Wasiu Fadahunsi

Investment Finance Director, Notting Hill Genesis

Wasiu is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurer (ACT). He holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from University of Westminster, United Kingdom. His professional experience spans over twenty years of development in management, strategy and a season business administrator.

He joined Notting Hill Genesis in August 2008 as one of the Finance Managers and had since then Head the investment and Treasury team at different times before becoming the Investment Finance Director. He is currently responsible for the investment strategy at Notting Hill Genesis, the Joint Ventures activities and the Group risk management.

Prior to relocating to the UK in 2005, Wasiu was the Financial Controller with a multi-national manufacturing group, Chanrai Kewalram Group and worked as a management accountant with RoundHouse shortly after his relocation to the UK and before joining NHG.

Vimal Gaglani

Director of Treasury & Financial Planning, Abri

Vimal Gaglani has worked for Abri (formerly Radian Group) since March 2015 and is their Director of Treasury and Financial Planning. He is responsible for forming the overall strategic direction of the group and enabling the delivery of its objectives, whilst preserving financial strength and viability.

Vimal is a member of the leadership team and various board sub committees, including its Treasury Committee and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee, an area he feels very strongly about. At Abri, Vimal has raised over £0.6bn of funding, has taken a leading role in combining the legacy housing groups, and enabled the delivery of the group’s aspirations.

Vimal is a chartered accountant (FCA) and a member of the association of corporate treasurers (ACT). Vimal is passionate about the housing sector and is determined to ensure the sector is doing all it can to solve arguably the single biggest challenge of our generation.

Sahil Khan

Director of Community Investment, Catalyst

Sahil joined Catalyst as Head of Community Investment in 2018 and was promoted to Director of Community Investment in 2019. Sahil has worked in social housing for 13 years and prior roles have included Head of Community Investment at Southern Housing Group and Head of Community Development at Origin Housing.

Sahil is a trustee of Local Trust, a charity overseeing an innovative programme distribution £1million each to 150 neighbourhoods across England. Sahil is also a Chartered Institute of Housing London Board member. Sahil has a long-standing interest in youth and community work, as well as social innovation.

Marjorie James

Group Director of People, YMCA St Paul’s Group

Marjorie is an Executive level HR Professional with over 20 years of management and leadership experience mainly gained in the not for profit and public sector.

Marjorie has provided leadership across the key areas of HR practice, including talent management; diversity, equality & Inclusion; reward and recognition and employee engagement.

A major commitment within her work is to develop an ethnicity and gender profile of the workforce which is diverse across the key decision making and leadership roles. She is also passionate about working with young people and strives to ensure that we nurture and empower our future leaders so that they are equipped to tackle the megatrends which are changing the way we live and do business.

In her spare time, she enjoys participating in arts and cultural activities when she is not spending time with her family which luckily includes her three-year-old grandson.

Caroline Abomeli

Director of Communications, A2Dominion

Caroline Abomeli is Director of Communications at the A2Dominion Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing.

She is responsible for its communications, digital, and corporate strategy functions, and sits on its Diversity & Inclusion Steering Board and Change Management Team. With over 17 years' experience in public relations and the not-for-profit sector, she is a trained journalist with a master’s degree in business management. In 2019, she became a trustee of the Ethical Property Foundation and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Caroline has also previously worked for the Dominion Housing Group and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, and is a former chair of the National Housing Federation’s London Communications Network.

Abi Jacobs

Director of Strategic Partnerships, L&Q

Abi joined L&Q in July 2018 as Head of Strategic Partnerships after 7 successful years in housing development and 15 years in a range of roles in Construction.

Abi trained in Construction management before getting an MBA from Keele University. During her time in Construction, she worked her way up from Site Manager position to that of Senior Construction Project Manager in a Nationwide construction company during which she led on refurbs, conversions and new build projects.

At L&Q, Abi is responsible for the Build London Partnership Initiative which sees L&Q and GLA partner in an innovating way developing ongoing new supply through small housing associations in London. She manages a team of 11.

Abi is currently an ambassador for Women in Social Housing after recently stepping down as a board member. When she isn’t in meetings and solving problems, she spends her time walking. She can be contacted on LinkedIn.