Our Staff

James Strang Interim Director
Moyra McKenzie Finance Manager (P/T)
Jillian Fearnside Senior Housing Officer
Jacqueline Brown Asset Management Officer
Ikra Aziz Housing Assistant

Staff Biographies

James Strang – Interim Director

James has joined the Association as interim Director as of 13th November 2023, and will remain in post until the process of recruiting a permanent Director is complete in the new year.  James has many years of experience in the housing sector holding senior positions in several local authorities, and most recently as the Chief Executive of Parkhead Housing Association.  He is on the board of Shelter, the Homeless Network Scotland and the Scottish Pantry Network amongst others.  He also serves as chair of the board of Riverside Scotland, a housing association covering the south west of Scotland.

Moyra McKenzie – Finance Manager

Moyra joined the Association in May 1992 as a bookkeeper, then Finance Officer and now Finance Manager.  As the original member of staff, Moyra worked closely with John to develop the Association, setting up many of the initial processes.  Moyra is assisted by FMD Financial Services.

Jillian Fearnside – Senior Housing Officer

Jillian has a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies from the University of Glasgow in 2013. Jillian joined the Association on 15 June 2015 from Bellsmyre Housing Association. Jillian originally joined as a Housing Assistant and is now the Senior Housing Officer.

Jacqueline Brown – Asset Management Officer

Jacqueline joined the Association 23 January 1993, together with John and Moyra they formed the original nucleus of the Association.  Jacqueline joined as an admin assistant and is now responsible for assisting the Director with the repairs and maintenance function within the Association.  Jacqueline is the qualified first aider for the organisation.

Ikra Aziz - Housing Assistant

Ikra joined the Association on 15 August 2022 from a temporary post with Govan Housing Association where she worked as a Housing Assistant and previously as a Maintenance Assistant.