The 2018 cohort of Leadership 2025 participants are highlighted below.
Residential Development Director, Metropolitan Thames Valley
Chatinder has worked for Thames Valley for over 10 years and within the development sector for over 15years. He has extensive experience in sourcing, securing and delivering a variety of mixed tenure sustainable developments. Chatinder has a passion of getting a deal done, and forging long term mutually beneficial partnerships.
Chatinder is also a Board member of Opal Land, a strategic Joint Venture between MTVH and Galliford Try. Opal is a highly successful joint venture, delivering over 1,800 homes with a Gross Development Value of £750million.
Director of Innovation & Improvement, Glasgow Housing Association
Jehan’s housing career began in 2002 at L&Q where he has covered a variety of roles relating to regeneration, community development and housing services. He is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion and has an award-winning track record of engaging with hard to reach communities. “Inspiration, energy and change” are the three words that sums up Jehan’s approach to being a leader in housing.
Outside of L&Q Jehan has worked at The Office for National Statistics and IBM.
Social issues have always been a key driver for Jehan, and he has a degree in Sociology (Reading) and a master’s degree in Comparative Social Research (Oxon).
Jehan is also a governor at Kensington Aldridge Academy.
Director of Property Services, Gateway
Recent achievements include the creation of ‘Gateway Homeworks’ which is a in-house contractor service that delivers responsive repairs including void re-servicing, estate services, planned and cyclical works including cyclical decorations and refurbishment of kitchens and bathrooms.
Makanjuola is an ex-international cricketer and a keen squash player.
Director of Financial Services, L&Q
From KPMG, Terence joined Genesis HG where he held a senior finance position and took charge of the Group financial services function. From there, he moved to L&Q, and has been instrumental in shaping its finance division, leading to its recognition as Finance Team of the year in 2016 at the NHF-organised HANA awards. Terence established L&Q as an accredited training employer for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and champions a growing graduate trainee programme.
Terence sits on the Leadership Strategy Group at L&Q as Director of Financial Services and has management responsibility for financial control and reporting, finance operations, business partnering, tax and pensions.
Outside of work, Terence is focused on his family and moonlights as chauffeur to his young teenage boys.
Executive Director, Property and Development, Wandle HA
Yinka has successfully developed a wide range of projects and has implemented asset management strategies with significant business and investment planning outcomes. He holds a degree in Quantity Surveying and an MBA from Cambridge University. He is a non-Exec trustee of Howard Cottage Housing Association based in Letchworth.