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’s policies and approaches. 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.
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Meet Our Board of Directors

 Joe Keen, 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, Vice Chair

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

  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.

Alistair Reid

Alistair joined the Board in November 2018. He currently works for a major Glasgow based housing association and is passionate about tenant involvement in decision making.

   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. 

  Jim O’Neill 

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

 Brian Woods

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



 Hugh McIntosh

Hugh is a Shortlees resident and rejoined the Board in August 2018 after a gap of several years.  Hugh has previously been a CAB advisor and is very familiar with the issues facing tenants.

   Dave Sherlock
Dave joined the Board in August 2018, after a career in local government.  He brings with him a wealth of expertise in housing and social policy.