The Trivallis Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction and policies of the organisation and its overall governance. It comprises twelve people: one tenant, two members nominated by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, three independent members and three co-optee Members.
Members of Trivallis are able to elect their Tenant Board Members.
The Board meets every two months and, in addition, members of the Board sit on sub- committees that scrutinise Trivallis’ operations. Being a Tenant Board Member requires a big commitment in terms of time.
Board members carry a number of legal responsibilities to ensure that Trivallis acts responsibly and within the law. All members of the Board are given extensive training and support to make sure that they are able to discharge their duties.
Each tenant member term on the Board lasts for a minimum of three years before the need to stand for re-election. At this point new suitable candidates also have the chance to be elected as a tenant member as part of the democratic process.
Dr Jonathan Huish - Chair
Dr Jonathan Huish was born and raised in South Wales. Qualified in the fields of Economics, Finance, Strategy, Psychology and Leadership, he has held leadership roles at Board and Senior Management levels across public, private and third sectors, at local and national levels, and across the world.
Currently the Chair of Trivallis and a Senior Advisor at PA Consulting, he has acted as Chair, Director (Exec & Non-Exec), Strategic Advisor and Consultant to a wide range of bodies, including roles as National Lead for the IDeA & LGA; Political Director for the Leadership Centre for Government; National Lead for Transformation at CIPFA; Deputy Leader of RCT; Special Strategic Advisor to Belfast Council; Special Advisor at NI Assembly and Special Advisor to Government of Singapore, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and others. He currently coaches a number of Leaders, Chief Executives, Chairs and Ministers.
Jonathan has also recently been appointed as a Board member of Community Housing Cymru, is Chair of the Chairs and Vice Chairs’ Strategic Group of Housing Associations in Wales, and is a member of the newly established Thought Leadership Group for Housing being led by WG & CHC. He also Chairs Artis Community, the largest of the ACW funded participative arts organisations, based in the South Wales Valleys.
Paul lives in Newbridge with his wife and daughter. For the last 12 years, he has worked as an independent strategy consultant on a variety of projects in Health and Social Care; covering almost everything from residential care and supported living, to diagnostic imaging for the NHS.
Prior to his independent consultancy work, Paul was in the Royal Navy for 11 years, and at McKinsey for 2 years, before moving on to become a lobbyist for the insurance industry. In this role he dealt with a wide range of stakeholders, including Government ministers and departments.
He is an Oxford graduate in Modern History and Economics, and is currently studying for a Masters in Health Economics.
Paul is looking forward to working with Trivallis, seeing how good quality, affordable housing can have a positive impact on the lives of those who live across RCT.
Adam has over 28 years’ experience working within a variety of sectors including local government, housing, private sector, third sector and higher education. He is passionate about partnership working with stakeholders, which is something he is keen to build on during his time on Trivallis’ board.
For the last 11 years, Adam has been involved in project managing work across a wide range of organisations such as the Ministry of Defence and local authorities; from town centre regeneration to whole business change management.
Adam will bring to the board the ethos that: “The role of a housing association is not only being a quality housing provider but regeneration, environment, employability, community development, standard of living and community safety, to mention a few.”
Don is a partner in the Cardiff based Mandix consultancy. He has worked extensively in the field of sustainable regional and urban development following an early career with Cardiff City Council and the National Building Agency; for whom he set up office in Wales.
Don has advised businesses, government departments, the EC and OECD. He was a founding member of the Board of Constructing Excellence Wales, for whom he championed sustainable construction.
Recently he has helped Cardiff Metropolitan University develop and deliver the successful Construction Futures Wales programme on Management and Leadership.
Ken is a qualified accountant and spent eighteen years working for a local authority where he became a project manager responsible for furnishing and fitting out major buildings.
He has used his skills and experience by playing a central role in the selection of contractors for Trivallis’ multi-million pound Planned Maintenance Programme framework.
Ken is resident of The Haven sheltered housing complex in Hirwaun.
Paul is the Service Director for Public Health & Protection at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
He is responsible for a number of council services including Housing Strategy & Standards, Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing, Community Safety, Bereavement Services and Registration Services.
Paul has worked in local government since qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer in 1991 and has held his current position as Service Director since 2007.
David lives in Abergavenny and since 2012 he has been the Co-operative Housing Project Manager working across Wales to promote social, financial and digital inclusion through a range of projects.
Before working at the Co-operative Centre, David was a National Affordable Housing Programme Manager at Persimmon Homes; responsible for their Homes and Communities Agency Bids and Programme delivery in England.
He has undertaken a number of strategic roles within the housing sector throughout the years including; Technical and Investment Manager, Acting Head of Operational Support as well as a Property Services Developer.
From 2005 to 2008 he worked as Development and Asset Manager for Marches Housing Association and successfully established a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the Jephson Housing Group.
David is a chartered Architect by profession and is a member of the GMB Union.
Tom has a degree in Business Studies and 20 years’ experience in retail and commercial services, where he has maximised revenue and improved business performance for a number of organisations.
Most recently he has managed a number of projects at Director Level for Greensquare Group – a social housing group providing housing solutions to 10,000 customers.
Margaret has been an elected councillor for the ward of Pontyclun on RCT Council since 2012 and is a community councillor for the Cefn yr Hendy division in Pontyclun. She is active in the community and is a governor on the board of Pontyclun Primary School and YGGG Llantrisant
Margaret has been involved in social housing since 1976, working for councils, housing associations and housing co-operatives. She lectured in Housing at Cardiff University for 10 years and worked for Wales Audit Office as a Housing specialist before retiring in 2010.
Join the board
There are some restrictions on who can join the Trivallis Board.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board then contact a member of the Governance Team on 03000 030 888 to discuss.