Aspire Housing appoints new Chair

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Aspire Housing has appointed a new Chair to support its corporate strategy and lead the board in its vision to ‘Build Better Futures by Putting People First’.

Aman Dalvi OBE, who has worked in housing for over three decades, joined the 9,000-home landlord this month.

Aman commented: “I’m delighted to have joined Aspire Housing to support the board and executive team to drive its new corporate strategy forward. Together with PM Training and Realise charity, Aspire Housing is exceptionally placed to support people across Staffordshire and Cheshire to find homes, jobs and training, and to live well, and I’m thrilled to be part of it.

“It’s likely we’ll all face significant challenges in the coming months following Covid-19, and my focus will be on ensuring Aspire delivers the best possible service to its customers as effectively as it can.”

Aman has worked in senior positions for many years, including as Chief Executive of three different organisations where he has led multi-disciplinary teams, and Executive Director of Development & Renewal in a major London Local Authority.

Aman brings to Aspire Housing considerable experience of working in the housing sector. Aman has served as Chair of a number of organisations, which include the Anchor Trust and PA Housing, and he currently works as an advisor to a major private real estate company. In 2000, Aman Dalvi received an OBE for services to housing.

Aman’s appointment as Aspire Housing Chair follows the stepping down of Kevin Richardson, who has been on the board since 2013 and Chair since the start of 2019.

Sinéad Butters, Group Chief Executive of Aspire Housing, said: “This has been an unprecedented year for all of us, and our board and colleagues have faced many challenges that we’ve never before encountered. Whilst we’re not through the Covid-19 pandemic yet, and we will carry on providing vital support wherever needed, it’s important that we also look ahead to the future.

“We’ve recently updated our corporate strategy and vision to reflect the events of the past few months, and I’m delighted to welcome Aman to the board as our new Chair to help us achieve this. Aman has a lot of experience in the housing sector, with extensive planning and regeneration knowledge. He will be invaluable as we look toward strengthening the group to deliver more, to invest in our homes and communities, and to continue to put people at the heart of what we do.

“On behalf of Aspire, I would like to thank Kevin Richardson for his work with Aspire Housing over the last seven years, and especially for the support he’s given us as Chair for the past two years. We wish him all the best for the future.”

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