently is a member of the Netherholm Area Association Committee and has served as Chairperson.  George has lived in his current house for over 30 years and is a retired Fire Fighter.  George is also the 2nd member of Thenue’s Board of Management to attain a SQA Qualification in Governance of Scottish Housing Associations. George was  Chairperson of the Association from 2012-2014.


Pauline Casey

Pauline was elected on to the Board of Management on 13 September 2016.  Pauline is a local resident who has lived in her current home for 39 years.    She is active within the community being on the Board of the Spirit of Calton and also the secretary of Calton Community Council.  She has a genuine passion for making the area better and safer place for all. 


M Dowden

Maureen was elected on to the Board of Management at the AGM in September 2014. Maureen has over 30 years experience working in the housing environment and is commited to community governance, tenant empowerment and listening & working with tenants to improve housing & services. She has considerable experience working with governing body members, providing support on self assessment, appraisal & board development linked to the Regulatory requirements for the Scottish Social Housing Charter and tenant scrutiny.


Abdifatah, a local resident was elected on to the Board of Management at the AGM in September 2017.  He has studied computer networking and IT and has a strong interest in delivering great customer service.  Abdifatah joined the Board of Management as he wants to have an active role in his local community and is interested in the work of the Association.



Robert was elected on to the Board of Management at the AGM in September 2013.  Robert is currently the General Manager of a large credit union within the NHS providing a service to over 9,500 people and leads a team of eight staff. He has a background in accountancy and financial services and has worked within the public sector as an auditor on a range of housing association assignments. With such knowledge within the Credit Union sector Robert has a clear understanding of the challenges facing tenants at a time of significant change in welfare reform.  He has also been head of support services for a charity delivering supported accommodation and also has a specific interest in regeneration of communities which is one of the key activities of Thenue Housing.


Foday Keran

Foday is a local resident, first elected on to the Board of Management at the AGM on 13 September 2016.  Foday is currently studying for a BA (Honours) in Business Studies at university.  He has a keen interest in sports and education and is the captain of his university's mens first football team. Foday decided to join the Board of Management as he has a genuine interest in contributing to his local community.



Charlotte has contributed to community activities over many years and has served on Thenue’s Board of Management since 1996 and was Chairperson from 2002 to 2007.  Charlotte has lived in the local area for many years and is an active member of the Calton Sheltered Housing Tenants Association, especially in fundraising.


Nicola McCurdyNicola McCurdy
Nicola is a local resident, first elected on to the Board of Management at the AGM on 13 September 2016.  Nicola has 27 years of combined experience in Housing law, Community development & Nursing (Management and Teaching). Nicola has previously served on committees involved in major regeneration projects. Nicola has particular interests in self sustainability, Community gardening and best practice uses for Community funding



Howard was elected at the AGM on 15 September 2015 to serve on the Board of Management. Howard worked with Royal Bank of Scotland plc from 1977 to 2014. As an experienced Relationship/Associate Director, dealing exclusively with Registered Social Landlords, he gained many years experience in understanding the finance sector, gaining extensive knowledge and expertise in building customer relationships, financial analysis and business administration fields. 



Filbert was elected to Thenue’s Board of Management in 2010. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Architecture and is a registered architect. He also holds an MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture and a PhD - both received from the University of Cambridge. His PhD was on ‘Space Planning and Energy Efficiency in Buildings: the Role of Spatial, Activity and Temporal Diversities’.