North Wales Housing Association is an organisation dedicated to providing homes for people who cannot afford to buy or rent on the open market and are genuinely in housing need.
The Association is registered with the Welsh Assembly Government which is a public body that funds and supervises the work of Welsh Housing Associations. A Board made up of local professional people committed to the provision of housing decides on the policies implemented by the Association and employs a team of professional officers to provide a quality housing service.
Joined July 2008
Peter is a solicitor whose last role before retiring was as Director of Tourism and Leisure for Conwy Council. He had previously been Assistant Chief Executive at Clwyd County Council. Amongst a number of voluntary roles that Peter has carried out, he is the Chair of the Trustees of the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Peter became Board Chair in July 2011.
Joined July 2002
Lynne is a former Regional Director of Shelter Cymru, having worked in the supported housing sector since 1997.
Joined July 2009
Marion is an internal audit manager employed by Denbighshire County Council. On the Council’s behalf she manages the internal audit service at the North Wales Police Authority and at the Countryside Council for Wales, where a collaborative agreement exists to provide their internal audit service. Marion qualified as an internal auditor, becoming a member of the institute of Internal Auditors, in 1999. She gained her Masters Degree in Change Management from Liverpool John Moores University in 2004, qualifying with a distinction. Marion is currently studying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Joined July 2010
Neil was Executive Director of Finance for Conwy Local Health Board from 2003 to 2010. He is a CCAB qualified accountant with experience in financial management and business planning. Neil’s previous employment includes Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Glan Clwyd Hospitals NHS Trust. He currently has several voluntary roles including mountain rescue.
Joined September 1997
Mary is a retired secretary with G-Plan, and is also a tenant of the Association. She is a former Chair of the Operations Committee.
Joined January 2005
Helen is a self-employed consultant having previously worked for E C Harris LLP in Liverpool, with Chester City Council, North Wales Police Authority and Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd. She is also Chair of KHT, a large Merseyside-based housing association. She was Chair of the North Wales RSL Equality Partnership in 2003/04. The Chartered Institute of Housing awarded Helen “Young Housing Professional of the Year” in 2003. She represented North Wales and the north-west on a Rotary Group Study Exchange to New South Wales, Australia, in 2004. Helen is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Joined July 2006
Gerry is a self-employed painter and decorator. He is a governor of Blessed William Davies School in Llandudno and a former Vice Chair of Llandudno Football Club. He is a former Town Councillor and chaired the Finance and General Purposes Committee. He is a tenant of the Association and is the Chair of the Parc Clarence Residents Association.
Joined July 2006
Adrian has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies. He founded and built up his own engineering company over a 25-year period. He later moved into the building trade before retiring on health grounds. Adrian is a tenant of NWH.
Joined December 2007
Colin was Assistant Chief Fire Officer for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service until retiring in April 2012. He commenced service in August 1978. Prior to this he served in both the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy. Colin is currently working with Ann Jones AM to introduce legislation in the Welsh Assembly to seek statutory powers for the installation of domestic sprinklers in new build housing within Wales. Colin is a fluent Welsh speaker and was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal in the 2010 New Years Honours List.
Joined July 2010
Bryan has his own consultancy, Supply Chain Projects Ltd whose clients in recent years include the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Procurement for Housing (PfH). He works in a variety of fields in the UK and internationally and his other clients include a number of English housing associations. Up to the mid 1990s Bryan worked for Liverpool City Council.
Joined July 2012
Terry is a director of Marco Cable Management in Llangefni, a company which he established with partners in 2002.An electrician by trade, he worked for English Electric before founding Deakin Electrical Ltd. A trustee of the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Terry has also been Chairman of Colwyn Bay Round Table and President of the Rotary Club of Colwyn Bay. In 2010 he was made a ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary International for his charitable work at home and internationally.
Alice joined the Board as a founder member in February 1975 and is a former Chair of North Wales Housing. As a district councillor, Alice was Chair of Housing Committee and held the chair of the National Housing and Town Planning Council (North Wales region). Alice has held many positions of public responsibility and continues to be active on behalf of a variety of local organisations.
On standing down from the Board in July 2012 Alice was appointed Honorary President of the Association. As such she continues to represent the organization and acts as an ambassador for our work.