Meet Melin’s Leadership Group

Paula Kennedy

Chief Executive

Paula Kennedy

Paula was recently appointed as Chief Executive of Melin Homes and has held leadership positions for over 20 years of her career. Formerly the Chief Executive of Brunel Care Housing Association and began her housing career in 1990 as a Housing Officer at Housing for Women.

Peter Crockett FMATT FCCA

Deputy Chief Executive


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 combating of fuel poverty. Peter was recently appointed Interim Chief Executive of Melin Homes, is a company Director of Y Prentis and a former member of Community Housing Cymru’s National Council.


Director of Customer Services


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)

Director of Communities, Enterprise & Care


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 34 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.