Dipesh Shah OBE stands down as NHG chair

The announcement comes after Shah’s two-year appointment as chairman.

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Notting Hill Genesis have today (7th Dec) announced that Dipesh Shah OBE will be stepping down as Chairman at the end of January.

In a statement from the man himself, Shah addresses the recent merger of Genesis Housing Association and Notting Hill Genesis last year.

He adds that because of the merger, the organisation is more “resilient” and has shown progress on giving effect to the promises made to residents at the time of the announcement.

He adds: “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, Notting Hill Genesis’s senior independent director, says: “Dipesh’s ability to forge strong relationships with shareholders 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.”