In my day job I am the Development Manager with Dunedin Canmore Housing Association.  I first discovered Freespace when I was involved in the build of Morrison Crescent and have been a supporter of its work ever since. I particularly admire the Freespace ethos and am delighted to assist. I volunteered my services and I am now also a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and Strategy Review Groups. I have worked in housing for all of my career and bring many years’ experience of both developing new homes and maintaining them. I am interested in all aspects of financing, designing for specific needs, sustainability, fuel poverty and also how the Local Authority and Scottish Government could be persuaded to do more to support hard working charities like Freespace. I would like to see Freespace on a sound financial footing with an expanding service and well rewarded staff. As long as I am making a useful contribution, I would like to continue on the board.