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Our Management Committee

The Association’s Management Committee has 15 voluntary places, which are filled at our annual general meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Management Committee, please contact John Quinn Director, on 0141 636 3621. We also have a number of sub committees, which help us manage our business and that of our subsidiary company.

Our current committee members are:

Annie Macfarlane

Chairperson

Annie has lived in Allison Street for over 20 years. In October 2012, she was co-opted onto the Management Committee of the Association, and was subsequently elected to the office of Vice Chairperson in 2013. Annie is also a member of the Govanhill Community Development Trust Board. Annie was appointed as Chairperson in September 2018,

John McLardie

Vice Chairperson

John is currently a tenant of the Association and was previously a tenant of Glasgow Housing Association. He was Chair of the Govanhill Local Housing Organisation from October 2005 until the transfer of stock to Govanhill in January 2011. He has served on the Management Committee of the Association for nine years. He held the position of Chairperson from February 2014 to September 2018. John was appointed Vice Chair in September 2018.

Elizabeth Klein

Secretary

Elizabeth has been an Association committee member for ten years and currently serves as Secretary. Following second-stage transfer, she became a tenant of the Association. She was Chair of the Merrylee Local Housing Organisation subcommittee and was previously a long-standing member of the Merrylee Tenant Management Co-operative.

Keith Kintrea

Treasurer

Keith was invited to join the Management Committee in February 2014 to fill a ‘casual vacancy’ between annual general meetings. He was then formally elected at the 2014 AGM. Keith lives in Crosshill and has been a member of the boards/committees of three other housing associations at various times, including chairing two of them. Keith is Professor of Urban Studies and Housing at the University of Glasgow.

Ann Scott

Ann was born in the area and has always lived here. She has been a dedicated member of the Management Committee for more than 40 years and is a founding member of the Association. Ann has served on all subcommittees over the years and also served on the Boards of Govanhill Community Development Trust and GREAT Gardens.

Mujeeb Ur-Rehman

Mujeeb moved to Govanhill over 12 years ago, and has been a tenant of the Association since October 2005. He was elected to the Management Committee in 2006. Mujeeb has over 20 years of experience in working with private sector and community organisations, dealing with financial management, business development, and community development.

Ghazala Hakeem

Ghazala has been a tenant for over 14 years. She has been a Management Committee member for eight years and has also served on the subsidiary company, Govanhill Community Development Trust. She has over thirteen years’ experience of various organisations’ management committees and boards. These include a women’s organisation, and in the youth, education, anti-poverty, community development and housing sectors.

Barbara Robertson

Barbara has lived in Govanhill for more than ten years and is involved with a number of local community groups, including the Govanhill Stakeholders Group, Govanhill Community Action and the Irish Heritage Foundation. She has a background in social care and currently works at the University of the West of Scotland as a student case worker for the student association. Barbara has been a co-opted member since the beginning of 2016 and was elected at the 2016 AGM.

James White

Keen to get involved in his local community, James was elected to the Management Committee in September 2016. He moved to Govanhill in 2013 and works in the Urban Design Department at the University of Glasgow.

Jessica Yuill

Jessica has lived in Govanhill for more than ten years and is passionate about making a positive difference to the area. Jessica joined the Management Committee at the 2016 AGM.

Christina Roche

Christina has been a tenant of the Association for twelve years and joined the committee because she wants to be involved in the community and make a difference to the area she lives in. Christina would like all members of the community to take pride in the area. Christina is now retired, but prior to her retirement she worked as a cook at Blackfriars Primary School. Christina was elected to the Management Committee at the AGM in September 2017.

Ian Doherty

Ian has lived in Govanhill for 21 years, and works full time in the procurator fiscal’s office.  Ian has two daughters who currently attend local schools and  clubs in the area. Ian is enthusiastic about efforts being made to regenerate the area and wishes to assist in the future of Govanhill. Ian was elected to the Management Committee at the AGM in September 2017.