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Barrhead elects new Office Bearers following successful AGM

Barrhead Housing Association held its 32nd AGM at the Foundry on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

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Barrhead Housing Association held its 32nd AGM at the Foundry on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

Members were updated by the Chairperson, Chief Executive, Director of Corporate Services, and external auditors Chiene + Tait on the activities from the year ending March 2018.

As well as the good financial performance, the Chairperson spoke of the governance review completed in the last year and proposed changes for the Governing Board. The Chief Executive provided an update on activities including performance against the Charter, community regeneration, community benefit jobs and placements, and plans to develop more new homes.

Of the governance review, consultant Alison Smith from Allanpark, said:

“Allanpark Consultants Ltd was commissioned to support the Chair to undertake an appraisal of each member of the governing body. I facilitated a series of focused, coaching-style conversations, providing opportunities for feedback and support.

“Allanpark’s final report concluded there was a high level of competence among the governing body members and an impressive commitment to making a meaningful and positive contribution to the organisation. A clear succession plan emerged during the process.”

The succession plan was approved ahead of the AGM and the following new Office Bearers elected:

  • Chairperson, David McCready;
  • Vice chairperson, John Hamilton;
  • Conveners of Sub-Groups, Tommy Reilly, Drew McKinney and Chris Baird.

Accepting the position of Chairperson, David McCready said:

“I have worked in housing for many years and this appointment comes at a time when, as Chairperson, I can assist the Association with its future plans. I look forward to the many challenges ahead and look forward to working with my fellow Board members and staff.”

Local MP Paul Masterton also attended to assist with the presentation of the awards for a garden competition and the ‘John McIntyre’ good neighbour winners.

AGM presentations, including the Chief Executive’s report and financial performance presentation, are available to download from the Association’s website.