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.