Lara Oyedele - Board Member

Lara is passionate about reducing homelessness and promoting diversity in leadership. Originally trained as journalist, she has almost 30 years professional experience working in housing associations, local authorities, private sector management companies and homelessness charities.

A former Housing Association CEO, Lara was the founding Chair of, and creative force behind, BMENational, the coalition which promotes the role of ethnic minority housing associations in the England. Lara is an alumni of London School of Economics and Henley Business School. 

Lara has served on the Board of Southern Housing Group as well as equality advisory board to the housing regulator. She is currently Chair of Hope Housing and her parents reside at Mary Seacole Court, a Housing 21 Extra Care scheme.

Lara runs a training company, manages an extensive buy to let portfolio and is developing an affordable housing company.  

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