North West social house building consortium JV North has appointed its new Chair. John Bowker, who is Executive Director of Operations at Stockport Homes Group, takes over from Wayne Gales who has been in the post since 2018.
John Bowker starts on 1 April after being appointed to the role at JV North’s last Board meeting. Executive Director of Development at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, Andrea Lowman, was appointed Vice-Chair.
Since forming in 2007, consortium members have built the equivalent of 3.5 homes every working day. JV North is currently building over 4,000 homes in the 2021/26 Affordable Homes Programme investing in the region of £600 million with grant funding of c.£200 million from Homes England.