Raj co-founded Ashram Housing in Birmingham, and has worked in equality and diversity for more than a quarter of a century, leading organisations and consultancies in UK, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in equality, diversity and inclusion, and in leadership.
Raj Patel new CEO said:
‘We find ourselves in a time when the need for equality, diversity and inclusion is critical for the housing sector and the nation. The role HDN plays with and through its members is vital as we increasingly strengthen delivery through diversity and make our contribution in community. I am proud to lead HDN at this time’
HDN Chair Debansu Das said:
‘We would like to thank interim joint CEOs Alison and Sallie, for their contribution over the last 18 months. They have supported the Board through this transition period, to determine the direction of the organisation, developing new resources for our members and partners, and ensuring the organisation rests on a solid financial and strategic foundation’
These are exciting times for HDN. Look out for further announcements as we launch our new branding, as well as our and online tool developed with Salford University, enabling organisations to rapidly assess their performance on EDI, and plan for improvement. We will also be continuing our partnership to promote diversity in leadership, through our award winning mentoring development model.