Our Board

There is no doubt that the social housing sector has a big impact on the lives of thousands of people across the country, every day. There is also no doubt the people on the boards of these organisations make decisions which have a long-lasting positive impact for future generations.

Chris Edmondson MSc Cert Ed



Christine is a freelance management researcher/advisor. She has been a board member since 2012.

Julie Thomas RNMH, DipN, MSc (Gofal Iechyd)

Vice Chair


Julie is a retired Divisional Director of Community Services with Aneurin Bevan Universities Health Board. She joined the board in 2015.

Wendy Bowler


Wendy is a retired Public Health Practitioner. She is now a self-employed Healthy Working Wales Assessor and was co-opted onto the board in October 2016.

Lorraine Morgan


Lorraine is a retired staff tutor at the Open University in Wales. Advisor to the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and a Board member of Care & Repair Cymru.

Lisa Howells


Lisa is a Sales & Marketing Director for Curo Group with 20 years’ of property experience within the housing sector; member of the Housebuilding Federation and the National Housing Federation.

Cliff Jones


Cliff is a retired banker, Financial Advisor and Relationship Director for the Social Housing Sector, Education and Local Authorities for Barclays in Wales.

Anthony Hearn


Anthony is Assistant Director (Housing) at Valleys to Coast Housing Association.

Sarah Bees


Sarah has a health and social care background, and is currently a Policy & Project Officer for the Gwent Regional Partnership Team.

John Jackson


With over 20 years innovative and marketing experience John has been running his own business for 3 years, Jackson Concepts. He has a passion for strategy, rebranding and digital.

Gareth Thomas


Gareth began his career as a carpenter with Powys Council over 10 years ago, with a passion for asset management he worked his way up and got an HNC in Construction. Recently moving to Alliance Homes as a Technical Manager in England he still wanted to be part of Welsh housing so joined our board.