Paul Tennant voted vice president of the CIH

Orbit chief executive, Paul Tennant, has been elected as the new Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), following a ballot by its members.

His appointment follows a candidacy campaign against experienced interim manager, Jan Taranczuk.

The election was held over a three week period in January, from Monday 9th January to Monday 30th January.  All CIH members in the UK were invited to participate in the ballot and to cast a vote.  Only around 2,000 members participated, a turnout of less than 10% said Mr Taranczuk.

Mr Tennant will take up the post and serve for the next twelve months.  He will succeed Robin Lawler as president in 2013.  Robin Lawler welcomed Paul “I am thrilled that Paul is to become the next Vice President he will be a huge asset for CIH and the sector”.

Paul Tenant, CIH Vice President, said “I am absolutely delighted to have been elected by members as Vice President of CIH.  I see engagement with members as absolutely critical as CIH continues to evolve it’s role and offer in a time of such huge challenge and opportunity.”

“I look forward to supporting those conversations going forward. I would like to thank the many members who supported me, and also those who took the time to share their views.  Finally, my thanks to Jan for stimulating such worthwhile debates during the election.”

Mr Taranczuk offered his “congratulations and support” to the new Vice President.

Interestingly, polls conducted by both Inside Housing and 24dash revealed that readers favoured Mr Taranczuk’s candidacy.

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