Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
A board of voluntary non-executive Directors direct strategy, make policies and take financial decisions. The Board sets the wider aims and objectives, and monitors performance against these whilst ensuring that our staff meet high standards of service.
From April 2016, the Group moved towards a Common Board governance structure. This means that the 12 members will meet together at the same time to consider matters for Parkway Green (PGHT), Willow Park (WPHT) and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. The members each have a designation as demonstrated below, its believed this approach will be more efficient and enable matters to be considered at the same time.
Bishop David Walker (Ch, I)
The Bishop of Manchester, The Right Revd Dr David Walker joined the WCHG board in April 2014 and became chair two years later. He has been a Housing Association board member since 1988, and his passion for social housing, urban regeneration and the wellbeing of tenants has also included being a member of the National Housing Federation Board and as Chair of HACT. He currently chairs the Manchester Homelessness Partnership Board on behalf of the City Council and all partners. He enjoys the opportunity of serving the people of Wythenshawe through the vision of WCHG.
David has held the position of Bishop of Manchester since 2013 prior to which he was Bishop of Dudley from 2000. He chairs the Board of Governors of the Church Commissioners, responsible for an £8 Billion endowment fund, and is Vice Chair of the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group. In September 2020 he is due to take a seat in the House of Lords, with a remit for Housing matters as part of his brief.