We are commitment to the development of our staff team through Investors in People Accreditation where we have been awarded Silver Status, and also through the Scottish Government’s Healthy Working Lives scheme where we have been awarded Gold status. We pride ourselves in having a dedicated, loyal and adaptable staff team who have an excellent track record in work attendance and commitment to continuous improvement.

We currently employ over 20 staff members across three main departments. Customer Services team is responsible for providing housing and repairs services and for Information Technology; Property Services is responsible for our investment and sustainability of our stock including adhering to quality standards, considering energy efficiency measures, overseeing health and safety; and our Corporate Services team is responsible for financial management including procurement and value for money and for our administration across each department. Three staff members are directly employed by our subsidiary company.

We are commitment to the development of our staff team through Investors in People Accreditation where we have been awarded Silver Status, and also through the Scottish Government’s Healthy Working Lives scheme where we have been awarded Gold status. The Association is also accredited as being a Disability Confident employer – leading the way and helping to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures.

We pride ourselves in having a dedicated, loyal and adaptable staff team who have an excellent track record in work attendance and commitment to continuous improvement.

Senior Management Team:                                      

Lorna Wilson, Chief Executive e: lornaw@barrheadha.org – employed since November 2020 as the senior officer, she is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Lorna’s previous senior management experience includes executive responsibility at the Scottish Federation of Housing Association’s for Membership Services, Policy, Communications, Public Affairs, Research and Innovation. Before SFHA, she was responsible for managing the Asset Strategy, Business Planning and Strategy teams at Glasgow Housing Association; and had Research and Development responsibility at the Wheatley Group. Prior to this, Lorna worked with East Renfrewshire Council

In addition to leading BHA, Lorna is a Board member with the Clyde Valley Group

Lorna’s personal values align very strongly with those of Barrhead Housing Association, and she is proud to lead the only community controlled housing association in East Renfrewshire.

James Ward, Director of Asset Management e:jamesw@barrheadha.org – employed since November 2015, he has an MSc in Social Enterprise and is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Employment history has included Operations Manager with a national charity; and has worked in the private sector for 15 years as Director of Residential management; Estate Manager; Property Developer and Property Manager for a private lettings company.

Lorraine Dallas, Director of Customer Services e;lorrained@barrheadha.org – employed since April 2016, she is a chartered member of CIH, and has a HNC and post graduate Diploma in Housing Studies. Employment history has included: a number of roles with Thenue Housing Association/Netherhom Housing over a 22 year period. This ranged from receptionist back in 1993, through to working as Area Services and Repairs Manager where she was responsible for 2 key business areas including housing management and reactive repairs.

Helen Sutherland, Director of Corporate Services e:helens@barrheadha.org – employed since May 2009, she has a BA (Hons) in Business Economics and is a Charter Accountant (ICAS). Helen has been employed in the housing sector since 1999 – as a Senior Accountant for West of Scotland HA. Prior to 1999, she was a audit senior for Scott Moncrieff Chartered Accountants. She trained and qualified as a CA during the period 1995-1998.

Current Staff team:

Customer Services team –

Customer Services Manager – Jennifer McCann

Customer Services Officers – Sandra Nelson, Jackie McColl, Julie Stewart; Income Sustainment and Welfare Adviser – Vivien Betteridge. IT Business and Support Officer – Greta McPhail.

Customer Services Adviser – Maxine Dock, Customer Services Assistant (repairs) Siobhan Kelly, Customer Services Admin Assistant – Nicola Roy, Receptionist – Sophie Grant, Housing Support Assistant (LPS) – Marie Donaghy

The Association has 3 full-time Customer Services Officers, 1 part time Officer, 1 customer services adviser, 2 customer services assistants, 1 welfare rights officer, and a housing support assistant, Marie Donaghy for our sheltered housing complex. Each customer services officer is responsible for a geographical patch, and their work is overseen by our Customer Services Manager, Jennifer McCann and Director of Customer Services, Lorraine Dallas.

Barrhead Housing Association are delighted to introduce you to our new Customer Service Officer, Sean Fitzharris. Sean joins us with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We now have three full time Customer Service Officer and one Part Time Officer. Sean joins us on the 24th May 2021, your current Customer Service Officer may change from that date. A list of the areas that each of the officers will cover is detailed below:

Your Customer Services Officers 


Your officer for Barrhead and Neilston

Julie Stewart –

julies@barrheadha.org – 0141 880 3819

Barrhead – Centre Way, Centenary Court, George Street, Henry Street, Sheltered Housing Complex, Mill Rd, North Park Avenue, South Park Avenue, Cross Arthurlie Street (66 – 130)

Neilston – Commore Place, Harelaw Ave, Main Street, Kingston Ave, McCulloch Way Hillside Ave, Station Road


Your officer for Barrhead and Newton Mearns

Jackie McColl

 jackiem@barrheadha.org – 0141 880 3820

Barrhead – Dunterlie, Glasgow Road, Hill Avenue, Tait Avenue, Tower Avenue, Orchid Way (Due June 2021)

Newton Mearns – Clark Place, Gemmel Place, Moorhill Road, Moorhill Crescent, Hill Ave, Mackay Place, Ritchie Place, William Mann Drive, Wilson Place, Culzean Crescent, Netherplace Crescent, Netherplace Road


Your officer for Barrhead, Thornliebank and Neilston

Sandra Nelson

sandran@barrheadha.org – 0141 880  3815

Barrhead – Auchenback, Lowndes Court , Main Street Barrhead, Cross Arthurlie Street (178 – 192), Kelburn Street

Thornliebank – Addison Grove, Hutcheson Road , Main Street, Inglestone Ave, Eastwood Court, Lochiel Road, Elizabeth Crescent , North Park Ave, Robslee Road, Westfield Road, Woodfarm Road

Neilston – Watt Place

Your Officer for Barrhead

Sean Fitzharris


Barrhead – Carlibar Road, Sanders Court, Cogan Street, Simpson Gardens, Connor Road, Rankin Way, Rankin Court, Gladstone Avenue, John Street, Robertson Street, Walton Street, Bellfield Crescent


Property Services Team – responsible for planned and cyclical maintenance, our subsidiary Levern Property Services, our Health and Safety and our wid

Property Services Manager – Janice Peters.

Property Factoring Assistant (LPS) – Emily Connell, Community Regeneration Officer – Bryan Dando, Repairs Operative (LPS) – Richard Anderson

Corporate Services team – responsible for the Association’s finance functions, our rents, invoicing, internal financial controls, and our loan portfolio, the department is headed up by Helen Sutherland, Director of Corporate Services. Other members of the team are:

Corporate Services Manager – Iain MacLean,

Corporate Services Officer – Martin Devenny,  Corporate Services Assistant – Karen Devon

You can find a copy of our organisational staffing structure in our staffing section and salary details within the Income and Expenditure Section of our Performance pages.

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