Arvinda joined Arhag Housing Association on the 15th July 2019 with a wealth of knowledge of the Housing and charitable sector, with a keen eye for regulation and supporting communities.
Arvinda is the Chair of The Peel, a charity that has been building a connected community in Clerkenwell since 1898; a founding trustee of Access, the foundation for Social Investment and an advisory board member at The Fore.
Arvinda was previously Chief Executive of Community Links, a social action and advocacy charity based in East London, where she led a strategic partnership with a national charity Catch22. Arvinda has worked in the not-for-profit sector all of her working life. She was previously Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, where she developed a federation wide strategy and introduced social investment to member organisations. Prior to this, she ran her own consultancy for five years, specialising in governance, leadership and equalities. Her previous roles include Membership Services Director at the National Housing Federation, Assistant Director for Regulation at the Housing Corporation and Chief Executive of two Housing Associations. Arvinda has also worked in South Africa where she assisted in developing a social housing model.
Arvinda is passionate about bringing equity for and with people and is a collaborative leader looking to bring about systemic change where communities and individuals have been failed by those in power and those that distribute resources. She is passionate about placed based approaches where communities are given the opportunity to create environments that work for them. Arvinda was recently awarded an OBE for services to the community and housing for vulnerable people.