Our Board of Management
MEMBER PROFILES – 2014
OWEN STEWART (Chair)
Owen was elected in September 2009 and serves on the Audit & Risk, Finance & Staffing, Community Regeneration, Property Services and Housing Management Sub-Committees. 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 elected Chair in January 2014.
DEREK QUINN (Vice Chair - 1)
Derek was elected on to the Board of Management at the Annual General Meeting in September 2012 and serves on the Finance & Staffing, Housing Management, Property Services & Community Regeneration Sub-Committees. 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.
MARGARET VASS OBE (Vice Chair - 2)
Margaret was elected to the Board of Management in September 2006 and serves on the Property Services, the Finance and Staffing and the Audit & Risk Sub-Committees. Margaret has taken early retirement from Glasgow Housing Association having held a number of senior positions with the association since July 2002. Prior to stock transfer Margaret was Depute Director of Housing with Glasgow City Council. For 25 years Margaret was active within the Chartered Institute of Housing both in Scotland, (Chairperson 1983-84) and in UK (president 1998-99). She was awarded the OBE for services to housing in Glasgow in 2000 and in March 2010 received the Robina Goodlad Award for Women Achievers is Housing. Other voluntary work includes chairing her local Community Council, being a director of her local Community Development Trust and a member of her local Community Planning Forum. Gardening is Margaret’s other main interest.
George has been a member of the Board of Management since 1998 and serves on the Housing Management, Finance & Staffing, Audit & Risk and Community Regeneration Sub-Committees 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.
Lynne has worked in housing for over 30 years, both for local authorities and housing associations, including a spell at Thenue in 1996/7. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has been Chief Executive/Director of a number of Registered Social Landlords, including Cube, Linstone and River Clyde Homes. For five years Lynne had a successful consultancy business, working for charities, local authorities and housing associations. Her current post is Chief Executive of Impact Arts, a community arts organisation based in the East End of Glasgow. She joined Thenue’s committee in September 2012 and is a member of the Community Regeneration and Finance & Staffing Sub Committees.
Maureen was elected to the Board in September 2014 and serves on the Housing Management, Finance & Staffing and Audit & Risk Sub Committees. Maureen has over 30 years experience working in the housing environment and is commited to community governance, tenant empowerment and listening & workingwith tenants to improve hosuing & 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.
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. He serves on the Board of Management, Audit & Risk and Finance & Staffing Sub Committees.
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 serves on the Audit & Risk, Finance & Staffing, Property Services and the Community Regeneration Sub-Committees. Charlotte has lived in the local area for many years and is an active member of the Calton Sheltered Housing Tenants Association, especially in fund raising.
Howard has been invited to serve on the Board of Management for this year to fill a 'casual vacancy'. 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 and serves on the Property Services Sub-Committee. 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’.
Willie was elected on to the Board of Management from 2002 to 2003 and again since September 2005. He was Vice Chair from September 2009 to September 2010 and currently serves on the Property Services, Housing Management, Finance & Staffing, and Audit & Risk Sub-Committees. Willie has lived in the local area for a long period of time having been decanted from demolished property and moved into a new house. Willie was Secretary of Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Housing Association before its transfer to Thenue and is involved in a wide range of community organisations. Willie is Thenue's 3rd Board member to attain an SQA Qualification in Governance of Scottish Housing Associations.
Kinga is a local resident and decided to join Thenue to find out more about the organisation. She was elected to the Board of Management in 2014 and also serves on the Finance & Staffing Sub Committe.
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Maureen Dowden was elected to Thenue’s Board of Management in September 2014 and serves on the Housing Management, Finance and Staffing, and Audit and Risk Sub-Committees. Maureen is a professional with over 30 years experience in the housing association environment, is active and extremely committed to community governance, tenant empowerment, listening and working with tenants improving housing and services. She has experience working directly with governing board members providing support on self-assessment, appraisal and board development linked to the Scottish Housing Regulator requirements for governance and Social Housing Charter, particularly Tenant Scrutiny.