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Our board

Our Board is responsible for approving any major strategic decisions and making sure they’re right for Trivallis and our customers.

Members meet every two months and also contribute to sub-committees. All members are given extensive training and support as they carry a number of legal responsibilities to make sure we’re acting responsibly and within the law.

Dr Jonathan Huish

Chair of the board

Dr Jonathan Huish was born and raised in South Wales. He has gained qualifications in economics, finance, strategy and psychology and has held Board and Senior Management level roles across public, private and third sector organisations across the world.

Jonathan is also a Board member of Community Housing Cymru and Chair of a Strategic Group of Chairs and Vice-chairs of Housing Associations in Wales.

Angela Priestley

Angela is the Head of Corporate Services and Deputy Company Secretary at Tai Tarian and works closely with the Board and Executive Team to ensure high standards of governance are in place. In addition to governance, Angela’s responsibilities include programme management of the organisation’s strategy, organisational performance, internal audit, data protection and corporate compliance.

Angela’s worked within the housing sector since 2009 and is passionate about ensuring tenants have their say on what matters to them, from the homes they live in to the communities where they live.

 Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks is responsible for Sustrans’ UK-wide external affairs work including internal and external communications, supporter engagement, brand and marketing, fundraising, and policy and influencing.

He has spent most of his career working in policy and campaigns for organisations including Oxfam and the Sustainable Development Commission and is passionate about ending poverty and creating a better environment for everyone.

Julian John

Julian John was born in Llwynypia and raised in Trehafod and describes himself as a proud valleys boy.  He has gained qualifications in Leadership and Management and held senior roles in the principle mental health charities in Wales.  Julian is employed by Cwm Taf Morgannwg Mind in the role as Director and has a special interest in mental health, housing, and homelessness.

Julian is a Board Member at Pwyllgor (Mind Cymru) and engages in many other strategic forums including, the Mental Health Partnership Board at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.  He is also a proud member of the Chartered Institute for Professional Development.

Martyn Price

Martyn was born and still lives in Merthyr Tydfil. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has worked in both the public and private sectors for over 30 years.

Martyn’s experience includes the development and implementation of financial strategies, housing association funding and financial management, while ensuring the delivery of a customer focused service, which delivers value for money.

Dr Chibuzo Amadi

Dr Amadi holds a PhD in finance in addition to his qualifications in Accounting and Business Administration. He is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of South Wales and is a fellow of Advance HE UK.

With 10 years’ experience in further education abroad and higher education in the UK, Dr Amadi has developed a passion for creating safe, affordable, and sustainable housing, which are the core of Trivallis’ business. He says: “When people’s housing and accommodation needs are taken care of, their lives are taken care of.”

Mark Richards

Mark initially qualified as a mining surveyor working in the South Wales Coalfield, he then retrained as a Building surveyor leading the team overseeing coal mining subsidence claims before spending some years working in a local authority and a large housing association managing the maintenance of their housing stock.

More recently he was Deputy Director General for Amgueddfa Cymru, National Museum Wales, until he moved into semi-retirement a few years ago. He now supports charities and health settings as a finance and facilities manager. He also sits as a trustee of a local pension fund and chairs a group that fundraises for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.

William Oliver

Will brings a wealth of experience from working in various senior leadership roles within NHS Wales. He is currently Assistant Director for Contact Tracing across Wales.

He is passionate about addressing inequality and ensuring positive outcomes for people. Will values the importance of partnership working to deliver  services that make a real difference. He has wide ranging experience of performance and quality improvement as well as strategic planning and risk management. He has been a Non Executive Director in the Housing, Care and Support sector for 9 years.

Will also volunteers as Deputy Team Leader of Western Beacons Mountain Rescue Team. He is a Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.

Claire Hutcheon

Claire has worked for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for over 12 years and has worked in Education, Children’s Services and the Prosperity and Development Directorates during that time.  She is the Head of Housing Strategy and Investment and her role involves leading, managing and coordinating the Council’s strategic housing, building control and private sector housing grant services covering policy development and performance management.

Claire is passionate about ensuring residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf are involved in decision making, developing plans and strategies in order to deliver warm, safe, quality homes helping to regenerate communities

Join the board 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board then contact us and ask to speak to a member of the Governance Team for more information.