Board of Management
The Hafan Cymru Board of Management is responsible for setting the strategic direction, policies and overall governance and performance of the association. They set the objectives and agree the business plan for the future, taking account of the risks faced.
The Board meet every quarter and, in addition, members of the Board sit on sub-committees that scrutinise Hafan Cymru operations.
Board members carry a number of legal responsibilities to ensure that Hafan Cymru acts responsibly and within the law. All members of the Board are given an induction, training and support to make sure that they are able to discharge their duties. Each member term on the Board lasts for a minimum of three years, before the need to stand for re-election and can serve up to a maximum of nine consecutive years.
John Morgan – Chair
John is a retired Chief Executive in the NHS sector and was formerly a Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist who has proven leadership and strategic planning skills. He is also an experienced executive coach.m
Judith Lewis – Treasurer
Judith is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Judith was previously a Business Manager at St Michael’s College in Llandaff (where she was responsible for the day to day management of the college including the conference centre) after a long and varied financial career. Judith is a former Board member and Treasurer of Hafan Cymru (from 1994-1996) and has also served on United Welsh Housing Association’s Board along with Chair of the Audit Committee so has considerable knowledge of RSL workings.
Sarah Wydall – Vice Chair
Sarah is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University and for the last eight years her research has primarily focussed on domestic abuse. Sarah has extensive experience in designing and managing research projects/ interventions that focus on producing more effective ways of working with people experiencing gendered harms. Prior to this role, Sarah worked in public health, developing and delivering community-based projects with young parents
Rachel is a Head of Insight at Sport Wales. She has over 18 years of experience as a researcher in both academia and the public sector exploring social and economic issues relating to Wales. She also has over 10 years of experience working within a leadership role. Rachel has a doctorate from Bristol University and expertise in applying research findings to a public policy environment.
Steve is a Fellow of the CIPD, is CPD qualified and has a Masters in Law with over 30 years of experience of HR management within the NHS. He has a particular interest and expertise in employee relations matters, organisational change and employment law.
LLB Post Grad Diploma in Social Administration/Applied Social Studies, Cert of Qualification in Social Work. Steve is a retired Assistant Chief Probation Officer in North Wales. Steve has an extensive history in the housing field complemented by a range of other related lead responsibilities associated with service user needs including substance misuse, young people and employment. He also has extensive experience in the establishment of new businesses/projects and is currently a director of five fledgling social enterprises in North Wales where he is involved in the associated welfare to work agenda.
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, ACCA Member and OCR Level 5 NVQ in Leadership and Management. Finance/Work Based Learning Director at TSW Training Group. Extensive experience of providing financial advice to the Board of Directors, Managers and staff to achieve group objectives and targets.
Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Post Graduate Diploma in Housing and BSc Hons in Combined Science. Richard now works at Shelter Cymru. Over 22 years’ experience of providing leadership, management and strategic direction covering a full range of housing provision, housing related services and care within both the Welsh Housing sector and Local Authority sector in England.
Bill has worked in the charity sector throughout his career including roles in the Citizens Advice Bureau, NACRO, and for 11 years until 2014 as Chief Executive of Welsh mental health charity Hafal where he still works part-time as a senior consultant. Bill is also a Trustee of Bipolar UK. In 2015 Bill was awarded an M.B.E. for services to mental health service users and carers.
Amie Chapman – Co-optee
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Liz Evans – Co-optee
Post Graduate Diploma in Housing. Liz has over 20 years’ experience working in the social housing sector within local authorities and registered social landlords. She is currently the Head of Community Housing at Bron Afon Community Housing and has experience of providing leadership, management and strategic direction covering a full range of housing management services, housing related services, community engagement and community development within Wales. She has a particular interest and expertise in managing organisational change with a focus on improving customer experience.
Liane Sheppard – Co-optee
BEng (Hons), CEng, FICE, PG Diploma P.D
Liane is a senior level professional with extensive operational and strategic development experience in the highways & transportation, infrastructure, property and social housing sectors. A Chartered Civil Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Operations Director with a background in the Public Sector Local Government, Private Sector within Property & Infrastructure and Social Housing. Liane currently works for Sovereign Housing, responsible for 300 people and 32,000 homes. She is accountable for the day to day delivery of all Property Services repair and maintenance activities to agreed standards and performance levels, from West of England to Basingstoke ensuring customer satisfaction, compliance, cost effectiveness and value for money.