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Group Board

Joined: September 2017

Tom has spent over 40 years in the housing and care sector. He began his career as a community worker in the inner city of Leicester and retired as Chief Executive of Midland Heart, one of the largest housing and care organisations in the UK, in 2012. Tom has served as a chair and non-executive on a number of housing and care boards and national working parties and groups. He is a previous Chair of HACT and of Emmaus. He is Chair of Governance at Plus Dane Group, a Trustee of Mayday Trust, an editorial board member of Thinkhouse, and a founder member of SHOUT the campaign for social housing. In 2009 Tom was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Birmingham for his leadership in the housing sector.
Tom Murtha
Chair
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Joined: July 2014

Sally was the Director of Modernisation and Well-being at Denbighshire County Council from 2001-2014 and has extensive experience of working in local government. She is a member of the Public Services Staffing Commission, appointed by Welsh Government, and recently chaired the Strategic Improvement Steering Group advising Welsh Ministers on implementation of aspects of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act and the new Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act. Sally is a volunteer adviser for Denbighshire Citizens Advice.
Sally Ellis
Vice Chair Group Board
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Joined: July 2009

North Wales Housing initially co-opted Marion Pryor to its Audit Committee in 2006, before she became a full Board member in July 2009. She is currently a member of the Group Board and has chaired its Audit and Risk Committee since 2011. Marion is currently the Head of Audit and Risk at the Isle of Anglesey County Council, and she has also held senior roles in internal audit in North Wales Police, Natural Resources Wales, Countryside Council for Wales, Denbighshire County Council and more recently, Conwy County Borough Council. She has also worked as an external auditor for the Auditor General for Wales (Wales Audit Office) in his financial audit practice. Marion qualified as a chartered internal auditor, becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) in 1999. She gained her Masters Degree in Change Management from Liverpool John Moores University in 2004, qualifying with a distinction and became a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in 2009. In 2014, Marion also completed a post-graduate certificate with CIPFA in Corporate Governance and was a member of the CIPFA working group tasked with revising the CIPFA/SOLACE Framework for Good Governance in Local Government, published in 2016. More recently, Marion has joined Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Board and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.
Marion Pryor
Vice Chair Audit and Risk Committee
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Joined: February 2016

Susan is a former research scientist with extensive experience in business management and compliance. Until recently a senior director with Ethicon, part of the Johnson and Johnson group, she was responsible for regulatory compliance in both Europe and the USA, involving compliance auditing, change management and performance monitoring. Passionate about developing people, Susan also has an enthusiasm for sustainable housing design.
Susan Miller

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Joined: July 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
Chair Landlord Services Committee
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Joined: December 2016

John is the Chief Executive at Monmouthshire Housing.  He has worked at a senior level in the housing sector for over 20 years, the last nine years as a Chief Executive.  He has recent board experience with Community Housing Cymru as Chair and also at Agored Cymru an awarding body for further education colleges and courses.
John Keegan

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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

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Joined: December 2016

Christopher is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and is a Technical Director with Arlingclose Limited, an independent treasury advisory company which provides financial advice and capital financing expertise for the public, private and the third sectors.  He has previously worked for Clwyd County Council and Denbighshire County Council and his latter position was that of Principal Management Accountant.
Christopher Taylor
Interim Chair Audit and Risk Committee
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Joined: December 2016

John is currently the Group Chief Executive of Prima Group, having been in post for nearly four years.  He has a wealth of experience in the housing sector having previously worked for the Anchor Trust, Headrow Housing Group, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and the Tenant Services Authority. He has also worked as a Lead Housing Inspector for the Audit Commission. He is currently a National Board member with the National Housing Federation.
John Ghader

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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: April 2016

Nanette is a local government internal auditor, currently employed by Denbighshire County Council as a Senior Auditor. She also performs the same role at North Wales Police under an out-sourced contractual arrangement. Nanette has varied experience across the local government setting and the wider Welsh public sector of governance, internal control frameworks, risk and risk management. She has recently completed her professional training with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.
Nanette Williams

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Joined: July 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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Landlord Services Committee

Joined: July 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
Chair Landlord Services Committee
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Joined: July 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: December 2016

John is currently the Group Chief Executive of Prima Group, having been in post for nearly four years.  He has a wealth of experience in the housing sector having previously worked for the Anchor Trust, Headrow Housing Group, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and the Tenant Services Authority. He has also worked as a Lead Housing Inspector for the Audit Commission. He is currently a National Board member with the National Housing Federation.
John Ghader

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Joined: July 2014

Sally was the Director of Modernisation and Well-being at Denbighshire County Council from 2001-2014 and has extensive experience of working in local government. She is a member of the Public Services Staffing Commission, appointed by Welsh Government, and recently chaired the Strategic Improvement Steering Group advising Welsh Ministers on implementation of aspects of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act and the new Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act. Sally is a volunteer adviser for Denbighshire Citizens Advice.
Sally Ellis
Vice Chair Group Board
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Domus Cambria

Joined: February 2016

Susan is a former research scientist with extensive experience in business management and compliance. Until recently a senior director with Ethicon, part of the Johnson and Johnson group, she was responsible for regulatory compliance in both Europe and the USA, involving compliance auditing, change management and performance monitoring. Passionate about developing people, Susan also has an enthusiasm for sustainable housing design.
Susan Miller

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Joined: December 2016

John is the Chief Executive at Monmouthshire Housing.  He has worked at a senior level in the housing sector for over 20 years, the last nine years as a Chief Executive.  He has recent board experience with Community Housing Cymru as Chair and also at Agored Cymru an awarding body for further education colleges and courses.
John Keegan

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Iwan Prys Jones (Independent)

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Audit and Risk Committee

Joined: December 2016

Christopher is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and is a Technical Director with Arlingclose Limited, an independent treasury advisory company which provides financial advice and capital financing expertise for the public, private and the third sectors.  He has previously worked for Clwyd County Council and Denbighshire County Council and his latter position was that of Principal Management Accountant.
Christopher Taylor
Interim Chair Audit and Risk Committee
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Joined: July 2009

North Wales Housing initially co-opted Marion Pryor to its Audit Committee in 2006, before she became a full Board member in July 2009. She is currently a member of the Group Board and has chaired its Audit and Risk Committee since 2011. Marion is currently the Head of Audit and Risk at the Isle of Anglesey County Council, and she has also held senior roles in internal audit in North Wales Police, Natural Resources Wales, Countryside Council for Wales, Denbighshire County Council and more recently, Conwy County Borough Council. She has also worked as an external auditor for the Auditor General for Wales (Wales Audit Office) in his financial audit practice. Marion qualified as a chartered internal auditor, becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA) in 1999. She gained her Masters Degree in Change Management from Liverpool John Moores University in 2004, qualifying with a distinction and became a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in 2009. In 2014, Marion also completed a post-graduate certificate with CIPFA in Corporate Governance and was a member of the CIPFA working group tasked with revising the CIPFA/SOLACE Framework for Good Governance in Local Government, published in 2016. More recently, Marion has joined Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Board and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.
Marion Pryor
Vice Chair Audit and Risk Committee
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Joined: April 2016

Nanette is a local government internal auditor, currently employed by Denbighshire County Council as a Senior Auditor. She also performs the same role at North Wales Police under an out-sourced contractual arrangement. Nanette has varied experience across the local government setting and the wider Welsh public sector of governance, internal control frameworks, risk and risk management. She has recently completed her professional training with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.
Nanette Williams

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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: 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

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