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Senior Management

Our Senior Management team are responsible for the day-to-day operational and strategic management of Melin. They provide leadership for the organisation, supporting our staff and the working environment to successfully achieve our goals and objectives.

Paula Kennedy

Chief Executive

Paula has worked in social housing for over 28 years, with 16 of these based in Wales.

Appointed as Chief Executive in 2017, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her previous roles with Brunel Care and Herefordshire Housing.

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Paula Kennedy

Peter Crockett

Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director of Candleston Homes

Peter has held senior posts in the housing association sector since 1995 where he gained considerable experience in all aspects of commercial activities including strategic finance, loan funding, development and all other support services.

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Peter Crockett

Adrian Huckin

Executive Director of Innovation, Culture & Improvement and Company Director of Y Prentis

Adrian joined Melin Homes in September 2010 having previously worked in both the public and Housing Associations sectors.

His Housing career spans a total of 37 years and has included senior management roles with Newport and Torfaen Councils and Bron Afon Community Housing.

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Adrian Huckin

Joanne Kirrane

Executive Director People, Homes and Communities

Joanne’s career spans across health, housing and social care, she has a particular interest in cross sector collaboration and has worked for Melin Homes since 2013.

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Joanne Kirrane

Justin Wigmore

Director of Housing

Justin has worked in social housing since 1997 and has experience of working for both a Local Authority and Housing Associations.

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Justin Wigmore

Sharon Crockett

Director of Assets

Sharon has worked in the social housing sector since 2001 and local government prior that this. With a background in finance and a passion for people, her diverse experience and knowledge enables her to drive innovation through our business processes and continue to enhance the incredible culture of Melin.

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Sharon Crockett

Gerrard Williams

Director of Development

Gerrard is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked in development since 1987, and has worked in the housing sector since 2010. He was previously Development Director at Hereford Futures Ltd and before that Commercial Manager at Cardiff International Sports Village.

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Gerrard Williams

Tom Broadhead

Director of Business Improvement and Company Secretary

Tom has worked in social housing since the year 2000 in a variety of roles. He also carries out various roles with CIH Cymru, Welsh Housing Quarterly Magazine, the board of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association and Tyfu Tai Cymru.

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Tom Broadhead

Elizabeth Howard

Director of Finance

Elizabeth has worked in social housing since 2005, after starting her finance career at an IT consultancy in Cardiff.

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Elizabeth Howard

Lyndon Griffiths

Group Land Director

Lyndon is an experienced development/land surveyor that has worked in the social housing sector for over 25 years. His current role as Land Director at Candleston and Melin Homes includes facilitating acquisition of land and coordination of all new development opportunities for the group.

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Lyndon Griffiths

Scott Rooks

Commercial Director of Candleston

Scott is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has worked in the construction industry since 2002, having started his career with a construction consultancy in the north of England, he moved to Wales in 2007 and joined Candleston in 2018.

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Scott Rooks