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The Role of the Board

The Board leads on the governance and assurance framework of the association. It defines and ensures compliance with our values and strategic objectives.

It prioritises how we use our resources and monitors the performance of the management team who run the company day to day.  Within that overall purpose, the roles and responsibilities of the Board  are:

  • Strategic direction 
  • Asset management
  • Scheme approvals 
  • Financial management
  • Staffing matters 
  • Governance and decision-making
  • Board arrangements 
  • External relations
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John Jenkins
Chair
Member of the EOM Board

A chartered Accountant with experience of working in the City of London

Self-employed business consultant 

School Governor and a Director of a community interest company

Board member since February 2015 

Experienced Chair of the Audit and Performance Committee

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Mererid Boswell

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A chartered accountant with experience of finance in the charity and public sector 

Has lived in Ceredigion for 12 years and was an Aberystwyth Town  Councillor 

Treasurer of Arad Goch (a theatre company) and Chair of Camau  Cyntaf i Ddysgu (a nursery provision charity) 

Head of Business and Finance for the Books Council of Wales

Fluent Welsh and English speaker and a Spanish learner

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John Wilkinson
Vice Chair

Chartered Public Relations consultant with 30 years experience.

Over 15 years experience working with housing associations in planning consultations, political and community relations, strategy, change and crisis communications.

Board and Council member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a primary school governor in Cardiff.

Commercial Member and regular conference speaker for Community Housing Cymru.

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Steve Cripps

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Retired local government Chief Officer (Strategic Director) with about 30 years experience 

Experienced in partnership working with other public & private sector  organisations 

Former School Governor, and with experience on Voluntary Sector  Boards of Management 

Experienced Housing Association Board Member, Chairman and  Vice-Chairman 

Former Independent member of Ceredigion County Council’s Ethics  and Standards Committee

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John Rees
Chair of the Audit and Performance Committee
Vice Chair of the Care Society Board

Finance Manager at Coastal Housing Group 

Chartered Certified Accountant 

Currently sits on the ACCA South Wales Panel and assists with  Advocacy, attending CPD events representing the ACCA and planning  the CPD programme for South West Wales 

Board Member since June 2017 

On the Board of The Care Society

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Catherine Shaw
Member of the Care and Repair in Powys Board
Member of the Care Society Board

Tenant 

Former modern languages student at Aberystwyth University

Member of the Tenant Steering Group while Tai Ceredigion was being  formed 

Former long standing member and minutes secretary of the Tai Ceredigion Monitoring Group 

Board member since December 2015 

On the Board of The Care Society

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Cadwgan Thomas
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Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Head of Development at Hafod  Services 

Experience in the social housing sector since 1996 

Experience in overseeing the development of several refurbishments,  new build housing schemes and care home projects 

Board member since September 2014 

Fluent Welsh speaker

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Wyn Jones
Member of the EOM Board

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Member of the Expert Witness Institute (MEWI) 

A property and valuation expert in practice at a firm of Chartered Surveyors  

Board member since August 2020

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David Hall
Member of the EOM Board

Group Head of Property for Wrekin Housing Group.

Member of both the Chartered Institute of Builders and Chartered Management Institute.

Over 25 years’ experience in social housing, in the delivery of Asset Management, Property Health and Safety, Procurement, and Housing Development.

Joined the Board Nov 2020

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Enid Roberts
Chair of the Special Project Committee

Self-employed management consultant

Previously worked in local government with strategic level experience in ICT, and Project and Programme management

Over 10 years' leadership experience in the social housing sector

Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society

Fluent Welsh speaker

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Siobhan Johnson
Chair of the Organisational Development Committee

Senior Human Resources and organisational development professional

Experience in social housing, social care, FMCG and private sectors

Skilled in HR Consulting, Coaching, Culture Change, Critical Thinking, Leadership and Management.

Advocate for equality and diversity and passionate about people realising their full potential

Long standing Associate member of CIPD with a MA Hons focused in Politics from The University of Glasgow.

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Carina Roberts

Has led in the housing field for over 30 years

Experience of working in partnership with other public and private sector organizations

Has been a board member of several voluntary boards including TPAS Cymru.

Fluent Welsh speaker.