Board of Management

Frontline Fife are governed by a Board of Management who meet each month to oversee the management of the organisation.

Chair - Joe Doherty

Joe is an emeritus professor at the University of St Andrews.  Until his retirement he was a teacher and researcher in urban and political geography at the University.  From 1990 until 2009, Joe was Director of the St Andrews Centre for Housing Research and, from 1998 to 2008, a Co-ordinator of the European Observatory on Homelessness - the research arm of FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless).  His previous direct experience of the voluntary sector was a member of the Management Committee of Gleghorn Housing Association (now Home Scotland, Dundee).

Vice Chair - Lawrie West

Lawrie has worked for 35 years in the social housing sector in Dundee, London, Stirling, Tayside and West Dunbartonshire – originally with local authorities but for the last 18 years with housing associations. He has 24 years’ experience at senior management and directorate level, including Stirling Council Head of Housing; Perthshire Housing Association Depute Chief Executive; and since 2011 has been Integration Director for Caledonia Housing Association, Scotland’s sixth largest housing association.  He has spent the last 10 years at Directorate level working on mergers and group structures. Since 2012 he has been based in West Dunbartonshire managing constitutional, regulatory and incorporation processes to bring housing associations into Caledonia's Group as subsidiaries; and the subsequent integration of their staff and business systems into the Group. His senior management/ directorate experience has covered most social housing functions including development and regeneration; housing management and maintenance; homelessness services; governance development and support to Councils, their Service Committees, and housing association governing bodies; and regulatory and best practice compliance. His working network includes senior officers of the Scottish Government, Scottish Housing Regulator, and a wide range of Scottish housing associations

Lawrie lives in Dunfermline and is married with two young adult children.  He enjoys hillwalking, watching football, rugby and Ice Hockey, music, reading, cooking, wine, whisky and socialising!

Treasurer - John Anderson

John spent 3 years National Service in the RAF then joined the Bank of Scotland, based in London International.  He then became Company Secretary.  He joined Frontline Fife in 2008 as Treasurer and really enjoys the challenge - he also says the coffee is good!

Board Member - Elisabeth Cranfield

Elisabeth has been the Minister of Methilhill & Denbeath Parish Church of Scotland since the union of the congregations in 2007.  Before this, she was the Minister of Denbeath Parish Church.  She has been on the Board of Frontline Fife since its formation, formerly she was on the Board of Levenmouth Homeless Trust.  Elisabeth believes it is important to be actively involved in campaigns for justice.

Elisabeth loves walking and travelling and enjoys going to the theatre and cinema.

Board Member - Susan Anderson

Sue joined the NHS in 1978 as a nurse where she worked in acute and rehabilitative psychiatry.  In the early 1990s she changed careers and studied Scots Law.  She then went on to achieve a Masters of Science in Social Policy.  In 2004 she completed a PhD , conducting an empirical study of doctors' and lawyers' attitudes towards advance directives under current legislative arrangements in Scotland, England and the Netherlands.  She now works with NHS Fife as the Legislation Manager for all clinical services.  Her main role is to ensure the delivery of NHS services conforms to statutory requirements and lawful practice, including providing expert advice and training on legal matters and to be a source of support to NHS Fife on a range of legislation and legislative matters.