Maxine Smith: Board Chair
Maxine was appointed as Chair of the Board in 2019 after 14 years of Board service. She is a local businesswoman and Highland Councillor for Cromarty Firth and has a long term interest in volunteering for her community. Maxine joined the Board due to her passion for making a positive difference to people’s lives.
Ian Fosbrooke: Vice-Chair
Ian was appointed Vice chair of the Board in 2019. He joined the board in 2016 after originally serving as a Tenant Representative on the Performance Committee. Ian brings experience from a varied career including project management gained from working offshore, within the construction industry and in hospitality. Ian is passionate about encouraging more tenant members to join the board.
Justine Golesworthy: Company Secretary
Justine joined the Board in 2019 and recently took on the role of Company Secretary. She holds a BSc in Clinical Psychology from the City of London Guildhall University. Justine brings with her a wealth of knowledge in IT Recruitment spanning across Europe and the United States and is highly motivated and commercially agile, whilst the customer is at the forefront of every project. Justine also volunteers for a local hospice in her spare time.
Jim joined Albyn’s board in 2004 and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Performance Committee. Jim spent his career in public sector audit and brings experience in audit, governance, risk management and financial management and reporting to the board. Jim holds a MA (hons) in Economics and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Jim is committed seeing the Society achieve our vision whilst helping to ensure that the Society is well governed and exercises prudent financial management.
Susannah joined our board in 2019. She is a local businesswoman and is passionate about her work with the Society to help achieving our goals of affordable living in homes that offer a better quality of life to our tenants. She brings a wealth of experience to bring to the organisation and has 30 years generalist HR experience in Manufacturing, Service, and Primary Industry sectors in both the UK and New Zealand. Susannah looks forward to working towards the development of high performing teams and is committed to ensuring Albyn’s continued success.
Donna is a local businesswoman and is committed to making a difference to people both within a work environment and out. She has experience in IT, corporate governance, corporate planning, performance management and business improvement. Donna is passionate in using her skills in a community-focused environment and supporting Albyn's work providing sustainable, affordable housing in the Highlands.
Ann has a background in finance, marketing and social housing having worked with Albyn previously. Ann has been involved in local volunteer activities in the Ross and Cromarty area and welcomes the opportunity to be proactive on the Boards decision making process to meet Albyns responsibilities, while reaching key objectives and ensuring transparency and accountability. Ann looks forward to supporting staff to continue to deliver a quality service to all customers within her new role as a Board Member.
Glynis joined our board in 2019 and is an elected Councillor for the Culloden and Ardersier Ward. She has pervious experience sitting on a variety of boards, committees and charitable groups as well as being an active volunteer within the local community. Glynis holds a BA in Rural Development from the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Apollo Temu - Albyn Enterprises Ltd board member
Apollo joined Albyn Group in August 2018 as a member of the Board for Albyn Enterprises Limited. He is a community organiser, passionate in helping and shaping businesses and community initiatives in strategically utilising technology whilst maintaining a customer focus. Apollo brings a wealth of IT expertise’s with more than 25 years’ experience in IT & New Business development both nationally and internationally. He has experience developing highly skilled project delivery teams, digital transformation, supply chains and service delivery channels. He is a Chartered IT Professional Member of British Computer Society and the Institute for the Management of Information Systems.
Lindsay Dunbar - Albyn Enterprises Ltd board member