Leadership 2025, registered as a Charity, appoints new Trustees

Leadership 2025, registered as a Charity, appoints new Trustees

Leadership 2025 is now a registered charity with the Charity Commission. This will enable it to continue its critical work to promote diversity at the top levels of leadership, conduct impactful research reports, collaborate with other public sector agencies and access funding from a diverse range of sources. The charity’s aim is to have a greater impact within the housing sector and beyond.

Leadership 2025 has made some progress in addressing not only the talent pipeline, but crucially encouraging organisations to focus on the cultural and systemic issues that create barriers for people of colour in their organisations.

Following a competitive recruitment round, Leadership 2025 is pleased to announce it has appointed six new Trustees to join the Board:

Elyse Hodgess,
Senior Manager & Executive Search Lead,
Badenoch + Clark
Sandy Sohal,
Director of Homeowner Services,
The Guinness Partnership
Sandra Skeete,
CEO,
Octavia Housing
Jitinder Takhar,
CEO,
Homes for Lambeth
Nathan Warren,
Group Director,
Sanctuary Group
Mark Washer,
CEO,
Sovereign

Olu Olanrewaju, chair of Leadership 2025, said “We are delighted to have recruited a strong board, with a vast range of skills and knowledge of the sector. Within a short period of time, Leadership 2025 has placed the important issue of diverse leadership back on the radar. However, the trustees recognise this is a national issue, so we need the whole sector to step up. As a registered charity, Leadership 2025 has a strengthened purpose to make this happen.

With the new Board in place, we look forward to continuing our mission with renewed vigour and enthusiasm”.

To find out more about the Leadership 2025 initiative (to be known as a charity), the five-point action plan, or how to be part of the leadership index of champions for diversity, please see www.leadership2025.co.uk