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Chair of the JRHT Board of Trustees

Terrie Alafat


Terrie retired from the role of Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) at the end of 2019. Before joining CIH in 2015, Terrie was Director of Housing in the then Department for Communities and Local Government, with overall policy responsibility for the supply and management of housing across all tenures, housing growth, homelessness prevention and support.

Terrie began her career in the UK in social services policy development in a local authority, and was Director of Housing and Corporate Strategy at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea until she moved to the civil service. Her academic background is in social policy and research. She was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to homeless people.

Terrie is the Chair of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust Board.