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Board of Management


An important aspect of the Association's business is our Governance. A key feature therefore is our governing body that consists entirely of local people working on a voluntary basis.

Many of our Board members are vastly experienced and trained to assist them carrry out their duties.  New Board members receive induction training, support and guidance to help them settle into their new role.

The Board of Management consists of a maximum of 15 Association members.  Every member is entitled to serve on the Board, a third of which is elected every year at the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Management is responsible for the direction and control of the organisation. The Board must ensure that the Association's vision, mission and values remain true to it's objectives. 

The Board focuses on the strategic direction of the Association and regularly monitors and reviews business performance. The Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team work closely with the Board developing our strategy and direction.

The day to day operations are managed by the Chief Executive. 


Meet the Board

Anna Stuart

Anna Stuart MBE
Chair, Cassiltoun Housing Association

Anna was elected as Chair after the AGM in August 2018. 

She first became a member of the Association in September 1992. 

Anna is a vastly experienced board member who helped found Castlemilk East Co-Op. Anna is a committed community activist who has worked hard towards the wider social and economic regeneration of Castlemilk. 

Anna’s work is widely recognised throughout the housing sector:-

  • 2004 – Employers in Voluntary Housing Board Member of the Year

  • 2010 – Evening Times Community Champion Award

  • 2011 – Awarded MBE in the New Year Honors List

  • 2016 – Mary Barbour Award, recognising the role of women in housing

Anna was formerly employed as a Civil Servant and is now retired from Glasgow City Council where she worked in a children's nursery. 

Anna is also the Chair of Cassiltoun Trust and a Board Member of Cassiltoun Stables Nursery.

Anna also has the SQA qualification in "Governance of the Scottish Housing Association".

George Kelly

George Kelly
Vice Chair and Treasurer 

George became Vice Chair and Treasurer after the AGM in August 2018.  He first became a member of the Association in August 2007.  George is a vastly experienced board member and holds the SQA qualification in "Governance of the Scottish Housing Association". 

George is employed in the retail sector in a supervisory capacity and educated to HNC level in Business Studies. George has a keen interest in finance and business planning.

George is the Chair of our subsidiary company Cassiltoun Stables Nursery.

Evelyn Ferguson

Evelyn Ferguson

Evelyn has been a Board member for over 16 years. Evelyn was elected as Secretary after the AGM in August 2018.  She first became a member of the Board in September 2002.  Evelyn has a keen interest in customer service and regularly attends external and internal training and networking events.

A highly motivated local resident who has made a significant contribution to the progress of Cassiltoun Housing Association.

Teresa McGowan

Teresa McGowan

Teresa joined the Board of Cassiltoun (previously Castlemilk East Housing Co-operative) in 1996. She stepped down and rejoined in September 2008.  Teresa is also Chairperson of the Operations Sub Committee. Teresa cares passionately about the local environment and property maintenance.

Teresa previously worked as a dental nurse for 13 years and was in the Territorial Army for 10 years.  Teresa remains committed to the community controlled housing movement and believes that tenants views must be heard.

Teresa Sadler

Teresa Sadler
Board Member

Teresa joined the Board in September 2010 and is a co-opted housing professional who works in Corporate Services within another housing association, educated to HND level in Administration and IT.

Teresa is a vastly experienced Board member who was previously the Chair of Cassiltoun Housing Association when she was local resident. 

Teresa has a passion for Castlemilk and cares about service delivery and achieving value for money.


William Craig

William Craig
Board Member

William was elected to join the Board of Management in August 2013.

William is a long standing resident in Castlemilk and cares about his local environment.  William is very involved in his local church and supports social inclusion.  Now retired after serving the city as a bus driver for 36 years.

William has attended various training and development sessions to help improve his effectiveness as a local Board member.

Jim Garrow

Jim Garrow
Board Member

Jim was co-opted onto the Board of Management in September 2015 and then elected to the Board at the AGM in 2016.  Jim has been a resident of Castlemilk for 42 years and understands the needs of the community. 

Jim has proved to be a very committed individual with a fantastic attendance record at Board and Sub Committee meetings and numerous training and external conference events.

Julie McNeil

Julie McNeil
Board Member

Julie joined the Board in October 2016 as a co-optee and following the AGM in August 2017 is now a full board member.  Julie first became involved with the Association when she joined the tenants Estate Action Group to help improve the local environment.  As a local resident of 30 years, Julie wanted to give something back to her community and by joining the Board has provided the opportunity to do so.

Julie cares passionately about the local environment and customer service standards.

Julie is committed to improving her skills to improve her effectiveness as a Board member and regularly attends training and conference events.

debbie Mackenzie

Debbie Mackenzie
Board Member

Debbie joined the Board in April 2017 as a co-optee member and after the AGM in August 2017 became a full Board member.  Debbie currently works in the education sector having previously worked in the housing sector within the city.

Debbie has an interest in good governance and is vastly experiences having served on the Board of the local high school.

Debbie is educated to HNC level in Public Administration.

Debbie is a local resident who wishes to support the community based housing model and is committed to personal development to improve her effectiveness.

Donna Ferguson

Donna Ferguson
Board Member

Donna joined the Board after the AGM in August 2018.  She has over 30 years experience of working in a child care environment.

Donna is a resident of Castlemilk.   She recently decided to become more involved with the Association after reading about all the great work that Cassiltoun Housing Association does for the community.  Donna also was aware that the Association were looking for new board members.

Richard Sullivan

Richard Sullivan
Co-Optee Board Member

Richard Sullivan has 25 years’ experience in the third sector and 17 years’ professional experience in the public and private sectors. His experience as a consultant and project manager across the sectors has developed an understanding and appreciation of the different pressures and structures within them and of the varying demands on management. His experience includes managing budgets ranging from £250k to £1.9 million, while monitoring financial policy and budgets for a multitude of clients as set against contractual agreements.

Richard was co-opted onto the Board of Management at their meeting on 28th November 2018.

Kim McKee

Kim McKee
Co-Optee Board Member

Kim has ten years experience in researching and teaching housing across four different academic institutions (Glasgow, Open University, St Andrews and Stirling).  She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling, teaching the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Housing Studies, which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Kim is a strong supporter of the CCHA model and has always been impressed by the community development and regeneration work Cassiltoun has been involved in.

Kim was co-opted onto the Board of Management at their meeting on 28th November 2018.

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