Catherine Rossine - Chair of Board
Catherine Rossine has worked primarily in the business world in office administration, bringing to the Board experience in accountancy, architecture, legal offices and property management.
She has been a Board Member since 1995 and joined the Board to improve local housing and the environment. Catherine became Chair in 2022 having previously served as Vice Chair of the Board.
Catherine sees her role as ensuring the Association adheres to its principles and policies. She has overseen the awarding of Investors in People (Gold) Awards and the Customer Service Excellence Award, putting these down to the hard work of staff.
Her skills in administration and motivation are highly valuable to the Association as a whole and Catherine will play a big part our group’s future.
Catherine remains committed to making a positive difference in North Glasgow, starting by supporting the staff and tenants of ng homes.
Catherine also sits on the Executive Committee, Staffing Sub-Committee, Area Committee and is the Chair of ng property Board.
Gino Satti - Vice Chair
Civil Servant Gino Satti has a wide array of public sector experience, including several years working in day-care for the elderly and those with a diagnosis of dementia. He has over 30 years experience in voluntary third sector work including time with the Children’s Hearing Service as a Panel Member, an Authority Chairperson and Safeguarder. He has also spent time as a Lay Member Inspector for her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education for primary, secondary and special needs schools. He was involved in a Council run Community Grant Scheme, serving as the Chairperson for six years. He has spent a number of years as a Board Member with Addaction Scotland and is currently a Trustee with the organisation Generations Working Together.
He brings invaluable knowledge, experience and dedication to the ng homes Board and became Vice Chair in 2022, having joined the Board in 2016. Gino also sits on our Executive Committee, Staffing Sub-Committee, ng2 Board, ng property Board and is Co-Chair of our Regeneration Sub-Committee. Gino is also the Chair of ng2.
Gino is determined to deliver ng homes vision of a community where people can flourish and prosper in all areas and for all people in the community.
Jim Berrington - Board Secretary
Jim Berrington worked as a concierge with Glasgow City Council and ng homes before voluntarily finishing up his employment 7 years ago. From there, Jim always wanted to know what things were like from an employer perspective, rather than from an employee’s. He believed he could put something in as an ex-employee of the Association. Originally joining the Area Committee in 2015, Jim has been on the Board since 2015 and has held the position of Board Secretary since October 2018.
Since Jim has been at the Association he has already overseen the renewal of MSF claddings, the refurbishment of Broadholm St and the expansion of ng2. He is driven for all of this and more to continue. Jim has spent time on the Boards of Glasgow Disability Alliance and Inclusion Scotland and is now a member of the People’s Forum for Epilepsy Connections.
He has ambitions to be a long-term member of the Board and is a champion of diversity and inclusion across the Association. Jim also sits on the Regeneration Sub-Committee, the ng property Board, the Executive Committee, the Staffing Sub-Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Audit Sub-Committee and Area Committee.
Allan Gow (Councillor)
Allan Gow had a long career in local government and policing finance prior to entering politics. He is a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Chartered Public Finance & Accountancy body CiPFA. He was elected SNP Councillor for Canal Ward in May 2017, and became the first SNP City Treasurer to pass a budget in Glasgow.
Born in Possilpark, Allan was appointed to the ng homes board by Glasgow City Council as their representative in 2017.
His role at ng homes is to assist the board with strategy, ensuring good governance and that tenant and Council interests are represented.
Allan has overseen property development and strategic planning for future growth, investment in fire safety and community engagement during his time on the Board, but also fulfils a visionary role. He is passionate about the future of North Glasgow and making a difference to it, and firmly believes snow is the region’s time.
Community activist and champion John Thorburn has been the Chair of the Board of ng homes since 2017 and boasts over 14 years of experience campaigning in the social housing sector.
After joining the Board in 2004 as a Board Member, John utilised his 27 years of experience in the Civil Service and exemplified his value to the Association as the Board Treasurer. John’s history in the Civil Service dealt primarily with contract management, specialising in the purchase of energy and dealing with contractors directly.
John became Vice Chair of the Organisation in 2016, before becoming Chair in the October of 2017. He served in the role of Chair until the completion of his term until 2022.
John has also sat on a variety of Boards in his home City of Glasgow including those of Glasgow City Council and the Community Planning Partnership for Springburn and Robroyston. He also sits on the Executive Committee, Staffing Sub-Committee, Audit Sub-Committee and ng property Board. He remains dedicated to improving the lives of those living in the North Glasgow community.
John MacLeod is one of the newest members of the ng Board but his role and experience are already proving invaluable.
John is the Chair of the Balgrayhill Forum and played a key role in the dissemination of important information to our MSFs in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy. Such was his impact and role in Balgrayhill he was invited to join the Board by the Association. A Springburn resident for over 50 years, John has worked closely with a variety of Housing Groups during his time here. He has always had a positive, progressive relationship with ng homes.
John is eager to see what he can bring to the Board and has been observing the inner workings of it since he joined in 2018. He sees his role at the Association in working out ways to get more people involved in tenant participation and decisions about their homes.
Frank Malcolm joined the Board in 2021. He brings a wide experience of the property sector from his career as a chartered surveyor.
Frank is a director with Allied Surveyors Scotland Plc. Some of the services covered include; landlord and tenant, building surveys for acquisitions, maintenance and pathology. measured surveys, CAD, bank monitoring and expert witness. Work is also done with many of the national loss adjusting firms assisting with claims. Services are provided to most of the Factors and Property Managers in Scotland.
Jim Kennedy joined the Board in 2021. Jim brings over 20 plus years’ proven experience in dealing with all matters relating to architecture and engineering within residential new build, including evaluating and delivering timely large-scale projects to budget and deadline including bespoke development. Jim is currently a technical manager/director with Keepmoat Homes and has worked with a range of well known housebuilding firms.
Mairead Grimley joined the Board in 2021. Mairead brings with her a wide experience in risk management and business continuity planning.
Mairead currently works for Scottish Gas Networks as a business continuity manager responsible for Business Continuity and Crisis Management across SGN’s gas networks; nationally across Scotland, the South of England and Northern Ireland to ensure that SGN can continue to keep everyone safe and warm. Prior to that she worked with Glasgow City Council in a similar role with responsibility for advising on strategic and operational risk. Amongst other responsibilities she was the Councils Business Continuity Lead for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Mairead has an MSc in Risk Management and a BA in Finance Investment and Risk. Since 2019 she has been a rotational chair on the Business Continuity Institutes Conduct Committee.
Jacqueline Fernie joined the Board in 2021, bringing with her a wide experience in Housing issues. Jacqueline currently works as a homelessness and housing manager for South Lanarkshire Council.
She has strategic lead responsibility for homelessness and housing support services involving role in development of the authorities Local Housing Strategy, Strategic Housing Investment Plan, lead role in developing and reviewing the authorities Rapid Re-housing Transition Plan, Homeless Business Plan and responsibilities across related strategies and plans. She has also worked for Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Housing Regulator.
If you would like to know more about what the Board's responsibilities are, visit our Governance page.