Joining The Board
This is YOUR Co-operative, YOUR Community and is run by YOU the members....it is important that we have a variety of tenants to make decisions on how WE manage YOUR Co-operative. This includes provision of services such as close cleaning, garden maintenance, rent increase levels, employing staff, allocating houses, improving services, making financial decisions by agreeing budgets.....and much more!
It is important that YOU are the ones involved in making these decisions and having satisfaction that YOU have made a difference in how we run YOUR Co-operative.
Being part of the Board also widens your social network, provides training, increases your skills and knowledge in various areas and helps when seeking employment or just wanting to be part of something that makes a difference.
We are asking so little of your time...........a maximum of 2.5 hours a month to attend a meeting and discuss and agree on these important issues.....without volunteers, then control of YOUR Co-operative could be at risk!
Drumchapel Housing Co-operative Limited is run by a Voluntary Management Board.
Our Board (most recently updated - June 2021)
Chairperson - Joan McFarlane
Vice-Chairperson - Andrew Loen
Secretary - Josephine Barnshaw
Board Member - Helen Eakin
Board Member - Margaret Bowie
Board Member - David Riddell
Board Member - Elspeth Kerr
Co-optee - Tiffany Harvey
Board Member - David O'Hara
Board Members - Bios
Joan McFarlane (Chair) – Joan was previously Chair of another RSL and has an in-depth local knowledge and experience of community-based organisations. She has undertaken several general and Chair-specific training sessions/residential conferences in recent months and is keen to continue to build on her previous skills.
Andrew Loen (Vice Chair) - Andrew worked as a registered paediatric nurse and joined the Board in April 2020.
Josie Barnshaw (Secretary) - Josie is a self-employed co-ordinator in the sport and leisure industry, and also a member of the Board for Strathclyde Autistic Society. Josie has previously served on the Board of another social landlord and has experience of management posts in the health and oil industries.
Helen Eakin (Member) – Retired; previous work history includes warehouse manager for logistics company, working in factories and a domestic cleaner in a primary school. Helen has also previously been the Co-operative’s Chair and Vice Chair
Margaret Bowie (Member) – Retired; previous employment included working for debt management company, office worker in a funeral parlour and a domestic worker in a bakery
Elspeth Kerr (Member) - Local authority councillor since May 2017 and works as community development consultant and counsellor for COPE (Scotland). Recipient of inspirational person of the year award in 2015 for managing long term health issues and work in the community
David Riddell (Member) – David has previously served on the Board. He is presently a voluntary worker at the Thomas Fortune Works Centre in Drumchapel.
Tiffany Harvey (Co-optee) – Tiffany recently graduated with a Financial Honours Degree, is a part-qualified accountant with the ACCA, and joined the Board in April 2020.
David O'Hara (Member) - David is a new Board Member and is a retired bus driver.
Key documents relating to the Board
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