Members of London BME Directors’ Forum bid farewell to chair Sheron Carter last week during a meeting held at the National Housing Federation.
The chief executive of Arhag housing association is leaving at the end of April following four years at the helm to take up a new post as chief executive of Gateway Housing. As a result, Ms Carter will be relinquishing her role with the London BME Directors’ Forum.
Gina Amoh, chief executive of BME housing association Inquilab, will take over as chair following Sheron’s departure and is keen to build on her progress and valuable work.
She said: “I am delighted to take on this role and wish Sheron good luck in the future.”
“We will be working closely with our local authority partners and key London bodies as there is an important role for BME associations to play in the government’s new localism agenda.”
Sheron Carter & James Tickell of Tickell Campbell consultants.
The forum was created in the mid-90s to influence the principal bodies that determine policies and strategies that affect the housing, support and wider interests of BME communities in London.
Under Sheron’s leadership the forum’s primary task was to forge links and build partnerships with agencies that recognise the value of working with specialist BME associations.
Consequently the group has built up strong relationships with key bodies such as the Greater London Authority and the Homes and Communities Agency helping to raise awareness of race and housing issues.
London BME Directors’ Forum also fosters collective working amongst BME housing associations in the capital to build capacity, share ideas and make efficient use of resources.
This article is reproduced courtesy of 24Dash.com.