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Wythenshawe Community Housing Group welcomes new chair of the Board

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group welcomes new chair of the Board the Bishop of Manchester, The Right Revd Dr David Walker

Bishop David joined the WCHG board in April 2014 and is keen to build on the successes and numerous achievements since the Group came into formation on the 1st April 2013.

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 welcomes the opportunity to serve the people of Wythenshawe through the vision of WCHG.

David has held the position of Bishop of Manchester since 2013 and prior to that he was Bishop of Dudley from 2000, following 17 years in assorted parish ministries and industrial chaplaincy in the Diocese of Sheffield. He is also Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities and the Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee and is a member of the ministry Council of the Church of England. He recently became an elected member of the Church Commissioners.

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group Chief Executive, Nigel Wilson said: "I’m delighted to welcome David and look forward to working with him to contribute to the strategic future and the next leg of the Groups journey. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Eddy Newman, Paul Andrews and David Chorlton, former Chairs of the Group and Subsidiary Boards. They have contributed to a great deal of achievements and successes for the Wythenshawe Community over the past three years and I am proud of the legacy they have left which will be nurtured going forward by the Bishop and the Group Board”