Changes to our Governing Board

Following our recent Annual General Meeting, a number of changes were approved in relation to our Governing Board membership.

Andrea Paterson, leading advisor in Scottish housing, and Alan Glasgow, senior housing leader, both join our Governing Board.

Alan Glasgow is a leader in Scottish social housing with extensive senior experience in housing management and a track record in leading change and delivering excellent customer service and performance.  With over 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles, Alan is currently Locality Director at Glasgow Housing Association and holds a post- graduate diploma in Housing Studies.  Alan said ‘I’m looking forward to using my knowledge and experience to benefit the Board and leadership at Barrhead, and to being a part of the journey of my local housing association’.

Andrea Paterson is a leading advisor in Scottish housing.  Director and founding member of The Indigo House Group, Andrea specialises in the strategic development and long-term financial planning of affordable housing providers.  Andrea has worked throughout Scotland with central and local government, the regulatory bodies, housing associations, social enterprises, developers and funders since the late 90s.  Andrea is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and holds an MBA.   Andrea said ‘I am delighted to join Barrhead Housing Association, and welcome the opportunity to work with the Board and Leadership Team at this time in the organisation’s development’.

One of our long standing Board members, John Hamilton, was also elected as Chair of Barrhead Housing Association. Previously Vice Chair, John is a local resident of Neilston, president of the East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce, and a health and safety consultant. He has been on the Board since 2014 and completed a governance certificate from Napier University in March 2018.

John said ‘On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Alan and Andrea to Barrhead Housing Association and greatly look forward to working with them.  Andrea and Alan bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and will make a significant contribution to the next chapter of the Association’.



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