John MacFarlane BA

Head of Capital Projects

John joined Saha in 2011. He manages the planned works programme, new developments and has responsibility for service contracts. He has particular skills in disposals and acquisitions and is currently involved in a programme of stock rationalisation, disposing of low demand stock and developing new homes in areas of high need.

John has worked forĀ 35 years for housing associations and has acquired a unique breadth and depth of experience, including five years running his own consultancy and ten years spent at director level for a large Registered Social Landlord.

John lists his specialties as Interim Management, Change Management, and Project Management.

John MacFarlane

Head of Capital Projects

Other SAHA Team Members

Ola Balogun

Head of ICT

Ola's role is to ensure the provision of Information Communications and Technology appropriate to the evolving needs of Saha and to develop and lead the ICT service in delivering effective, efficient and quality ICT aligned to the Association's business objectives.

Commissioner John Matear

Board Member

Commissioner John Matear is a retired Salvation Army Officer. He served for 34 years in a variety of appointments, latterly as Territorial Commander in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. He was appointed Chair of Saha in September 2012.

Stephen Bate

Head of Customer Services

Stephen is Head of Customer Services with specific responsibility for the management of the Customer Services Department, including contract management, repairs contract and rent recovery teams. He joined Saha in 2004.