Eildon Housing Association is managed by a voluntary board of up to 15 members. Our board members come from different backgrounds and relevant interest groups, as well as different parts of the region.
The board is elected each year from the members of Eildon Housing Association. It holds regular meetings to set our strategy, establish policy and monitor progress.
There are nine meetings of Eildon Housing Association board each year.
Board Meetings April 2019 – March 2020
- 17 April 2019
- 15 May 2019
- 12 June 2019
- 7 August 2019
- 4 September 2019
- 13 November 2019
- 11 December 2019
- 5 February 2020
- 11 March 2020
Minutes of previous meetings can be viewed or downloaded from our library.
As well as meetings only for board members, we also hold regular tenant meetings which are open to everyone.
EILDON HOUSING ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS
I live in Edinburgh and Yarrow. I joined Eildon Housing Association Board in 2013, and became Vice Chair in 2016 until 2018, and I was also Chair of Eildon Enterprise Ltd from 2015 – 2018. Before I retired, I worked in housing for over forty years, including periods in local government, with Shelter, in university education and with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.
I have an MA in Geography and a post-graduate degree in Urban Studies as well as a diploma in Business Studies and a recently-acquired degree in History through the Open University.
In my spare time, I enjoy hill walking, birdwatching, reading, cinema and world-wide traveling.
I moved to the Borders in 2005 to take up a post with Borders Council as the Senior Manager for Housing. I first lived in Kelso and then moved to Tweedbank in 2008. I have recently joined Eildon’s Board and honoured to take up the position as Vice Chair. I have 20 years’ experience in housing both in academia and local government. I worked in Strategic Housing, Homelessness, Anti-Social Behaviour, Welfare and Employability including Poverty. I retired from the Council in October 2018.
Prior to this I practiced as a Counselling Psychologist specialising in eating disorders and general therapy. I have an MSc in Housing, a BSc (Hons) in Counselling Psychology and a diploma in Counselling.
Over the years I have enjoyed hill and coastal walking, my dog Blue, cooking/eating out and travelling.
Chairman of Eildon Enterprise Ltd (EEL)
I joined Eildon Housing Association Board in 2015. I am also a Director of Eildon Enterprise Ltd.
Before my retirement, I was Director of Planning at Homes for Scotland, the voice of the Scottish home building industry.
I have a Diploma in Town Planning and a B.Sc (Hons.) Degree in Town and Country Planning. I was a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute from 1976 until 2014. I am Chair of the Trekking and Riding Society of Scotland and a Director of Horsescotland. Most recently I have been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
In my spare time, I enjoy commentating at Horse Trials, watching rugby and playing golf.
I live in Edinburgh and joined the Eildon Housing Association Board in September 2017. I’m passionate about helping businesses to succeed through people and I have a portfolio career; I provide consultancy services to a number of businesses as part of the Re:markable (the home of Investors in People Scotland) team and the Advance Consultancy. I’m also Vice Chair of the South-East Scotland Branch of the CIPD.
I have a PG Diploma (PgDip) in Personnel Management and I’m a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD). I’m also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (MCIBS).
In my spare time, I enjoy family life, keeping fit and travel.
I live in Melrose and I am a tenant of Eildon Housing Association. I became Vice Chair of the Eildon Scrutiny Panel following training delivered by CiH, in September 2014. I joined the Eildon Board in December 2016.
I have 40 years’ experience in Construction and Civil Engineering. Academically, I attained the level of a Master of Science, I also have a Diploma in Construction Management Studies and am a Fellow of the Forum for the Built Environment.
I previously worked as Director of Infrastructure working jointly for the Department for International Development and the Government of Montserrat. Prior to this I was the Divisional Manager of Direct Services with a Scottish Local Authority for 18 years.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking (usually with an irrational and unpredictable Lakeland Terrier), travelling and DIY.
I live in Lauder. Before retirement, I worked for Borders Regional Council as Assistant Director of Planning and Development and Scottish Borders Council as Head of Economic Development. I am also former chairman of Scottish Borders Rural Partnership.
I joined the board in 2003, and I am also a member of Eildon Enterprise Ltd.
I have a BA (Hons) in Social Science and an MBA from Edinburgh University. I have a Diploma in Architecture and I am a member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, spending time with my family, gardening and crosswords.
I was born in Glasgow and am a graduate of London University, a Member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
I joined the boards of Eildon Housing Association and Eildon Enterprise on moving to the Scottish Borders in September 2018.
I am an experienced company director and trustee with wide UK and international involvement in a range of industry sectors and markets. I have my own consultancy practice providing board-level strategic advice. Formerly I was chief executive of the financial services industry body, Scottish Financial Enterprise and of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.
During my career I have served on various European Union and Scottish and UK government industry forums. In Scotland I was a founding trustee of the independent think tank, Reform Scotland and a member of the boards of numerous business, economic development and charitable initiatives.
My personal interests including equestrian sports, the countryside and the Arts.
Chairman of Audit & Risk Committee (ARC)
I live in Galashiels, and joined Eildon Housing Association Board in 2011.
I am the Bursar at Austin Friars School in Carlisle and I am an Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, having spent 29 years in the service of the Royal Bank of Scotland, latterly as a Business Relationship Manager in Kelso before leaving in 2006
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, I have supported local rugby and am involved in a wide range of community activities.
William Wilkie MBE
I live in Bowden, and have been a board member of Eildon Housing Association Board since 1978. I served as chair from 1982-2009, and I am also a member of Eildon Enterprise Ltd.
Before my retirement, I was Director of Estates at NHS Borders. I also lectured in Architectural Management and Construction Economics at Edinburgh University.
I was made an MBE for services to the Community. I have a BSc in Building Engineering Management.
In my spare time I still attempt to play golf.
I live in Stow and joined Eildon Housing Association Board in November 2017. I have had a career in property both commercial and residential. I was an Associate Director, Lettings, Rettie & Co and have over 15 years experience of working in the private rented sector including MMR.
In my spare time I like being with family and friends, horse racing and other country pursuits. I am a member of the Broughton Choral Society and a Volunteer at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.
I am a director and vice-chairman of Allied Surveyors Scotland plc, a national firm of Chartered Surveyors, mainly providing survey and valuation advice of residential and commercial properties across Scotland, although we also run Commercial Agency and Building Consultancy departments. I am also a director of Onesurvey Ltd, a web based delivery platform for the provision of Home Reports.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, having qualified in 1994, and I sit on the RICS Residential Property Professional Group Board. During the earlier part of my career I qualified as an Architectural Technician, working in private practice and also spent some time as a Local Authority Building Control Officer.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, following Selkirk, Scotland and England cricket and I have supported Selkirk Rugby Football Club for many years. I also play in Selkirk Silver Band and can be found hacking around a golf course now and then.