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 - September 2019)
Chairperson - Joan McFarlane
Vice-Chairperson - Helen Eakin
Secretary - Paul McBride
Board Member - Margaret Bowie
Board Member - David Riddell
Board Member - Tanith Diggory
Board Member - Elspeth Kerr
Board Member - George Rankin
Board Member - Jonathan McAllister
Board Member - Sheila Smyth
Board Member - Tiffany Harvey
Board Member - Andrew Loen
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.
Helen Eakin (Vice Chair) – 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
Paul McBride (Secretary) – Health & Safety officer in the drinks industry; knowledge of H&S legislation as it relates to the Co-operative and of technical aspects of the Co-operative’s properties
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
Tanith Diggory (Member) – Artist and owner of an internet-based company selling her own designs incorporated into a number of different items. Member of the PTA and her children’s school
George Rankin (Member) – Retired; previously worked as a gardener and was employed as a painter/decorator previously.
David Riddell (Member) – David has previously served on the Board. He is presently a voluntary worker at the Thomas Fortune Works Centre in Drumchapel.
Jonathan McAllister (Member) – Jonathan works as a bus driver and has previous experience from being a Board member from 2012 to 2014 before re-joining in 2019
Sheila Smyth (Member) – Retired; previously worked as a cotton doffer.
Tiffany Harvey (Member) – Tiffany recently graduated with a Financial Honours Degree and joined the Board in April 2020.
Andrew Loen (Member) - Andrew is a registered paediatric nurse and joined the Board in April 2020.
Key documents relating to the Board
|Code of Conduct (Board)||Code of Conduct (Board)|