The chair of a group representing BME-led social landlords in London has stepped down.
Gina Amoh, chief executive of Inquilab, relinquished her role as chair of BME London Landlords on Monday, having reached the end of her three-year term.
She has been replaced by Ben Laryea, chief executive of Ekaya Housing Association.
Ms Amoh is credited with driving the development of the Leadership 2025 initiative, a nine-month leadership training programme for senior leaders in the housing sector from BME backgrounds.
Her time as chair of BME London Landlords also saw the group sign the Build London Partnership with L&Q and the Greater London Authority, which sees the group’s 14 members work with the giant housing association to develop new homes.
She also represented BME London Landlords on mayor Sadiq Khan’s Homes for Londoners Board, which has strategic input into housing delivery in the capital.
Ms Amoh said: “Collaboration has allowed smaller housing associations to utilise their knowledge and expertise and those of their larger partners to achieve economies of scale, ensure better risk management and provide value for money.
“I am pleased that the work of BME London Landlords has been a flagship example of promoting closer working relations that benefits our tenants, our communities and our staff, as well as shining the spotlight on diversity issues.”
In a press release, BME London Landlords said its members and partners “would like to thank Gina for her hard work, dedication, foresight and leadership that has made an enormous contribution to harness our collective narratives, organisational experiences, assets and resources”.