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.

Anne Hayward


Anne is a retired solicitor who joined the board in 2016. She has been involved with social housing for much of her working life.

Tracey Blockwell


Tracey joined the board in 2016. She is a Director/Trustee of the Disability Advice Project and previously worked in Social Services.

Richard Essery


Richard has 23 years as an HR/Learning & Development Manager. He is a member of the Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council and also sits on the UK and Welsh advisory councils for the charity Diabetes UK.

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.