Our staff

GWSF has three permanent staff members: Director – David Bookbinder, Membership & Policy Officer – Colleen Rowan, and Administrator – Eleanor McCormack.

Between them they manage and co-ordinate all GWSF’s day to day operations. They also have great support from senior staff in member organisations, and our ‘Lead Members’ who contribute their time and expertise on different policy areas and activities.

David Bookbinder
Tel: 0141 946 0645
Mob: 07936 152193
Email: david.bookbinder@gwsf.org.uk

Colleen Rowan
Policy & Research Lead
Tel: 0141 946 0645
Mob: 07788 312644
Email: colleen.rowan@gwsf.org.uk

Eleanor McCormack
Tel: 0141 946 0645
Email: eleanor.mccormack@gwsf.org.uk

Additionally we have one temporary project-based staff member. Paul Tonner is GWSF’s appointee within Glasgow City Council’s Housing Access Team, which has been set up to help improve the homelessness referral system in the City. Paul currently works for us Monday, Tuesday and Friday:

About our Board

There are 12 places on the GWSF Board, made up of eight housing association committee/board members and four housing association staff members. Currently (March 2019) there is a vacancy on our Board and we would be delighted to consider expressions of interest from HA committee/board members in being co-opted. The Board is:

Helen Moore, Reidvale HA (Chair)

Claire Taylor, Hillhead HA (Vice Chair)

Susan McKeown, Parkhead HA

Graham Piggott, Atrium Homes

Linda Sichi, Milnbank HA

John Sweeney, Paisley HA

Colin Turnbull, Hawthorn Housing Co-op

Jim Whiston, Ayrshire Housing

Bob Winning, Yorkhill HA

Louise Smith, Queens Cross HA

Annie Macfarlane, Govanhill HA

View the latest Board minutes – Board minutes – 17 January 2019

View our Constitution – gwsf-constitution