CIH members vote for new Vice President

Julie Fadden new
Julie Fadden

Members of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) have elected Julie Fadden as the organisation’s new Vice President.

Julie, who is chief executive of The SLH Group in Liverpool, was up against Stephen Cook, chief executive of Valleys to Coast Housing in Bridgend, Wales.

She will become Vice President for 2015/16 on 21 May, subject to approval at the CIH AGM, and will be expected to take up the role of President in 2016.

Julie said: “I am honoured to have been chosen to represent the CIH membership as Vice President and would like to thank all those who voted for me. There is much to do to tackle the housing crisis and deliver for those in need, and I want to help in any way I can to highlight the difference we can make to the lives of those we serve and campaign for positive change.”

CIH interim chief executive Gavin Smart said: “I’d like to thank all the CIH members who took the time to vote in the election and make the tough choice between two great candidates. I know that Julie will make a fantastic ambassador for our organisation and for housing professionals across the UK and beyond.”

Stephen Cook added: “I am naturally disappointed that my campaign was unsuccessful but am incredibly proud to have had the chance to stand for Vice President – thanks to everyone who supported me. I am really pleased that members have chosen such a passionate professional for our next Vice President and I wish Julie the very best as she takes on her new role. Congratulations.”

Julie will replace current Vice President Geraldine Howley, chief executive of Bradford-based housing group Incommunities, who will take up the role of CIH President at the AGM on 21 May.

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