I have lived in Dumfriesshire for most of my life, apart from a couple of years away, and worked at the Carnation for over 20 years, till the factory closed. I went back to school then, and gained a BSc in Computing which led to me working in IT latterly, until I decided to take early retirement in 2015. This gives me more time to concentrate on other things, which, apart from Loreburn, are usually sports related, doing a bit of curling, squash, cycling and bowling.
Previous to being on the Loreburn Committee I was involved in housing as a Councillor with Nithsdale District and then the Region from 1988 till 1999. I have been a member of Loreburn since soon after its inception, when it was set up to try and provide a service that was missing in the Region, and have been a Committee member since about 1999. I still see Loreburn as having a role to play in supplying local services for the people in the area which no-one else is providing, rather than just being a Housing Association. I feel positive as we are entering a new era, with a dynamic new Management Team who have plenty of new ideas and enthusiasm. We will continue carving out a niche for ourselves in the Region, and being a forward thinking and innovative housing association.