Meet our Board

Strategic and organisational functions

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Gary Devlin

Gary Devlin

Chair of the Board

Gary is a qualified chartered accountant. He is a Partner and National Head of Internal Audit with Azets, based in Edinburgh. Gary has over 20 years’ experience delivering public sector internal audit, external audit and advisory services to public sector and charity organisations across the UK. He is a past chair of CIPFA Scotland and a member of the Local Authority (Scotland) Accounts Advisory Board.

Gary was appointed as Chair of Hanover’s Board on 23 September 2021.

Date of first appointment: 28 November 2013

Louise Reid

Vice Chair of the Board

Louise has been a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Development and Geography at the University of St Andrews since 2010.  She holds an interest in human geography and her research into housing design and new technology is identifying new ways to improve quality of life for families and individuals.  Her research also looks at placing the home at the centre of everyday life and identifies how to make housing more sustainable in the future.  Louise is also the Director of the Centre for Housing Research (CHR).

Date of first appointment:  26 September 2019

Cathy Wylie

Cathie Wylie

Cathie studied Accountancy and Marketing at Strathclyde University and presently works for Angus Council.

Date of first appointment: 26 September 2013

Jo Roger

Jo Roger

Jo has worked for over 15 years in HR leadership and organisational change in consulting, technology and financial services organisations. Jo is currently working as an interim Deputy Director of HR at the University of Edinburgh and sits on the Development Advisory Group for a mental health charity.

Date of first appointment:  27 September 2018

Margaret Whoriskey

Margaret is employed by the Scottish Government leading the national programme to drive adoption of new technology to transfer health and social care. She is responsible for the national Technology Enabled Care Programme which is aiming to support at scale deployment in Scotland.

Date of first appointment:  15 March 2018

James Rowney

James Rowney

James is Head of Solutions at the Royal Bank of Scotland. His team provides specialist advice to corporate and commercial customers at critical times. He has a keen interest in housing and has been involved in many aspects of it over a number of years.

Date of first appointment: 28 September 2017

Fraser Mitchell

Fraser Mitchell

Fraser has held various operational and strategic management positions in Social Work services in Strathclyde and Fife, mainly in multi-disciplinary teams involving close partnership working with Health and the independent sector.


Date of first appointment:  31 November 2017

Julia Fitzpatrick

Julia has over 30 years’ experience working in housing associations, charities and private consultancy firms. She currently runs her own consultancy business focused on research, policy and organisational development, and in various roles continues to foster, support and promote access to person-centred housing and support options for disabled and older people.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Date of first appointment:  13 November 2019

Ashley Campbell CIHCM

Ashley is the Policy and Practice Manager at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland covering a broad range of issues across the housing sector and across tenures. Ashley is also a trustee of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland, a charity which campaigns for improvements to homes to tackle climate change and reduce fuel poverty.

Date of first appointment:  26 November 2020

Robert T. Rowe

Robert has been a Hanover tenant in Dumfries and Galloway since retiring 3 years ago. Previously he worked as an Engineer specialised in Renewable Energy for the United Nations and other International agencies around the world. His interest is to work towards seeing all Hanover properties become Carbon Neutral in emissions by 2030 if possible. Robert holds a graduate degree in International Development Studies from Morgan State University in the USA and did undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at Solent University.

Date of first appointment:  26 November 2020

Alan G. Stewart

Alan is a real estate solicitor and a partner at Morton Fraser in Edinburgh where he works in the commercial real estate division. He has over 20 years experience working with property companies, developers and corporate occupiers. He has a particular interest in the role that organisations in the housing sector can play to support those living with dementia.

Date of first appointment: 26 November 2020

A. J. M. Erwin

Adele studied Mechanical Engineering with Management Techniques at Edinburgh University and has over 20 years’ technology delivery and transformation experience working across consulting, financial services and public sector organisations.  Her most recent engagement has been leading the digital technology delivery for the Scottish National Investment Bank which launched in November 2020.

Date of first appointment:  26 November 2020

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