Bhupendra Mistry

Appointment from April 2015.

Currently sits on the Boards of BBC Media Action, (formerly BBC World Service Trust) Manchester Metropolitan University, the Body Shop Foundation, Cedar Management Services and is Chairman of Kamla Foundation.

A former Board Member of Harvest Housing Group, Carnegie (UK) Trust, Fabrick Housing Group and NACRO (National Association for Care & Resettlement of Offenders). In addition, he also sat on the Advisory Boards of the Home Office and the Cabinet Office, working closely with senior Civil Servants and Ministers leading on the agenda to strengthen civil society.

Barbara Leach

Appointment from June 2021.

Barbara is back at CCW after a six-year absence. She spent seventeen years working for Ofwat and CCW. She worked as a Policy Manager in the Social Policy team before retiring, with a specific focus on vulnerable consumers and those struggling with debt.

John Walker

Appointment from June 2021.

John has spent most of his working life in rural North Yorkshire, where he has designed and developed housing services and strategies for vulnerable people and diverse and disadvantaged communities. He is passionate about achieving social and economic justice through meaningful and effective services that make a real difference in people’s lives and transform our communities.

With expertise in both statutory and voluntary and community sectors, he has assisted in the development of specialist housing services for socially excluded young people and persons with mental health difficulties.
He also helps out at a local environmental charity.