05 Aug 2021

CIH appoints new Governing Board members

Following a recent recruitment exercise, we are delighted to announce the appointment of four new members to the Chartered Institute of Housing's Governing Board.

The four new members are:

  • Aileen Evans, chief executive of Grand Union Housing Group and CIH president from December 2019 to June 2021
  • Ian McDermott, chief executive of Catalyst Housing
  • Nadhia Khan, director of customer and community, RBH
  • Hannah Harvey, executive director operations, Saffron Housing Trust.

Geraldine Howley, chair of the CIH Governing Board said:

“I’m delighted that we have had such a successful recruitment to the CIH Governing Board. Our recruitment exercise produced an incredibly strong field of applicants and I’m very grateful to everyone who applied.

Our four new board members bring with them a great range of diversity of background, experience, knowledge and expertise and I’m confident that all of them will make a fantastic contribution to the work of CIH as we continue to support and grow our membership and the wider profession, confirm our role as the home of professional standards and increase our influence and impact.”

The four new Board members will take up their positions following adoption at the CIH’s annual general meeting in December.

Nadhia Kahn said: “I am excited to be joining the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Governing Board. I have had many opportunities to develop my career through training and study and want to use my position to encourage others to do the same. Together, we can improve the profile and professionalism of our sector.”

Hannah Harvey said: “The Chartered Institute of Housing provides those who work in housing with the tools to enhance ourselves professionally, which in turn, can improve the experience of the tenants and communities we work with.  It’s because of this that I am completely honoured and privileged to become a Governing Board member.”

Ian McDermott said: “My primary professional affiliation has always been with CIH, so it’s a huge privilege to serve on its board. I am passionate about professionalising the industry and ensuring we identify and meet the needs of the future so we can continue to learn, question our approach, and seek to improve.”

Aileen Evans said: “I am thrilled to continue to serve CIH by remaining on the Governing Board. I had the privilege of sitting on the board during my presidential years and I have been blown away by the breadth and quality of the work they do. It’s an honour to serve my professional body in this way into the future!”