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SFHA 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

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Wed, 28 Aug from
11:30 to 14:30 (BST)


Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ



About the Event

The SFHA’s 44th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28th August 2019 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ.

Registration will start at 11:00am followed by a welcome from our Board Chair Gerry O’Sullivan and myself. After our AGM business and a break for lunch and networking, there will be a discussion on “Housing 2040: What should be in the Scottish Government’s next housing programme?”, with expert panellists including:

  • Mairi Spowage, the Fraser of Allander Institute’s Deputy Director
  • Gordon MacRae, Head of Communications & Policy of Shelter Scotland
  • Karen Campbell, Senior Associate Director at Scottish Futures Trust  

The formal paperwork will be posted out to you in August.



Who Can Attend?

Please note: Our AGM is a member only event, if you haven’t already, please book now and remember to book a place for your Member Representative for voting proceedings. We are limited to 70 places and priority will be given to Member Representatives.

Date & Venue

This year's AGM takes place on Wednesday 28 August at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation in Edinburgh city centre. The venue allows easy access to public transport and taxis and it is just a short walk away from Edinburghs main train station.

Please note there is no parking on site at ECCI but parking is available on either Infirmary Street or the nearby Radisson Hotel on Blackfriars Street. This parking is chargeable.

The ECCI does have 3 parking bays for disabled persons who are blue badge holders and also 2 electric vehicle charging bays.

How to Book

To book your place, please use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page.

Please book by Friday 16 August 2019 to avoid disappointment. We are limited to 70 places for the event and priority will be given to Member’s Representatives, CEOs and their Board.


Member Price FREE

Non-member Price N/A

SFHA 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ


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Sally Thomas
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

Sally Thomas is Chief Executive at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the national representative body for Scotland’s housing associations and co-operatives. 

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 She has worked for several housing associations in London and the North East of England, most recently as Head of Community Investment at North Star Housing Group.  Previously, she worked for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), on regeneration at an urban development corporation, as director of a consultancy specialising in community-based development and leading on social purpose and wider role at the Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT).

She has co-authored several publications for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Chartered Institute of Housing, HACT, think tanks and government departments.  The most recent is ‘Acting on Localism: the role of housing associations in driving a community agenda’, published by Respublica.

She has chaired and served on a variety of boards in the housing, arts, health and charitable sectors, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).

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Karen Campbell
Scottish Futures Trust

Karen leads SFT’s housing programmes (including the National Housing Trust, Housing Delivery Partnerships and Home Ownership Made Easy) and manages the team in the development of new initiatives to support the delivery of housing across Scotland. 

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Previously Karen was Director of Policy & Operations at Homes for Scotland, responsible for addressing challenges across the house building industry, including the supply of homes, access to development finance, mortgage lending, skill shortages and quality. 

Past roles include a secondment to the Scottish Government to help deliver the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative and with West Lothian Council where she undertook both quality assurance and front-line roles within the housing management service.


Karen is a Social Policy graduate from Edinburgh University and attained her masters in Housing at Heriot Watt University.

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