Four new members have recently joined the board of Unity Homes and Enterprise, a BME housing association that oversees the management of nearly 1,400 affordable properties for approximately 5,000 tenants in Leeds and Kirklees.

Mahara Haque, a seasoned community development specialist with over a decade of experience, brings a wealth of board experience, including roles with housing associations and the NHS.

Moreen Pascal, with a career spanning business support services, local government, and the voluntary and community sectors, has primarily worked in London and Hertfordshire. Her focus has been on social justice initiatives within the community, leadership performance, and workforce development.

Nasim Qureshi, who has served as the chief executive officer at Inspired Neighbourhoods Group for 14 years, contributes extensive experience in the housing, health, social care, and enterprise sectors.

Abdul Ravat, previously associated with Unity Enterprise as a board member, brings three decades of experience in housing and regeneration.

Abdul Hamied, Unity Homes and Enterprise interim chair, said; “I am excited to welcome our four new members who will each bring their own unique skillsets and experiences to the board table together with a shared commitment to Unity’s social purpose.

“We are proud of the work we do, not just as a provider of first class affordable homes but also in supporting local entrepreneurial activity and providing bridges to employment and training.

“Unity has exciting plans in place and in development which my new colleagues will have key roles in advancing in the months and years ahead.”

Cedric Boston, Unity Homes and Enterprise chief executive, said; “One of Unity’s great strengths as a community-based organisation is our eagerness to listen to different voices and implement innovative ideas in the quest to improve people’s lives.

“The new board members will make significant strategic contributions to what we do and how we do it for the betterment of local neighbourhoods.

“They are excellent appointments and, on behalf of the senior management team, I look forward to working closely with them all.”