A fifty strong Council of tenants from across England has already been established as part of the new organisation, from which the following nine tenant board members have been appointed:
Nic Bliss, Cora Carter, Brenda Chester, Carole Donnelly, Michael Gelling, Ann Harris, Joseph Kargbo, John Paul Maytum and Pol O’Gray.
A further six non – national tenant council appointments have been made following a public recruitment exercise:
Steven Bright, Professor Tony Crook, Maccs Pescatore, Maggie Shannon, Ian Youll and Andrew Young.
Recruitment to the board has been carried out in line with Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) guidelines.
The Minister for Housing John Healey said:
"The National Tenant Voice is now up and running. It will be run by tenants for the benefit of tenants and will speak up for the 8 million people living in public housing across England.
"The board members share a wealth of housing experience from across the country. They will help ensure the NTV represents all those it has been set up to serve.
"The board members I have appointed and their tenant chair Michael Gelling will be at the heart of the National Tenant’s Voice and will help shape housing policy for the future."
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