Meet our Management Team
Sharon Keenan, Chief Executive
Sharon Keenan, Chief Executive, joined the staff in 1985 and was previously Finance Manager and Depute Director before her appointment as Chief Executive in January 2015. She holds a BA in Business and Management with distinction from Glasgow Caledonian University and also has an HNC in Accountancy. She oversees all aspects of the organisation and has extensive experience in finance, HR, corporate governance and wider role and was also significantly involved in the successful transfer of c. 700 former Scottish Homes’ properties in 1999.
Joe Farrell, Head of Housing Services
Joe Farrell, previously Housing Manager, joined the staff as Housing Officer in 2002, having previously accrued several years’ experience in social housing as a Housing Officer with North Ayrshire Council and latterly with Cunninghame Housing Association. Joe graduated with a BSc in Geography from Glasgow University in 1994 and in 1997 gained the postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies. Joe is responsible for the delivery of the Housing Management service and has consistently outperformed key performance indicators as well as achieving favourable comparison with other local housing providers and peer group members in relation to rent arrears, void loss and re-let times.
Lynette Lees, Head of Finances & Corporate Services
Lynette Lees FCCA, previously Finance Manager, graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BA (Hons) in June 2001. She completed her professional accountancy exams and became fully qualified in June 2005 to become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and became a fellow member in 2011. Before joining the CHA senior staff team in August 2007, she was responsible for auditing a wide range of Housing Associations and Local Housing Organisations in the Glasgow area. As well as heading up the finance and administration team, she is responsible for the production of short, medium and long term projections and regular monitoring and reporting thereof. Lynette also oversees the factoring service delivery to over 600 owner occupiers and takes the lead in administrating our CHA Power and Radnor Park Homes subsidiaries.
Alison Macfarlane, Maintenance Manager
Alison Macfarlane, Maintenance Manager, joined the staff in 1995, having previously worked with the Stakis Group for fifteen years. Previously Maintenance Officer, she successfully secured the Maintenance Manager/Health & Safety Administrator position in 2006 and has been charged with ensuring that the Association’s short, medium and long-term maintenance obligations are undertaken and completed. Alison possesses the Association of Project Managers Introductory Certificate and was directly responsible for all our current stock being SHQS compliant well in advance of the 2015 deadline. She was also involved in the successful stock transfer process in 1999 and has managed the maintenance of the transfer stock ever since.
Fiona White, Finance & Corporate Services Manager
Fiona White, Finance & Corporate Services Manager, joined the Association in 1993 and was previously Finance Officer before being recently promoted to her current temporary 18-month role. Fiona will oversee all of our funded wider role projects including delivery of services at Centre81as well as an array of financial responsibilities within the Finance and Corporate Services Section. Fiona is an
associate member of the Institute of Residential Property Management and is currently undertaking study towards an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting.