Alison Inman appointed new Tpas chair

Tpas has appointed a former president of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as its new independent chair. 

Alison Inman takes over from John Giesen, who is stepping down after eight years at the helm of the non-profit organisation, which aims to improve resident engagement in social housing across the UK. 

As well as an ex-CIH president, Inman is a former chair of Colchester Borough Homes and the National Federation of ALMOs. 


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Alison Inman said the voice of the tenant must be heard in social housing

She is currently a board member at Saffron Housing Trust and a co-founder of the social housing campaign SHOUT. 

Inman, who has been a board member at Tpas for a number of years, said: “It is an honour to be stepping into the role of Chair at Tpas having been part of the organisation’s growth over recent years. 

“Like all of us here at Tpas, I am a firm believer that when the voice of the tenant is heard, social housing works better.  

“This has been one of my values for many years and I’ll continue to be a vocal champion of tenant involvement as I take on this role.” 

She will be joined by several new board members, including two social housing tenants, one landlord representative from Flagship Housing and one independent representative from Wates’ partnership business.