Board of management as at September 2021
|Helen Boath - Chair|
Helen was appointed as Chair of Fife Housing Group in September 2019, having stood as Vice Chair since 2018, and has been a Board member since September 2015. A qualified accountant who has been working in a number of interim finance roles over the last few years, Helen is also currently studying at the Open University for a Bachelor’s degree in Languages.
|Sandra Stock - Vice Chair|
Sandra has been a Board member since 2015 and was appointed as Vice Chair in September 2019. She is also currently Chair of our wholly-owned subsidiary, PACT
Enterprises Ltd. Sandra is now retired but previously spent many years working as the Head of Human Resources at Cairn Housing Association.
Derek has been a Board member since September 2015. He currently works at Cairn Housing Association as Director of Finance and Business Services. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Derek’s commercial accounting background is within engineering, telecommunications and, more recently, property development and banking. Derek has recently completed an MBA at Edinburgh University which adds a managerial awareness to his existing commercial experience.
Stephen has been a Board member since 2015 and works at Stirling Council as Chief Officer for Housing, having previously worked with Midlothian Council as a Housing Strategy and Performance Manager. Stephen graduated from the University of Stirling with a Masters in Housing Policy.
Fiona works as a Senior Compliance Manager in the Risk, Conduct and Compliance function at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Fiona has experience managing and mitigating risk across a wide ranging organisation, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance with complex regulations. Fiona is a qualified lawyer having undertaken her traineeship in-house at RBS following her graduation from Dundee University in 2013.
Previously a PACT Board member, Martin works as a Financial Controller at CGI and graduated with a 1st class MA Hons Accounting degree from University of Aberdeen.
Laurie has been a Board member at Fife Housing Group since September 2018 and is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. A certified accountant who has, for over 20 years, held senior finance positions across both public and private industry, covering housing, health, local government, education and engineering sectors, Laurie is currently Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Lanarkshire Housing Association. His most notable achievements include being part of the Babcock Finance team managing the complex design of Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, the modernisation of financial services at Edinburgh Napier University and a significant contribution to the smooth transition of services during the amalgamation of NHS Trusts to Regional Boards.
Since graduating from Strathclyde University with an engineering degree, Lynne has worked in a variety of roles (software developer; project manager; customer operations; partner manager and now Customer Experience Leader) always in the telecoms sector. As a Fife lover with a passion for people and an interest in housing, being a Fife Housing Group Board Member offers Lynne the perfect opportunity to stretch her existing skills in new directions.
Colin is currently retired but previously worked in local government for 32 years and held senior positions in Planning and Housing at West Lothian Council.
Ron has been working in further education for over 16 years, He has Managed and Directed various departments on behalf of Fife College and is now working at Edinburgh college as a Curriculum Manager. Areas of responsibility included Built Environment, Construction, Engineering, Science, Maths and Sport. He has also been involved in developing business opportunities for the colleges and stakeholders of Fife and now the Lothians. Ron sees his career as exciting, challenging and one that has brought personal achievement and award. He has the pleasure of working with many different organisations and talented people throughout the community.
Brian works as Programmes Director in the delivery of vehicles and equipment for the global defence market. In this role, he manages complex high-value programmes on a day to day basis, which saw him travel and live across the UK and Europe for several years. He relocated to Fife in 2013 to be closer to ageing parents and finally lay down roots back in Scotland. In his early career, he was a soldier in the British Army where he served as a helicopter crewman.
Esther is currently the Interim Chair of NHS Lothian. Previous roles include Senior Governor at the University of Aberdeen, Chair of NHS 24, non-executive director with Scottish Government and the Scottish Ambulance Service and Chair of NHS Fife and the Scottish Further Education Funding Council. She also served as an independent member of the Press Complaints Commission and as Chair of SACRO, the community justice charity.
Esther was actively involved in the campaign to secure Scotland’s Parliament as Co-ordinator of the Scottish Constitutional Convention, and as a member of the Consultative Steering Group that developed the standing orders for the Parliament. She is also a Fellow of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and the RSA.