Meet Melin’s Senior Management team

Paula Kennedy

Chief Executive

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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

Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director of Candleston Homes

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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.


Adrian Huckin

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

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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. Adrian is also a Company Director of Y Prentis.


Joanne Kirrane

Interim Executive Director People, Homes and Communities

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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.


Owain Roberts

Director of Asset Management

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Owain started his career in Local Government after qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer. Having worked in both Environmental Health and Social Housing services he joined Melin Homes in 2014.


Justin Wigmore

Director of Housing

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


Sharon Crockett

Director of Innovation and Culture

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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.


Gerrard Williams

Director of Development

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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.


Tom Broadhead

Director of Business Improvement and Company Secretary

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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.


Elizabeth Howard

Director of Finance

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