Founding Governors retire

Founding Governors retire

At the Annual General Meeting of Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation, held on 19th July 2016, three Governors retired, having completed the maximum permitted term of office (two periods of four years).

They were each involved in the creation of the Foundation and have made a huge contribution to its growth.


Ian-HendersonIan Henderson had chaired the Foundation from the outset, having been asked by Sir Simon Milton, then Leader of Westminster City Council, to take on this role. His depth of knowledge of property investment and development was a considerable asset, particularly in the early years which coincided with the global financial crisis of 2008 and created threats and opportunities for the organisation.


Catherine-LongworthCatherine Longworth was the Lord Mayor of Westminster in 2005 and a City Councillor for 12 years and she was able to contribute to the strengthening and development of our strategically important relationship with the City Council.


Rachel-WhittakerRachel Whittaker was also a former City Councillor and, having extensive HR experience, was able to shape the Foundation’s thinking on housing of key workers and its important local focus. 


Simon-DowSimon Dow 
who had chaired the Foundation’s subsidiary Housing Association, Dolphin Living, has now been appointed as Ian’s successor. Formerly Chief Executive of Guinness Partnership and the Housing Corporation, Simon is exceptionally qualified to guide the Board and the Foundation at this interesting stage of its development. 


We will be announcing new appointments to further strengthen the Board shortly.

View all our Board members here