Meet our Management Team

Sharon Keenan, Chief Executive Officer

Sharon Keenan, Chief Executive Officer, 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. 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, Head of Housing Services, 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 groups members in relation to rent arrears, void loss and re-let times.

Lynette Lees, Head of Finances & Corporate Services

Lynette Lees FCCA, Head of Finance and Corporate Services, 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 responsible for production of short, medium and long term projections and regular monitoring and reporting thereof, Lynette oversees and monitors all aspects of procurement and asset management and aims to ensure high performance and value for money is achieved in the delivery of CHA services, contracts and capital purchases. Lynette takes the lead in administrating our CHA Power and Radnor Park Homes subsidiaries and ensures compliance with appropriate statutory, regulatory and accounting requirements alongside high levels of governance.

Alison Macfarlane, Housing Services Manager

Alison Macfarlane, Housing Services 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 Alison 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 and 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 oversees all 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.