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Search for next CIH vice president gets underway


The search for the Chartered Institute of Housing’s next vice president is officially underway.

Vice president Alison Inman (pictured) will become CIH president in September when current president Julie Fadden’s time in office comes to an end.

It means that CIH is looking for a new vice president, who will go on to become the organisation’s president in 2018.

Terrie Alafat CBE, chief executive of CIH, said: “Alison and Julie have made an outstanding presidential team and they still have plenty of time left to continue their great work.

“The search starts now to make sure there is a seamless transition and we are delighted to open nominations for our new vice president to take Alison’s role when she steps up to become president later this year.

“We’re looking for someone with a real passion for housing to take on this great opportunity to play a key role in our organisation and to champion the housing profession.”

Recent holders of the role have included Steve Stride, Geraldine Howley, Paul Tennant, Yvonne Leishman and Paul Diggory.

CIH vice president, Alison Inman, said: “This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about housing to make a very real difference.

“It is a chance to be an ambassador for an organisation which is committed to driving the housing profession forward and play a key role in shaping its approach. It also gives you a platform to be key voice in the sector and puts you on a direct course to becoming CIH president.

“In challenging times it’s more important than ever to be part of something bigger and being CIH vice president gives you the opportunity to play a leading role in bringing a diverse community of housing professionals from across the UK together to learn from each other, challenge each other and most importantly work out how the sector moves forward.

“People shouldn’t write themselves off too quickly. I am a very good example of the fact that leadership can come in many different forms. The most important thing is that you are passionate about the housing profession.”

Any current CIH member can put themselves forward during the nomination stage which will close on 1 June.

The shortlisted candidates will then be revealed on 3 July and an online ballot will be open until 31 July.

CIH is also seeking people to fill a number of other crucial positions on its Governing Board, Regional Boards and Audit and Risk Board. Nominations for these positions are also now open and will close on 1 June.

  • Click here to find out more or nominate yourself for the role of vice president.
  • Find out more about the positions available on our boards here.

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