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Ex-K&C chief resigns from housing charity's board

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Former Kensington & Chelsea RBC chief executive Sir Derek Myers has resigned from a housing and homelessness charity’s board of trustees.

Sir Derek was chair of Shelter’s board of trustees. He was Kensington & Chelsea’s chief executive between 2000 and 2013.

Work to renovate Grenfell Tower, including fitting external cladding, was carried out last year.

Another trustee, Tony Rice, has also resigned. Through Exerxes Equity which Mr Rice chairs he is linked to Omnis Exteriors which manufactured the aluminium composite material used in the cladding on Grenfell Tower, the Guardian previously reported.

Shelter’s interim chief executive, Graeme Brown said: “Tony Rice has resigned as a trustee of Shelter and the chair of the board of trustees Sir Derek Myers has also resigned. The role of trustee is entirely voluntary and unpaid, and we wish them the best for the future.”

Mr Brown said Shelter continued to provide advice to anyone who needs help with bad housing or homelessness and added: “This includes our work with Grenfell Tower residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the fire. We are working with partners to provide free advice clinics to those affected and our London advice line has been extended to seven days a week. We are also speaking to the relevant authorities to offer any other support that may be needed.”

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