Conference Speakers



Annie Flint, Housing Research and Policy Consultant

Annie Flint is a housing research and policy consultant, an expert in tenement issues and co-author of many publications for owners including “The Tenement Handbook”,and “Common Repair, Common Sense”.She was a member of Glasgow’s Factoring Commission and regularly lectures on tenement legislation and the difficulties owners experience in carrying out repairs. Most recently, she was a major mover behind “Under One Roof Scotland” an online resource for flat owners in Scotland.


Andrew Bulmer, BSc FRICS FIRPM Chartered Surveyor and CEO

Institute of Residential Property Management

Andrew is a Fellow of both the Institute of Residential Property Management and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Andrew is also part of the Scottish working party looking at accreditation for the sector and he will be sharing more about the launch of the new Scottish syllabus and how you can get involved.


Aileen Devanny

Chamber President of the Housing and Property Chamber


Mrs Aileen Devanny is Chamber President of the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland which was established on 1 December 2016. Before the creation of the Chamber, she was President of the Private Rented Housing Panel (prhp) since 2010 and first President of the Homeowner Housing Panel (hohp) since 2012. She has been a solicitor for over 30 years and has worked in private practice and local authority, as well as being a former university law lecturer and external adviser on law courses for the Open University Validation Panel.  As well as being Chamber President, she is also a legal chairperson of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and legal chairperson of Scottish Charity Appeal Panel. She is a former member and chair of conduct sub-committees of the Scottish Social Services Council


John Barclay

Scotland Rugby 

John Barclay

John Barclay was born in Hong Kong in the Matilda Hospital on 24th September 1986.

After completing his education at Dollar Academy, John signed to play rugby professionally with Glasgow Warriors at the age of 17 and made his debut for the Scottish team in 2007.

He has gone on to represent Scotland on 71 occasions and captained the team to a famous Calcutta Cup victory over England in 2018.

At club level he has played for Glasgow Warriors and the Scarlets, with whom he captained to the Guinness Pro12 Championship, and he is now with Edinburgh.

John has been selected for the Scotland squad that are training in preparation for the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year and is expected to be a key member of the senior leadership group aiming to play in his third Rugby World Cup.

John will offer an insight into the highs and lows of life as a professional athlete and the lessons he has learnt along the way