Meet the Board

Jillian Moffat L2

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 L2

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

Martin Brennan

Martin Brannan was born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire but has spent most of his life living and working in the Inverclyde area.

He attended St Columba's High School in Greenock before attending Glasgow University from 1964-68

Martin had a long career in teaching and mainly taught History and Modern Studies in Inverclyde schools from 1969 to 2007 in St. Stephen's HS (1 year); St. Columba's High School (4 years); Sacred Heart High School Paisley (2 years); Notre Dame High School, Greenock (31 years).

In addition, he had two separate secondments to assist with new examinations at Standard Grade and Higher. 

Martin has been an Inverclyde Councillor since 2012 and became Provost in 2017.

Graeme Brooks

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

John Crowther

John Crowther is a local councillor representing Ward 7 - Inverclyde South and joined the board of River Clyde Homes in November 2018.

John has resided in Inverclyde all his life and has a diverse industrial background from Marine Engineering Draughtsman with John G. / Kvaerner Kincaid; NCM Analyst with IBM United Kingdom Ltd.; Mobiles Support Engineer with Sanmina SCI Operations Ltd. to a Support Worker with Turning Point Scotland and Yellow Badge Tourist Guide in Glasgow.

John’s passion is sea angling and boating and he is a founder member of Inverclyde Sea Angling Club and Inverclyde Boat-Owners Association.

Christopher Curley

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 L1

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

Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant is active in the local community and has, over the last 30 years, been a leader in the Girls' Brigade, and Boys' Brigade.  Elizabeth is a Tenant Board Member and joined the Board in 2012.


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

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.