Meet the board
A board of 12 volunteers make policies and plans for Parkway Green. It sets our wider aims and objectives and makes sure that our staff meet standards of service.
There are four 'tenant board members'. They have equal decision-making power with the four board members nominated by Manchester Council, and with the four 'independent' board members who are people with specialist knowledge.
Councillor Paul Andrews (Baguley)
Paul Andrews represents Baguley and has been a councillor since 1996. He has lived in Wythenshawe since 1959 and served on various committees of the Council and outside bodies. He is a member of the City Council's Wythenshawe Area Committee, and sits on the airport's shareholder committee. He has just served four years as the Council's Executive Member for Housing.
Tenant board members
Wyn Casey is a tenant of Newall Green for over 55 years and has been an active member of the local tenant and resident association for 34 years. Wyn is secretary of the Newall Green Tenants and Residents Association and is actively involved in a wide range of community initiatives to address environmental problems and crime in the area.
Eva joined the PGHT Board on 27 September 2010. Eva has been a tenant for 41 years and was the treasurer for the Bideford Residents Association before becoming the Chair person. Eva had a large part to play in renovating the square. Eva is always available to help the residents on her estate and is involved in a wide range of community activities.
Ian Hilton has lived in Wythenshawe all his life and went to school locally. On leaving school he worked for Manchester City Council in the Housing Department and has worked in social housing for over 30 years.
A tenant in Brooklands for over 10 years. Ray serves on a number of committees, both local and national and is the chairman of the Valuation Tribunal for the NW area. Ray is a chartered engineer with a keen interest in all things Wythenshawe and brings extensive experience of project and systems management from his time in industry and as a PhD researcher at UMIST.
City Council nominated members
Councillor Susan Cooley (Brooklands)
Sue grew up in Wythenshawe and has been a local councillor here since 1996. She is chair of the city council's Health and Well Being committee, and their 'champion' of older people. "I want to see the tenant truly at the heart of Parkway Green" she says.
Martin Oldfield has worked for Manchester City Council in the Housing Department for over 20 years. He is currently Head of Housing, reporting to the Director, with responsibility for housing management, housing investment and partnership working with housing providers across Manchester.
Councillor Fran Shone
Fran was elected as a Northenden representative to Manchester City Council in May 2012. Fran Works for a trade union and has a long record of standing up for hard working families and vulnerable people. Fran has volunteered with children and young people and also sits on Wythenshawe Area Committee.
Independent board members
David Teale is a former managing director of Manchester Airport Aviation Services, David brings business strategy and change-management skills, as well as extensive experience of operations and service delivery. David has worked at board level with both private and public sector partners, and has sat on the Wythenshawe Forum Partnership Board.
Colette McKune is Deputy Chief Executive of City West Housing Trust. Colette has a wealth of experience to bring to the board having worked in the public sector for nearly 20 years and more recently her experience in delivering multi-million pound Investment and Development programmes. She is also passionate about empowering people in communities by creating opportunities for employment through apprenticeships and supporting the growth of new businesses and social enterprises. Prior to joining City West, Colette set up award-winning teams and strategic partnerships in the police force as well as other housing organisations.
Mark is regeneration manager for Cosmopolitan Housing Association, a Merseyside based not-for-profit landlord with around 2,000 homes. He has over 30 years housing experience, and brings a strategic and operational awareness of how landlords like Parkway Green can help bring positive change to local neighbourhoods.
Stelios is a property solicitor specialising in Private Finance Inititiative (PFI) projects. He grew up in Wythenshawe, and has lived most of his life here.