Board of Management

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

Chair - Lawrie West

Lawrie West has been the Chair of Frontline Fife since November 2016 and will be standing down as Chair in Autumn this year.

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. 

Board Member - 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).  Joe was the Chair of Frontline Fife from 2015 to 2016 and has since remained on the Board as a member.

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 - Morag Coleman

Morag is Manager of Families First St Andrews (based in the Third Sector), which provides services to children and their families living in North East Fife. She has had many years’ experience working with Third Sector agencies in a paid and unpaid capacity. She has extensive knowledge and experience of management and leadership, change management, training and development and fundraising. 

Morag’s favourite hobby is to go camping in the Highlands.

Board Member - Gus Rodger

Gus has worked in Social Work for nearly 30 years. His last post prior to retirement was Planning and Performance Officer (Children & Families and Criminal Justice) for Fife Council's Social Work Dept. Gus has operational management experience in dealing with drugs treatment and had a secondment to Scottish Justice Department working on new practice initiatives and Criminal justice Services accreditation.

Board Member - Debbie Murray

Debbie has been working in the field of Immunology for 30 years. She has extensive knowledge and experience in managing projects, working within the confines of external regulatory systems and staff training & development.  Debbie has previously volunteered for women’s refuges, soup kitchens and care home visits.

Board Member - Rebecca Hyndman

Rebecca currently works as an Assistant Psychologist for the Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Treatment Team, NHS Fife.  Prior to this Rebecca worked for Frontline Fife as a Recovery Link Officer and has previous experience working with young offenders and clients with drug and alcohol addictions.

Rebecca enjoys reading, music, small DIY projects and playing golf in the sun.