Finance & Corporate Services Staff Biographies

The Finance and Corporate Services Department is responsible for providing the main reception operations, ensuring the smooth running of the office and all financial aspects of the Association’s business.  

George Tainsh - Director

George joined the Association in 1991 from Scottish Homes.  He is the founder staff member of Ochil View and is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Association.  Prior to this he worked for Clydesdale Housing Association and Hillcrest Housing Association.

Anne Smith - Head of Finance & Corporate Services / Depute Director

Anne is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  She has spent over 20 years working at a senior level in a variety of different private sector companies before joining the social housing sector in 2013 and more recently Ochil View Housing Association in April 2017.

Neil Harrison - Finance Officer

Neil joined the Association in 1998 from Langstane Housing Association in Aberdeen.
Neil is responsible for the day to day operations of the Finance Department.


Heather Kennedy – Assistant Finance Officer

Heather joined Ochil View in 1999 from an accountants firm. Heather is responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger and rent accounting.

Janie Taylor – Assistant Finance Officer

Janie joined Ochil View in 2000 from Patons in Alloa. Janie is responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger and rent accounting.


Kate Oliver – Corporate Services Administrator

Kate joined Ochil View in 2009 from the Raploch Urban Regeneration Company and has over 30 years experience of office administration and procedures.  She oversees the smooth running of all aspects of the office environment.