Meet Melin’s Leadership Group


Paula Kennedy

Chief Executive

Paula Kennedy

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.


Peter Crockett FMATT FCCA

Deputy Chief Executive

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Following his early years in a private accountancy and audit practice where he trained as a certified accountant, he moved to housing association sector in 1995 and has held senior posts ever since. He has gained considerable experience in all aspects of strategic finance, including loan funding as well as all other support services.

Over the past few years, he has gained significant experience in the delivery of major energy programmes to assist in the combatting of fuel poverty and has recently taken responsibility for Development at Melin and it’s subsidiary. Peter is a company Director of Y Prentis and NowYourHome.


Dave Cook MBA MCIH ICIOB

Executive Director of People, Homes & Communities

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Dave has been Director of Customer Services since 2009. He is responsible for Housing and Asset Management services and the Direct Works Force service (DWF).

Dave joined the housing association sector in 1996 after a career in construction management. Dave is a Company Director of NowYourHome.



Adrian Huckin FCIH BA (Hons)

Executive Director of Innovation, Culture & Improvement

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Adrian is a graduate of the University of York and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. 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 36 years and included senior management roles with Newport and Torfaen Councils and Bron Afon Community Housing.

He is passionate about service excellence, equality of opportunity and making a difference to people’s lives. Adrian is also a Company Director of Y Prentis.


The management team

Gerrard Williams

Director of Development

Elizabeth Howard

Director of Finance

Lyndon Griffiths

Director of Land & Commercial

Sharon Crockett

Director of Innovation & Culture

Tom Broadhead

Director of Business Improvement

Owain Roberts

Director of Assets

Justin Wigmore

Director of Housing

Joanne Kirrane

Director of Independent Living