Our Board of Management
Almond Housing Association is led by a voluntary Board of Management, and is responsible for the governance of the multi-million pound business. It has between 7 and 15 members on it at any one time.
Any member of the Association, as defined in the Membership Policy, may be nominated and stand for election to the Board. Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting. The nomination and election procedures are explained in the information sent to every member before the AGM.
Our current Board Members are Anne Gault, Jeremy Hewer, Stuart Murray, Andrew Saunders, Ann Wilson, Martin Joyce, Bridget Cameron, June Robertson, Joseph Pinkerton (Co-optee), Caroline Rodgers and Adam Turner.
Up to 50% of the Board may neither live nor work in West Lothian, but support the Association’s aims and objectives and bring a particular skill to Board business. The remainder of the Board will either be Association tenants or residents of West Lothian who support the Association’s aims and objectives.
If vacancies remain after the AGM, the Board may co-opt individuals to bring their membership up to the maximum of 15, and/or to bring particular skills or professional experience to the Board. Co-opted members may serve until the next AGM, at which time they will stand down, but they will be eligible to stand for election if they are an Association member and are nominated.
Being a Board Member
Each Board Member is expected to contribute actively and constructively to the work of Almond. Each member must accept and share collective responsibility for the decisions properly taken by the Board. All members are equally responsible in law for the decisions made.
Each member must act only in the best interests of Almond and its customers, and not on behalf of any constituency, other organisation or interest group.