Jim joined the DMSF in May 2017 as the Chair of the Board. Jim has a long and successful record of leading in both the public and voluntary sectors. He served as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester and before he was the Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council.
Jim played an important role in the regeneration and neighbourhood renewal in Manchester. As well as supporting DMSF Jim is a significant figure in Social Housing, the delivery of the GM Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy by the voluntary and faith sectors and the Governance of schools in East Manchester. Jim’s home is in Rusholme Manchester where he has lived for nearly 20 years.