Arvinda Gohil OBE, BA (Hons)
Group Board Member
Arvinda Gohil is an experienced executive and non-executive, having started her career in housing bringing significant experience of working in the housing, homelessness, and charity sectors. Her long history and considerable experience include the Chief Executive of Central YMCA, the founder YMCA; Community Links a place-based charity in Newham London; Emmaus UK; Director for Membership, Governance, and Regions for the National Housing Federation; Assistant Director for London at the Housing Corporation, setting up a capacity-building agency in South Africa for emerging housing organisations; and Chief Executive of two housing associations. She was a key figure in the setting up of housing associations specifically for the Black, Asian and Minoritised communities, and instrumental in setting up Unity Housing Association, where she was its first Chief Executive.
Arvinda also has significant experience in the voluntary sector, working for a women’s refuge, running a positive action programme to enable access to employment, and running a regeneration partnership. In addition to the executive roles, Arvinda has held several non-executive and trustee roles including in housing associations, refugee organisations, a university, and a social investment charity. She is currently Chair of Swan Housing Association and is a non-executive director at The Conduit.