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Oldbury-based housing group appoints new board members
9:00am Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
OLDBURY-based Black Country Housing Group has bolstered its board with the appointment of two new members, Karen Battersby and Surrinder Bains.
Karen Battersby is currently practice area director for LexisPSL, an online legal information provider where she is responsible for managing legal information products and training.
An experienced commercial lawyer, Karen has worked in both private practice and in-house for a number of different organisations. She has previously worked at Eversheds where she was head of commercial know-how and Tarmac where she was head of legal.
Surrinder Bains is currently the community ambassador for fundraising at John Taylor Hospice.
As director of Bains Mentoring and Consulting, he also provides business transformation and sustainability consultancy to third sector organisations.
He is also a mentor supporting organisations within Birmingham through sports development and youth engagement. Surrinder was previously policy and performance manager at the Sandwell Partnership and prior to this was capacity building manager for Birmingham City Council.
Peter Bilson, Chairman of BCHG’s board said: “I am delighted to welcome Surrinder and Karen to the board.
"As leaders in their respective fields they help to make sure that our board has the necessary skills in place to help BCHG continue to offer a wide range of services to meet the needs of the local community. "
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