Help shape our organisation

WDH Board

We have a Board of Directors that is responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation.

Our current Board Members are:

  • Andrew McConnell Andrew McConnell
  • Ajman Ali Ajman Ali
  • Elizabeth Cook Elizabeth Cook
    Senior Independent Director and Governance Committee Chair
  • Stephen DavisStephen Davis
    Property Investment Committee Chair
  • Michael Graham Michael Graham
  • Suzan Harrington Suzan Harrington
  • Shendi KeshetiShendi Keshet
    Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee Chair
  • Clare KingClare King
    Customer Committee Chair
  • Mike Longfellow Mike Longfellow
  • Gareth Mann-Tighe Gareth Mann-Tighe
  • Antony Nelson Antony Nelson

Neighbourhoods Panels

We have seven Neighbourhood Panels, which are made up of a range of community representatives.

The role of Neighbourhood Panels is to determine local priorities and contribute to the development, implementation and challenge of local plans and engagement strategies and to agree local solutions to local issues. Neighbourhood Panels work to ensure residents from across the district are involved in everything we do.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join one of our Neighbourhood Panels, and you'll be able to do just that.

For more information contact 01977 724601 or email neighbourhoodpanels@wdh.co.uk.

Customer Excellence Group (CEG)

We are committed to co-regulation with our tenants and residents, ensuring that scrutiny and challenge is applied to our services and performance.

The CEG plays a key role in making sure this happens in practice by:

  • providing a tenant-led approach to looking at the services which directly affect them;
  • acting as a critical friend to the organisation and taking an independent view of our performance before assessing it against agreed standards; and
  • operating independently of any decision making structures on behalf of tenants and residents to make sure we provide tenant-centred services of the highest standards.

Are you passionate about the community you live in? Do you want to be involved in the standard of housing available to you? Can you challenge in a positive, objective and constructive way which aims to add value, recommending improvements where necessary?

If so, then becoming a member of our CEG may be for you.

For more information contact 01977 788647 or email tenants@wdh.co.uk.

Join our Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee

Do you have a finance, accounting or audit background and an interest in social housing?

We’re looking for a new Independent Member on our Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee to provide challenge and help us to continue to put our customers at the heart of our decision making.

We’ll be looking to you to help build on our successes and your effective leadership will support us through the delivery of our Business Strategy, ensuring we achieve our objectives on time and to budget, whilst complying with a range of regulatory, legal, and political requirements.

Previous Committee or Board experience is not essential, although experience of operating at a strategic level will be helpful, and a passion for the housing sector is very important.

We provide homes in diverse areas and want our Board and Committees to be representative of the communities we serve. We are particularly keen to hear from those living in, or with a connection to, Wakefield.

See our Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee Independent Member Recruitment Pack for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications close at 8 am on Monday, 19 February 2024.

Get involved

If you have got any views, ideas or recommendations to make about our services then we are always here to listen, and we have many ways in which you can get involved.

You can:

  • Attend one of many events organised in your local community.
  • Be a part of our Virtual Forum.
  • Fill out our surveys and questionnaires.

If you want to know about getting involved at a level that suits you, please contact our Engagement Team on: 01977 788647 or email .