Leadership Group members have taken two key decisions to strengthen ongoing engagement with Faith networks and organisations in Greater Manchester.

Reverend Ian Rutherford was voted onto the Leadership Group as a representative of the Greater Manchester Faith and Belief Advisory Panel and because of his role with Greater Manchester Networks Connect. We welcome Ian to the Greater Manchester VCFSE Leadership.

Picture of three people in conversation standing including leadership group members Graham Whitham and Reverend Ian Rutherford

New Leadership Group member Reverend Ian Rutherford speaks to VCFSE sector colleagues, including Leadership Group member Graham Whitham, at the VCFSE Mayoral Hustings event

The Leadership Group also voted to change its name to Greater Manchester VCFSE Leadership Group in order to emphasise the work faith organisations do in our sector. We will be updating our logo and branding to reflect this change.

These decisions were taken following an action plan drawn up by the Leadership Group following a meeting in January 2023.