ALACHO is led by two co chairs and two vice chairs supported by six executive members.  The Executive meets 8 weekly and its role is to:


  • Oversee the delivery of ALACHO's work plan
  • Discuss and agree on the collective view (or otherwise) of ALACHO  on key issues
  • Provide support and guidance to the Policy Manager


The name and position of each Executive member is noted below.  ALACHO holds an AGM each year in December when the election of Executive members is conducted.




Annette Finnan

South Lanarkshire Council

Annette Finnan is Head of Housing at South Lanarkshire Council, one of the largest Scottish Local Authorities, leading the strategic and operational services including housing, homelessness, community safety and development.


Annette has over 25 years’ service in the public sector and has wide ranging experience in the housing sector.  Annette chairs the Local Housing Strategy Steering Group and represents the sector at the Health and Social Care Strategic Commissioning Group.


Annette is a member of Housemark’s Scottish Advisory Board.

John Mills

Fife Council

Head of Housing at Fife Council.

Vice Chairs 

Frances Troup

Orkney Islands Council


John Morrow

Angus Council

Executive members

John Kerr

West Dunbartonshire Council

Patrick Flynn

Glasgow City Council

Elaine E Scott

City of Edinburgh Council

Grant MacIntosh

East Dunbartonshire Council

James Coutts

East Lothian Council

Murray Sharp

Clackmannanshire Council



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