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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

The role of the Presidential team

Our presidential team are the ambassadors for CIH. Find out more about their roles and meet the President and Vice President below.

The President and Vice President should:

  • Be an effective leader for the profession and an ambassador for CIH
  • Be an inspirational figure for CIH members and the wider housing sector and provide "challenge" for improvement
  • Be a "champion" for housing issues
  • Lead CIH’s international relationships and development work
  • Be one of the "public faces" of CIH alongside the Governing Board Chair and Chief Executive and attend CIH and other events as a speaker and spokesperson
  • Promote the housing profession and seek to ensure that the profession is not brought into disrepute and use his or her best endeavours to protect CIH’s reputation
  • Have some responsibility for seeking to ensure that the broad governance of the CIH is effective
  • Be regarded as an informal natural arbiter
  • Communicate with members and the wider housing sector on important matters of housing policy and professionalism
  • Undertake international liaison (including overseas visits) in line with CIH objectives and policies decided by the Governing Board
  • Be an ex-officio (non-voting) Governing Board member, with a right to attend and speak and bound by its decisions and support the task of recruiting Trustees
  • Set, or have set, a specific strategic objective or project to be undertaken during the term of office

CIH President 2018/19 - Jim Strang

CIH Vice President 2018/19 - Aileen Evans


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