New CIH President announced
Robin Lawler has today been confirmed as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) at an Extraordinary General Meeting.Robin Lawler, CIH President said: “It is a great privilege to be confirmed President of CIH. It is particularly pleasing to be taking up this new role following the outcome of major reforms to CIH’s governance and I am approaching this year with a clear objective - I am a passionate advocate of the importance of using the collective knowledge and experience of our members to improve standards in housing. I am committed to building and sustaining the reputation of housing professionals and putting us in the strongest possible position to ensure that investment in housing - financial and otherwise - is valued by governments across the UK.
As President I look forward to playing my part to bring members together and influence a more effective and better functioning housing sector. I am thrilled at the prospect of the sector gathering in Manchester - my home town - in June, and see this as the perfect opportunity to reignite CIH’s role in bringing professionals together to achieve change. I very much look forward to working with all of you in my Presidential year.”
Today also marks the first meeting of the new Governing Board following a period of reform to the governance of CIH.
Grainia Long, CIH Interim Chief Executive Officer, said: “Today is a huge milestone for the organisation. I am delighted for Robin and am looking forward to working with him over the next year. I would like to congratulate the members of the Governing Board on their appointment. The calibre of skill and talent on the Board puts the CIH in an immensely strong position for the future. Both I and the Executive Team are excited at the prospect of working with the Board to set a long term vision for CIH, and ensuring that its mission to support the profession to be excellent endures for many years to come.”
CIH is currently in the process of electing a new Vice President, the ballot will close on the 30 January 2012. Don't forget to vote for Paul or Jan.