Our Board of Management
DEREK QUINN (Chairperson)
Derek was elected Chairperson following the Annual General Meeting in September 2018 and was first 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 (Vice Chair)
Pauline was elected Vice Chair following the Annual General Meeting in September 2018 and was first 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.
MAUREEN DOWDEN (Vice Chair)
Maureen was elected Vice Chair following the Annual General Meeting in September 2018 and firstly elected 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.
Jeanette, a local resident was elected on to the Board of Management following the Annual General Manager in September 2018. Jeanette is a positive forward-thinking person with a strong moral and ethical approach who has a varied amount of technical, customer facing, external and internal stakeholder engagement and logistical expertise.
David was elected on to the Board of Management at the Annual General Meeting in September 2018. David has many years of experience of planning and delivering marketing and communication programmes in the public, private and volunatary sectors - inhouse and agency. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Part of the Edinburgh management team, he leads and supports the programme and complex projects function, keeping projects on track, on budget and sutably resourced. Primarlity on the MoneySense financial education programme on behalf of the RBS group, he works with the client to develop a communications strategy to deliver their key messages and meet their business goals and targets. David plans, develops, monitors and delivers the internal and external communications accross tradtional and digital channels. Previously a member of Calton Community Council.
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 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 first elected to Thenue’s Board of Management in 2010. He has been a registered architect and Lecturer/Researcher in Environmetnal Design in Architecture since 2000. He is actively engaged in consultancy and research partnerships with industry. As a Prinicpal Investigator in such partnerships, he has completed multiple projects exploring links between the building development processes; energy and environmental performance of buildings; and occupant satisfication. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Architecture and holds an MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture and a PhD - both received from the University of Cambridge.
Florence is a local resident, first elected on to the Board of Management at the AGM on 13 September 2016. Florence is interested in health and wellbeing and is actively involved in community development, serving as a member of the Poverty Leadership Panel (PLP) under the Citizens Activist Panel. She decided to join the Board of Management as part of her personal commitment to getting involved in her local community.
Willie was first elected on to the Board of Management in 2002. He was Vice Chair from September 2009 to September 2010. 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.
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.
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