We are delighted to welcome two new co-optees to our board who are bringing a wealth of knowledge to the organisation.
Helen Magnani, property and facilities director and a property lawyer by profession, and Muhammad Islam, who is a social worker and Family tenant, are joining us as committee co-optees.
Helen’s role at Millennium Point and Thinktank, involves dealing with legal matters, tenant and leasing enquiries, as well as environmental and green initiatives.
Working alongside Birmingham City Council, Helen is currently involved in the completion of the construction of a new multi-storey car park to serve Millennium Point, and the new City Park adjacent to Millennium Point.
“I am looking forward to sharing my skills and contacts in the city with Family Housing, and contributing to the ongoing growth and development of the organisation,” said Helen.
Family Housing tenant Muhammad Islam brings not only his experience of working in social work, but also a wealth of community activities he has been involved in across areas of multiple deprivation.
Muhammad explained: “Getting involved in the Board was a natural progression from my involvement in other resident engagement activities such as service groups and the resident forum One Voice – it’s just another level of involvement.
“It is important for residents to be involved in governance because it is residents’ money being spent and residents who are receiving services. We need a voice and by getting involved we can make a real difference and take responsibility to initiate change.”