Our Management Committee acts as our governing body and is responsible for setting our aims and objectives and monitoring our progress in achieving them. Management Committee members meet once a month, ten times a year to:
- Set short and long terms objectives for the Association
- Discuss the overall operation of the Association in its use of resources, achievement of aims and objectives, financial viability and service delivery for tenants and service users
- Ensure that the Association meets its legal and regulatory obligations.
Our Management Committee:
Chairperson: Margaret McIntyre
Margaret has been a member of Southside Housing Association’s board for almost 10 years, but has been active on local housing groups in the Cardonald area for almost 20 years. Margaret worked in the motor industry for a number of years and is a retired administrator with the N.H.S.
Margaret works a voluntary basis for the Royal Voluntary Service at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. Margaret was elected Chairperson in 2017.
Vice-Chairperson: Betty MacNeil
Betty became a Board member in 1995 and has served as Chairperson for two separate spells over nearly 10 years. Betty has also been Chair of Pollokshields Neighbourhood Committee. Betty is a retired Catering Manager and is active in a number of local community organisations.
Secretary: Iain Dyer
Iain is one of the 7 founder members of Southside Housing Association (previously Pollokshields H.A.), the second oldest HA in Glasgow. Iain served 20 years as Councillor for Pollokshields and registered the first 27 community based HAs in the city.
As an elected member Iain was heavily involved in establishing the City Council’s policy on housing co-operatives, and on the implementation of the Homeless Persons Act.
Along with Professor Duncan McLennan Iain set up the Glasgow University Diploma in Housing, a centre for excellence in housing training in Scotland some 30 years ago, which has trained hundreds of HA staff.
Iain served as a Scottish member of the UK wide Housing Corporation for a decade and is active in a host of community based groups.
Surjit Singh Chowdhary