“Being part of a Housing Association in Wales means we play a big role in many people’s lives.”

— Peter Crockett, Deputy Chief Executive


A little bit about housing associations in Wales

Housing Associations in Wales provide homes and services to around 10% of the Welsh population. We are independent, not-for-profit social businesses, primarily set up to provide affordable homes for people in need. However, we provide so much more. We invest in communities and change lives by providing care and support for older and vulnerable people, we help people back into work and deliver initiatives to help people to get online or manage their money better. We are seen as regeneration organisations within our local community and are important partners of national and local government.

Housing associations are also major employers in Wales. Last year we directly employed around 8,400 full time equivalent staff. For every one full time person employed in the sector, one and a half other jobs are supported within the Welsh economy.

About Melin Homes

We were founded in 2007 following the merger of two south Wales housing associations. Spanning five local authority areas and managing over 4,000 homes, we are active across many sectors and regarded as one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking organisations in Wales.


Our Leadership Group

Paul Kennedy

Paula Kennedy
Chief Executive


Peter Crockett
Deputy Chief Executive


David Cook
Executive Director of People,
Homes & Communities


Adrian Huckin
Executive Director of Innovation,
Culture & Improvement


The management team

David Bolton
Director of Being Greener

Gerrard Williams
Director of Development

Elizabeth Howard
Director of Finance

Lyndon Griffiths
Director of Land & Commercial

Sharon Crockett
Director of Innovation & Culture

Tom Broadhead
Director of Business Improvement

Owain Roberts
Director of Assets

Justin Wigmore
Director of Housing

Joanne Kirrane
Director of Independent Living

Here are some of the accolades we’ve achieved


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The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-profit Organisations to Work For 2017


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