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Meet the Board
Jillian Moffat is Chair of the Board. Jillian is a business professional with specialist expertise in organisational development, human resource management, strategy and business planning and change management. Having spent 20 plus years in Scottish Enterprise in various business development, inward investment, training and strategic relationship management roles, Jillian is currently Head of Open Innovation, in the Innovation and Enterprise Directorate. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has held previous Board appointments within the further education and social enterprise sectors. Prior to Scottish Enterprise Jillian held various General Management and HR positions in Bass Charington, Stakis and Hilton International Hotels.
Marilyn Beveridge is Vice-Chair of the Board. She joined us in 2016 after 25 years housing experience before retiring in April 2015. She was Head of Housing Services at Southside Housing Association and her role included the management of the Housing Management, Maintenance, Factoring and Welfare Rights departments.
Marilyn is the current Chairperson of a Women's Aid group specifically aimed at women from the BME community who are fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriages
Graeme Brooks joined the board of River Clyde Homes in May 2017, by appointment from Inverclyde Council; having been newly elected as a Councillor by his constituents of Inverclyde North. Graeme has spent 24 years working for a Christian Youth Work charity, 16 years as Inverclyde’s youth worker and 8 years as their Scottish Director. He started his working days as a Mechanical Engineer at John G./Kvaerner Kincaid’s in Greenock, and lives with this wife and adult children in Inverclyde
Christopher Curley has lived in Inverclyde since getting married to Angela in 2000 and they have two children. He is a civil engineer specialising in the design of bridges and has been involved in many projects throughout the UK. He combines his job as civil engineer with his role as a councillor, which he was elected to in 2017.
He grew up in Bishopton and attended Strathclyde University where he obtained a degree in civil engineering. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Christopher is keen to utilise his professional skills in his role as a councillor and has actively been pursuing improvements to the local road and transport network to both encourage regeneration in Inverclyde and active travel.
He has a keen interest in history and enjoys pastime such as archery, cycling and running- although he still gets off his bike when there is a large hill.
Tom Ferrier is a lawyer and a partner with a leading international law firm. He has over 25 years’ experience advising on a wide variety of commercial property transactions across Scotland. Tom is a resident of Inverclyde and joined the Board in 2017
Craig McGinn is a qualified solicitor and currently heads the legal department of Scottish registered energy services company. He was previously a Partner in an international law firm specialising in dealing with companies raising finance, including housing associations. He attended high school in Inverclyde and after living in Edinburgh for a number of years has now lived in Inverclyde for over ten years. Craig joined the Board in 2014.
Jenny Speck is a River Clyde Homes tenant and has lived in the Broomhill area of Greenock for the last 11 years. Now retired, she worked as a technician at National Semiconductor (Texas Instruments) for 18 years. Jenny is very active in her community on a voluntary basis and has chaired the Broomhill Tenants and Residents Association for eight years. Previously, Jenny was Chair of Wellington Allotments for 13 years and chaired the Inverclyde Child Befrienders for six years. In 2016 she was awarded the Tenant/Resident of the Year Award by the Tenant Participation Advisory Service Scotland in recognition of her outstanding work within the Greenock community and beyond.
Antony Smith is a Board member who was originally appointed as a co-optee in 2018. He is a Chartered Engineer and business professional with over 20 years experience in Electricity Supply and Telecoms. He has significant experience in project design, delivery, and governance in the Renewable Energy and Electricity Network sectors and has delivered business change programmes across several large organisations. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology and holds an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School. Antony previously spent 5 years serving on The Children’s Panel in Glasgow.