Governing Body

Atrium Homes is run by a Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting. The Board’s job is to set the strategy, policies and approaches of the organisation and to oversee its performance.

The Board delegates some of its responsibilities to specialist sub-committees who concentrate on particular areas of activity, such operations, finance etc. All Board members are volunteers who give their time freely, but have the skills, enthusiasm and expertise to help determine Atrium Homes’ future policies. They have a real influence on issues such as the investment priorities for our houses and other areas of interest to our tenants.

There are 12 elected places on the Board, although additional members may be co-opted. We have representatives from our tenants, from the broader communities in which we operate and from the local business and professional world. We are always delighted to hear from people who would be willing to put themselves forward to sit on the Board.
If you would like to volunteer please email info@atrium-homes.co.uk

Meet Our Board of Directors

   
Jim O’Neill, Chair

Jim has been on the Board since 2005 and is a former teacher, trade union official and Local Authority Councillor.

   Joe Keen, Vice Chair

Joe joined the Board in February 2015. He is a retired housing manager, and brings with him almost 40 years experience in local authorities.

   Graham Piggott

Graham is a retired RN Captain and has worked with a wide range of charitable, community and veterans organisations. 

     
David Aitken

David joined the Board in 2013. He brings expertise in procurement and project management from his work in the construction industry.

   Marie Coyle

Marie has expertise in training, Credit Unions and consumer credit and has worked with a number of groups to improve access to affordable financial services in East Ayrshire. 

  Mary Nilsen

Mary is a recent addition to the Board.  She is a tenant of Atrium and has previous Board experience with another rsl.

   
 Sally Turner

Sally is another recent addition to the Board. She is an experienced employability consultant covering Ayrshire with a passion for welfare to work. 

 

 

Ken Stewart

Ken has returned to the Board after a two year break. A former Chair of Atrium Homes, he is also Treasurer of New Laigh Kirk and a Director of The Avenue Childcare Services.

  Kara Alker

Kara works locally and joined the Board in August 2015. She is a recent graduate of management, technology and enterprise and has a strong passion for the third sector.

         
 George Welsh

George joined the Board in August 2017.  He has a wealth of experience at a senior officer and governance level in care organisations.

   Tony Odendaal

Tony is another tenant Board member and recent addition. He brings with him many years’ experience of running businesses

   Brian Woods

Brian joined the Board in August 2017.  He has a business background and runs his own successful Ayrshire based drinks company.