Our Team

Leadership Team

Paul Martin

Chief Executive Officer

Paul has been the Director of Milnbank Housing Association since October 2022. He has extensive senior management experience spanning over 25 years, with over six years of experience as the Chief Executive of the leading Scottish Charity, The Merchants House of Glasgow. Before that, he was a Member of the Scottish Parliament for 17 years, where he served as the Convenor of the Audit Committee and for over six years as the Shadow Business Manager and Chief of Staff.

As Director, Paul is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to the staff management team and managing and developing the Association in response to the wishes of the Management Committee.

Linda Sichi

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Linda has worked at Milnbank for 40 years. She has been in her current role as Depute Director for over 20 years. Her previous posts included Housing Manager and she has worked in Finance, Admin, Maintenance and Factoring and her current remit include Head of HR and Governance.

Linda has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies from the University of Glasgow. She is currently a Board Member of the Glasgow & West of Scotland Housing Forum and has previously served on the Boards of SHARE and the local East End Advice Centre.

Rona Anderson

Director of Asset Management

Rona has worked for over 30 years in the Housing Association sector, focusing on housing development, physical regeneration and asset management.  Prior to joining Milnbank HA in 2023, Rona has worked in leadership roles for Shettleston HA, Wellhouse HA, Loretto HA and Queens Cross HA.

As Director of Asset Management, Rona is responsible for the Association’s housing and property assets, ensuring we deliver effective maintenance and investment services to tenants, and working to improve the quality of our stock.  She also oversees the Association’s programme of Development projects, to deliver new homes for rent.

Rona has a BSc. in Town Planning from the University of Glasgow.

Chris Chalk

Director of Housing & Community Initiatives

Chris has substantial experience working in social housing. Chris started with Argyll & Bute Council as it transitioned to Argyll Community Housing Association in 2003. He then moved onto GHA/Wheatley in 2005 and worked in various roles, including Housing Management, Service Improvement, Repairs & Maintenance and Compliance, and across various areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Before coming to Milnbank Housing Association Chris was the Housing Manager with Trafalgar Housing Association. He is a board member with Dunbritton Housing Association and represents Dunbritton on the board of EVH. Chris has a Bachelors degree in Business IT and a diploma in Housing studies. 

Chris is passionate about delivering tenant and community focussed services and strongly believes that our customers should be the ones who shape our services. 

Management Team

Paul Cowan

Asset Manager

Paul has over 30 years’ experience working in the housing sector.  He started as an apprentice joiner with Reidvale Housing Association in 1990 then moved on to work for various other housing associations including Milnbank, Link and New Gorbals.  Paul has held the post of Maintenance Manager for the past 13 years.

As a previous resident in a housing association, Paul fully understands and is passionate about delivering the ethos of a Community Controlled Housing Association.

Paul has an HNC in Building Supervision and a Diploma in Site Management. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building. He also has various Health & Safety Qualifications including IOSH Working and Managing Safely.

Collette Anderson

Corporate Services Manager

Collette has worked at Milnbank HA since 2010 and has progressed her career over the years from Office Trainee to Corporate Services Manager. Within her current role, Collette line manages aspects of the Corporate Services function, this includes a key remit of heading HR, IT and Customer Services and also deputising for Governance issues for the Directorate. Part of Collette’s remit also involves strategically line managing the Community Engagement Team and MCE employees, including Carbon Footprints Nursery. In addition, Collette is an influencer for MHA’s emerging leaders.

Collette holds a Master’s Degree in Housing Studies from the University of Glasgow and graduated with Distinction.

Other Staff Departments

Housing Services Manager
TBC

Senior Housing Services Officer
Lauren White

Housing Services Officers
Robert Imrie
Lorraine McKenna
Lorraine Strang
Rosemary Breslin
Peter Davies (temporary)
Mary Hegazy (temporary)

Head of Property
Gail Sherriff

Factoring Manager
Joanne MacMillan

Compliance Officer
Pauline Hamilton

Business Relations Manager
Joe Scott

Support Accommodation Manager
Nora Cartwright

Senior Supported Accommodation Workers
Cathy McGoldrick
Frances Casey

Supported Accommodation Workers

Donna Goldie
Jean Nixon
Keri Gillespie

Corporate Services Manager
Collette Anderson

Corporate Services Administrator
Darren Ward

Customer Services Assistants
Claire Robinson
Lynsey McKinna

Office Cleaners
Sharon Robertson
Jean Robertson
Catrina Foote

Finance & IT Manager 
Gordon Kerr

Finance Officer
Catherine Thom

Finance Assistant
Gillian Orton

Head of Property
Gail Sherriff

Asset Manager
Paul Cowan

Asset Officer
James Bradley (Health & Safety)

Asset Management Assistants
Yvonne Johnstone 
TJ Langford 
Danielle Cameron
Alisdair Grant

Joiners
Graham Maycock
Martin Dickson

Joiners Apprentice

Craig Brown
Mark Bones

Plumbers
Chris Kirkham

Painters
Michael Harvie
Iain Russell

General Maintenance
Harry McEwan (Handyman)
David Haith (C/taker)

General Builders
Curtis Adair
John Lennox

CFN Manager
Joanne Paulley

Admin Assistant
Linda Mair

Senior CDO
Caryl Morrison

Child Development Officers
Carrie Freedman
Louise Thomson
Abigail Bowes
Jordan MacMillan
Erin Docherty
Natallia Niavinnaya

Nursery Assistants
Vanessa Dunn

Modern Apprentice
TBC

Cook
Mary Flannagan

Estates Supervisor
Andrew Honest

Estate Caretakers

Andrew Eardley
Derek McNeil
Graeme King
Billy Stevenson
Stephanie Findlay
Kevin McDaid
Allyson Robertson
William Halferty
Connor Baird
Alan Brown
Darren Morier

Enviromental Co-Ordinator
Neil Young

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Denise Robertson

Community Engagement Worker
Denise Burke
Margaret Cameron

Income Maximisation Officer
Sylvia Pollock (Officer)
Patricia McDonald (Advisor)

Community Engagement Driver
David Hannah

Sports Hub

John Gormlie (Community Initiatives Manager)
Krystian Gydanski (Sports Hub Assistant)

Bluevale Gardener
Heather Nisbet

MCE – MILNBANK COMMUNITY ENTERPRISES

Window Cleaner
Thomas White (Window Cleaner)

Cafe Assistant
Carole Williams (Cafe Assistant)