Advisory Group

WTC’s Advisory Group

Kate Coleman WTC Advisory GroupKate Coleman
Founder and Co-Director of Next Leadership

Rev Dr Kate Coleman is founding director of Next Leadership.  She has over 30 years of leadership experience in the church, charity and voluntary sectors and is a mentor and coach to leaders. Kate recently completed a term as Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council (2012-2014), is a former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (2006-2007), and a Baptist Minister.

A popular speaker and lecturer, Kate has gained a reputation as a visionary and an inspiration to many. She is a strategic advisor who mentors, coaches and supports leaders and organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Recognised as one of the 20 most influential black Christian women leaders in the UK, her network extends across all sectors and church denominations. Kate is author of 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership. Her media contributions include the mainstream press, radio and TV. Kate is a Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts(FRSA).

David Williams WTC Advisory GroupDavid Williams
Bishop of Basingstoke

The Right Revd David Williams studied Social Policy at Bristol University and, after some years working with CMS in Kenya, trained for the ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He worked for twelve years in Sheffield, both as a Vicar and also as Chaplain to Aldine House Secure Unit.  He has lived in Hampshire since 2001 first as Vicar of Christ Church where one of WTC’s first Hubs was established, and as Bishop of Basingstoke since 2014. HE has had a long-term commitment to lay and ordained training. His church opened one of the first WTC Hubs.

David grew up in Uganda and retains strong links with East Africa, with a particular commitment to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  He has made several strategic visits to the DRC and is the emissary of the Archbishop of Congo in the UK. Together with his son, Mark, he completed two long motorbike journeys across Eastern and Central Africa in 2010 and 2012.  He has sailed dinghies and larger yachts since he was ten. He has just bought a 1938 wooden sailing yacht called ‘Sard’ with a tender called ‘Sardine’.