Our Board of Management
Almond Housing Association is led by a voluntary Board of Management, which 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 Adam Turner (Chair), Christopher Boyle, Craig Morton, Darren Lewis, Julie Riley, Martin Joyce, Neil Tulloch, Tricia Hill and Victoria Bluck (Vice Chair).
Adam is currently a Director based in the Corporate Finance - Infrastructure & Government team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Based in Edinburgh, Adam focuses on the structuring, finance raising, procurement and business case development for large infrastructure investment projects in the UK and further afield.
Adam joined the Board in September 2017.
Vicky is currently Head of Risk for Customer Channels at Lloyds Banking Group, specialising in conduct, compliance, and operational risk. Vicky has an extensive background in risk management and housing policy and has worked with the Department for Communities and Local Government in England on shared ownership and Right to Buy.
Vicky has been a Board member since November 2020.
Martin is an experienced Project Director and Chartered Architect, and is currently working for the University of the West of Scotland as Director of Estates & Campus Services.
Martin has been a Board member since September 2015.
Chris is an experienced professional with a strong background in construction, with particular reference to procurement and the development and use of frameworks. Since 2018, Chris has been the Framework Director for McLaughlin & Harvey.
Chris was elected to the Board in September 2019.
Craig is currently the Head of Finance and Procurement at the Information Commissioners Office. Craig is a qualified accountant with over 10 years’ experience in public and private finance, predominantly in the healthcare sector.
Craig joined the Board in November 2020.
Neil is a retired solicitor with 25 years’ experience in a high street law firm. He was also involved, for over 30 years and in various capacities, including at board level, with a private landlord charity providing housing to ex-Service personnel with disabilities.
Neil has been a Board member since September 2020.
Tricia is currently Head of Placemaking at Scottish Canals. An experienced regeneration and development specialist. Tricia has over 15 years of experience leading large scale transformative housing led regeneration programmes for both the local authority and RSL sectors.
Tricia joined the Board in September 2022.
Darren is currently Head of Service Design & Improvement at Trust Housing Association, leading improvement projects and supporting the delivery of the wider business strategy. Darren has a passion for engaging with customers and employees using Service Design and Systems Thinking methodologies to improve performance, satisfaction and experiences.
Darren joined the Board in September 2022.
Julie is currently the Neighbourhood Services Lead at Berwickshire Housing Association within the Scottish Borders. Julie has worked in social housing for 25 years, enjoying being a Housing Officer before taking on a leadership role. Julie is particularly interested in the positive difference housing, and its respective services, can make to a person’s life.
Julie joined the Board in September 2022.
Board Members support the Association’s aims and objectives, and each individual brings a particular skill. A large proportion of the Board will either be Association tenants or residents of West Lothian who support the Association’s aims and objectives. View our Board meeting minutes.
If vacancies remain after the AGM, the Board may co-opt individuals to bring 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.