Ex-G15 chair to join charity’s board this summer 

Homelessness charity Crisis has selected Geeta Nanda as a new trustee. 

Nanda, who stands down as chief executive of 57,000-home Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing and former board member of the National Housing Federation will join the charity’s board on 1 September. 

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Geeta Nanda

Nanda said: “Having worked in housing and homelessness for over 35 years, I understand first-hand the multiple factors that can lead to someone losing their home.

”I am excited to bring my expertise to Crisis and play a part in making a positive difference to people’s lives.”

Nanda, who was also formerly the chair of the G15 group of large housing associations in London is currently on the advisory board for the government’s Older People’s Housing Taskforce as well as Homewards, which is the Prince of Wales’ initiative aiming to end homelessness. 

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Crisis has also appointed Alistair Wilson as a new trustee who joined the board on 1 June. Wilson is the co-founder and director of Tonic Housing, which provides retirement housing for the LGBTQ+ community. Wilson is also the board chair of The Foyer Federation, a non-profit organization providing housing, training and support for young people who have experienced homelessness. 

Melbourne Barrett, chief executive of Nottingham City Council,   is due to replace Nanda as chief executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association this September. Nanda will leave after working for the affordable housing provider for 16 years.