The Housing Diversity Network (HDN) has announced the permanent appointment of Mushtaq Khan as CEO.
The move cements Khan’s position at the helm of the network after serving six months as interim CEO, during which time the organisation’s presence as a leading thinker on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the housing sector has grown.
Khan previously worked for a number of housing and regeneration organisations, as well as large metropolitan councils including Oldham and Lambeth, and HDN says this makes him ideally placed to help organisations develop inclusive and thriving businesses.
HDN chair Debansu Das says Khan’s demonstrable experience in leadership roles make him the ideal appointment.
Das said: “He’s a hugely respected figure, with in-depth knowledge on EDI within the sector; and as interim CEO, Mushtaq has given a huge boost to the growth of the organisation and wellbeing of our staff, associates, and HDN members.”
Khan says his mission is to ensure disadvantaged communities have access to housing, employment, and training opportunities so that they can achieve their potential – which he aims to do through HDN initiatives such as the Board Diversity Programme.
He said: “The pandemic has highlighted major inequalities in society, and the BLM movement, with its focus on institutional discrimination, has put further onus on organisations to look afresh at the way they do things.
“We want HDN to be a leading thinker that can help the sector explore these issues and come up with long lasting solutions.”
The Housing Diversity Network is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to address inequality and help housing associations and other businesses better serve their communities by promoting Equality, Diversity, and and Inclusion.
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