Published - 7 January 2019
Statement from Dipesh Shah OBE
“Today, I am announcing that I am leaving Notting Hill Genesis as its chairman at the end of January, having advised the board of my intentions last month. It has been a privilege over the past two years to be the chairman of Genesis Housing Association and Notting Hill Genesis at a formative stage where we initiated and completed the merger early last year.
“As a result, the organisation is more resilient and I am particularly pleased with progress on giving effect to the promises we made to residents at the time of the merger. It is, therefore, an appropriate time to hand over the baton as chair to my successor. I remain passionate about social housing and hope to make a broader contribution to the sector, promoting the values that I hold dear.
“I would like to thank everyone for their support and contribution to the organisation during my tenure as chairman. I wish you all the very best for the future.”
James Wardlaw, who has been appointed as chair on an interim basis, says: “Dipesh’s ability to forge strong relationships with shareholders in particular was vital in persuading them of the benefits of our proposed merger, and was reflected in the overwhelming support of former Genesis shareholders when they voted to agree to the merger.
“Since our merger, Dipesh has provided strong leadership and successfully brought together board members from both legacy organisations to create an effective new board to oversee NHG’s activities and ensure that the benefits of merger are realised and that we remain true to our primary purpose of working in communities, providing homes for lower-income households.
“On behalf of the board and everyone at Notting Hill Genesis, I would like to thank Dipesh for his pivotal role in creating our new organisation and wish him all the very best for the future.”
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