Our board governs our business. It sets our direction and goals. It also makes sure we stay financially strong and meet the standards set out by the government’s Regulator of Social Housing. Members come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of talent and experience. They work voluntarily and have a shared passion for social housing and investing in communities.
For over 40 years, David worked in the housing and support sector, and was the chief executive of a national housing association for more than 13 years. A committed and hard-working professional, David has also held trustee roles at the Housing Association Charitable Trust, or HACT, (1991-1997), was chair of Housing Options, which advises people with learning difficulties, (1998-2010), and was a member of the National Housing Federation’s Care and Support Advisory Group (2001-2011).
Now retired, he divides his time as chair of Connect along with being a trustee of the Royal Mencap Society. David holds a BA from the University of Durham, and a diploma in housing management.