Meet the Board

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Group Board

Joined: January 2020

Catherine is Chief Executive of Muir Group Housing Association based in Chester. Catherine previously worked at GreenSquare as Executive Director (Organisational Development & Corporate Services) in Wiltshire and prior to that as Director of Business Support with Synergy Housing based in Dorset. Catherine has many years’ experience in housing and working for a local authority in education, social services and the fire & rescue service. Catherine is Chair of Governors at Ysgol Sant Dunawd in Bangor-on-Dee. Catherine has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Chartered Secretary & Administrator (ACIS).
Catherine Dixson
Chair
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Joined: December 2016

Bill is a Chartered Certified Accountant and works as a Finance Manager at Bangor University responsible for day to day financial transactions within the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences. He previously held the post of Finance Manager/Company Secretary at the Management Development Centre, Bangor.
William (Bill) Farnell
Vice Chair
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Joined: June 2015

Janet has wide experience of working in the social housing sector, including working for Riverside and Liverpool City Council and lecturing at Liverpool John Moores University. She has also worked as freelance trainer, volunteered in Africa with VSO and her final post prior to retirement was as a housing inspector with the Audit Commission in England.
Janet Roberts

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Joined: December 2016

Ian is a partner with Brabners LLP and specialises in advising the social housing sector and other clients on housing management, property and commercial disputes and litigation, employment related litigation and judicial review and human rights cases. He is a qualified mediator and member of CIH and the Property Litigation Association.
Ian Alderson

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Joined: June 2015

Carol is self-employed making and selling arts, crafts and furniture through a recently opened shop unit in Colwyn Bay. She has also worked as a community tutor and resident artist.
Carol Downes

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Joined: May 2019

Sian is a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Aura Leisure and Libraries Ltd, an Employee Owned Community Benefit Society which operates these services within Flintshire. Sian has a BSc and MSc in her field and within her role as Leisure Development Manager has the responsibility for all Leisure services, sports and community development. She has company responsibility for the HR function within the organisation, responsible for the SLA for the buyback of HR services. She has experience in Local Government and Social Enterprise and is a school governor. She has over 15 years in management / senior leadership roles. Sian has a passion for delivering fantastic community services and a particular interest in developing people, training to become a qualified NLP practitioner last year. She volunteers as a mentor for the WISH network and enjoys supporting women in their roles to be the very best they can be.
Sian Williams

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Joined: January 2018

Dylan is currently Head of Financial Accounting at Bangor University and has a wide range of financial and management accounting skills. He also has extensive external and internal audit management experience along with practical experience of complying with regulatory systems and governance having previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and WaterfordWedgwood. Dylan trained with District Audit in North Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker. Dylan has a degree in European Finance and Accounting and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
Dylan James
Chair Audit & Risk Committee
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Joined: September 2020

Sarah is the Head of Consultancy for Pennington Choices, providing strategic support to organisations across a range of sectors across the UK. Sarah previously worked at Muir Housing Group as Assistant Director of Business Support and Head of Strategic Change for Cheshire Police and Fire. Sarah has many years experience across the public and not-for-profit  sectors leading complex and large-scale digital and organisational change programmes. Sarah spent eight years with the Audit Commission as a Corporate Assessment Inspector and Performance Specialist, as well as time with the HMIC and Cabinet Office as a Gateway Assurance Reviewer for major government projects. Sarah is the Vice Chair of the Women in Social Housing (NW) Network and a member of the Institute of Risk Management. She has a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Joint Honours Degree.
Sarah Davies

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Joined: September 2020

Derwyn is a Chartered Architect and works as the Corporate Landlord at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council and specialises in the Estate Management and Development within the Public Estate. He has a wide range of experience in both the Private and Public sectors having previously worked as Head of Property Management and Asset Services at Conwy Council and Director of Property and Campus Services at Bangor University.
Derwyn Owen

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Tenants and Communities Panel

Joined: June 2015

Janet has wide experience of working in the social housing sector, including working for Riverside and Liverpool City Council and lecturing at Liverpool John Moores University. She has also worked as freelance trainer, volunteered in Africa with VSO and her final post prior to retirement was as a housing inspector with the Audit Commission in England.
Janet Roberts

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Joined: June 2015

Carol is self-employed making and selling arts, crafts and furniture through a recently opened shop unit in Colwyn Bay. She has also worked as a community tutor and resident artist.
Carol Downes

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Joined: May 2019

Sian is a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Aura Leisure and Libraries Ltd, an Employee Owned Community Benefit Society which operates these services within Flintshire. Sian has a BSc and MSc in her field and within her role as Leisure Development Manager has the responsibility for all Leisure services, sports and community development. She has company responsibility for the HR function within the organisation, responsible for the SLA for the buyback of HR services. She has experience in Local Government and Social Enterprise and is a school governor. She has over 15 years in management / senior leadership roles. Sian has a passion for delivering fantastic community services and a particular interest in developing people, training to become a qualified NLP practitioner last year. She volunteers as a mentor for the WISH network and enjoys supporting women in their roles to be the very best they can be.
Sian Williams

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Domus Cambria

Iwan Prys Jones (Independent)

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Audit and Risk Committee

Joined: December 2016

Bill is a Chartered Certified Accountant and works as a Finance Manager at Bangor University responsible for day to day financial transactions within the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences. He previously held the post of Finance Manager/Company Secretary at the Management Development Centre, Bangor.
William (Bill) Farnell
Vice Chair
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Joined: January 2018

Dylan is currently Head of Financial Accounting at Bangor University and has a wide range of financial and management accounting skills. He also has extensive external and internal audit management experience along with practical experience of complying with regulatory systems and governance having previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and WaterfordWedgwood. Dylan trained with District Audit in North Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker. Dylan has a degree in European Finance and Accounting and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
Dylan James
Chair Audit & Risk Committee
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