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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 Anne Lear, Director, on 0141 636 3621. We also have a number of subcommittees, which help us manage our business and that of our subsidiary companies.

Our current committee members are:

John McLardie


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 eight years, holding the position of Chairperson since February 2014.

Annie Macfarlane

Vice 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.

Elizabeth Klein


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


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.

Harry Rooney

Harry has been a member of the Management Committee for ten years, and is also a Board member of Govanhill Community Development Trust.

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.

Isabel Deakin

Isabel is a qualified architect, tutor at Glasgow School of Art, a resident of Govanhill and a mum of two small children. Isabel joined the Management Committee in 2014.

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.

Jacqueline Rogers

Community development worker Jacqueline was co-opted to the Management Committee to fill a vacancy after the 2016 AGM. She aims to be a strong voice for tenants and an advocate for the Association.