The 2020/2021 cohort of Leadership 2025 participants are highlighted below.
Investment Finance Director, Notting Hill Genesis
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.
Director of Treasury & Financial Planning, Abri
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.
Director of Community Investment, Catalyst
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.
Group Director of People, YMCA St Paul’s Group
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.
Director of Communications, A2Dominion
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.
Director of Strategic Partnerships, L&Q
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.