The Association is controlled by a voluntary management committee, which is elected by the members of the Association.
The Management Committee takes decisions on policy matters and has overall responsibility for the Association’s work and the implementation of the policies is delegated to the staff who are responsible for the day to day running of the Association. Anyone aged 16 or over can apply to become a member of the Association. Membership costs £1 and this allows you to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
By becoming a member you can help influence how the Association is run and be actively involved in making decisions that affect how the area is regenerated.
If you would like to become a member, please complete a Membership Application Form and return it to a member of our Corporate Services team, together with your £1. Association members aged 18 or over, may be eligible for election onto the Management Committee.
Please check the role outline and eligibility form and get in touch with a member of the Corporate Services team if you would like more information.
We understand that some people can sometimes feel a bit apprehensive about joining an already well-established group of people. So we have prepared a thorough induction programme that has been designed to help guide you through the process over a period of time.
This give you some time to get to know more about the Association and what your role will be as a Committee member. We also arrange training throughout the year that you can attend on your own or as part of a larger group.
The current members of our Management Committee are detailed below.
Date Joined Committee/ Elected as Office Bearer
Elected Chair: 21.09.20
Andrea is Chairperson and is currently serving her third term in this office bearer position, having previously held the position of Vice-Chair for a number of years. She has a long and well established career in the NHS.
Following a period of membership of the Local Housing Organisation, Andrea joined the Committee in 2011 at the time of the successful stock transfer from GHA. Andrea has gained a great deal of skills and knowledge from her time on the Committee. She feels that she brings a lot of structure to the meetings and ensures all members have the chance to contribute.
As a local resident, Andrea has a great deal of knowledge and insight in the community and she feels she can make a difference to the tenants and our other customers. She is extremely invested in Tollcross Housing Association and feels strongly that rents are spent appropriately for the upkeep of our existing stock, investment in new developments and overall assisting the local community.
|Chris Elliot||Vice Chairperson||
Elected Vice Chair: 21.09.20
Chris is now on his third term as Vice-Chair and is thriving on this additional responsibility. He has been a local resident for almost 38 years and understands the needs and challenges of the area. He continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the Association and actively participates in our Events Focus Group as well as our Performance Improvement Network.
Through his work on the Management Committee and serving on both the Operations and Audit & Business Sub-Committees, Chris has been able to demonstrate his passion for his community and his enthusiasm is as refreshing as it is endearing.
Esther is Secretary and has held this office bearer position for a number of years. She also serves on the Operations Sub-Committee and Audit & Business Sub-Committee. She is approachable and brings a lot of character to the meetings.
Esther is a tenant of the Association and has been for a long time. She enjoys being involved in the Events Focus Group that arrange local events for our local residents and loves the opportunity to catch up with them.
|Geraldine Connolly||Committee Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||
Geraldine has worked in housing, (Local Authorities and Housing Associations) mainly at a senior level, for 40 years and wanted to contribute to the work and development of the Association in the local area, so she brings this experience and knowledge to the Committee.
Geraldine is committed to supporting and contributing to the provision of good quality housing and a high standard of service for tenants and other customers of Tollcross Housing Association.
|William Dougan||Committee Memberemail@example.com||
Bill is a founding member of our Housing Association and over the last 40 years he has served the Committee with distinction. He has been a past Chair and was awarded the title of Honorary President of Tollcross Housing Association on our 40th Anniversary in 2014. He has played an important part in what the Association has achieved since its inception and has seen the organisation grow to what we see today.
He has been a local resident of Tollcross for over 40 years and he initially joined the Committee with a view to improving the living conditions of the local residents in Tollcross. Bill’s local knowledge of the area means he brings a great deal of experience to the Committee meetings which is vital at Tollcross Housing Association.
|Ian Smith||Committee Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||
Ian is an Association tenant and has played a significant role in leading us through the stock transfer from GHA in 2011.
Ian is a past Chair and is fully committed to achieving the Association’s aims and objectives. He serves on the Association’s Operations and Audit & Business Sub-Committees. He dedicates his time and energy to understanding the challenges our tenants and other customers experience and how the Association can contribute to alleviating these.
He also enjoys being involved in the community events that the Association arranges and supports the Events Focus Group to achieve these.
|Steve Fleming||Committee Memberemail@example.com||
As well as serving on the full Management Committee, Steve is a member of the Audit & Business Sub-Committee. This links nicely with his financial expertise following a career in banking.
Steve’s experience within the committee has been both varied and interesting, a position which he’s sure will continue to be the case.
|Ellen Garscadden||Committee Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ellen is an Association tenant and has lived in the local area all her life. She helped us get through the stock transfer from GHA. Ellen serves on the Association’s Operations Sub-Committee and uses her local knowledge to help the Management Committee make what she believes are good choices for our residents.|
|Brian McNally||Committee Memberemail@example.com||
Brian was very interested in contributing to the work of the Association and feels he brings an honest appraisal of activities that are happening within the local area. He demonstrates levels of fairness through the Association’s decision making processes.
Having served his time as a ships plumber then in the oil industry and travelling the world working on oil refineries, etc. Brian brings with him a welcome knowledge and understanding of repairs and the building industry.
Brian’s 2 children now live abroad in Germany and Belgium and he feels blessed to have his family extending over the years with 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
|Agnes Phillips||Committee Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||
Agnes has been a local resident of the community for several years and wanted to contribute to the overall decisions within her area.
She brings a lot of positivity and character to our meetings and is very supportive and committed to the Association’s aims and objectives.
Another of Agnes’ strengths is that she has a varied employment history, including working in housing for a number of years. Her position on the Committee is strengthened by her wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector.
|Ellen Stewart||Committee Memberemail@example.com||
Ellen joined the Association following the successful stock transfer from GHA. She has been a local resident of Tollcross for several years and initially joined the Committee to gain more knowledge of the overall housing plans for the area.
Ellen brings clarity to the meetings ensuring that she has a good understanding of what is being discussed. She also has a keen eye and is a great proof reader.
Ellen enjoys networking with other local peers, such as Auchenshuggle Community Council, to share experiences and local knowledge.
|Theresa Findlay||Committee Member||
Theresa is a tenant of the Association and has a genuine interest in what’s happening in the community. Her experience of being involved in other local and regional groups means she understands the importance of effective partnership working and represents the Association well.
Having recently retired from her career caring for the elderly, Theresa makes herself available for arranging and participating in local events.
|Gwen Wilson||Committee Memberfirstname.lastname@example.org||
Gwen is an Association tenant and initially joined the Association’s Management Committee in October 2014. Following a short period of absence, Gwen re-joined the Committee in 2020 and is proud to be part of the Association.
Gwen has grown up in the local area and has brought her own family up here too. She understands the day-to-day challenges faced by her neighbours and the wider community and wants to do the best she can to keep on making things better.
|John McMorrow||Co-opted Memberemail@example.com||
John joined the Management Committee as a Co-optee. He is a Chief Executive within the housing sector and has over 30 years’ experience in housing and it is because of his experience that he was invited to support the Committee. He has a substantial amount of skills and expertise to assist and help local tenants and other customers at Tollcross Housing Association.
John is committed to helping the Association achieve our overall aims and objectives.
|Drew McPhail||Co-opted Member||28.06.2021||