Board Members

The Board comprises of non-executive members who are responsible for directing the affairs of the Society.  In accordance with our Rules, they act in the interests of the Society and for the benefit of the community.

Board members are selected from a wide background bringing together professional, commercial, financial and local experience. There are currently ten Board members.  

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James Prestwich


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James Prestwich

James Prestwich is the Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Housing. He joined CIH in early 2020 from the National Housing Federation (NHF) where he held the role of Head of Policy. Before joining the NHF in 2016, James had roles at the Department for Communities and Local Government and several housing associations.

Date appointed: September 2017

Committee membership:

Operations Committee (Chair)

Remuneration and Nominations Committee