Our Executive Leadership Team
Trivallis’ Executive Leadership Team is currently made up of four Directors and a Chief Executive.
Each of the Directors is responsible for one of Trivallis’ four departments – Organisational Development, Homes and Neighbourhoods, Finance as well as Development and Regeneration.
The Executive Leadership Team sets the objectives for Trivallis’ corporate plan and supports everyone at the organisation to help achieve what we set out to do.
Ian Thomas - Chief Executive Officer
Ian has over 28 years’ experience operating within the health, social care, education and housing sectors and joined Trivallis from his previous role as the Chief Executive of the charity, Age Cymru.
Originally from Penrhiwceiber in the Cynon Valley, Ian has worked in and around the valleys in a number of his roles, notably as the Head of Supported Housing at United Welsh and in an earlier community care role with Hafod Housing.
For the last 10 years Ian has worked mainly in the third sector holding Director positions at national charities Scope and the Alzheimer’s Society before taking up his role with Age Cymru in 2013.
Maxine Wiseman - Organisational Development Director
Maxine has 11 years’ experience in the Welsh housing sector.
She has re-defined the role of the Organisational Development team, which comprises of Human Resources, Learning & Development, Communications & Media and Health & Safety and is responsible for connecting plans, people and processes to make sure the business is as successful as it can be.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Maxine has a successful track record of supporting organisational change. She was recently awarded with Wales' Institute of Directors HR Director of the Year.
At Trivallis, Maxine is responsible for ensuring that the organisation has the committed, ‘fit for the future’ workforce needed to deliver its strategic ambition. She plays a vital part in ensuring that the organisation’s culture, values and environment support and enhance its performance and adaptability.
Michelle Thomas - Development and Regeneration Director
Michelle has over 30 years’ experience in social housing and brings with her extensive knowledge of the sector form her work in local government and other housing associations.
As a specialist in new build development and regeneration, Michelle has worked on a number of high profile projects; most recently leading on a £35 million pound scheme to bring 145 affordable homes to a former factory site in Sussex and delivering a project to build 48 new homes on two Southampton City Council owned sites.
At Trivallis, Michelle will be responsible for identifying the requirements for building sustainable communities as well as working in partnership with the Local Authority, Welsh Government and other key stakeholders to maximise investment in Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Lynda Clark - Finance Director
Lynda has 24 years’ experience in the Welsh housing sector.
She previously worked for Newport City Homes, where she helped to manage the stock transfer and set up the organisation.
After leaving Newport City Homes in March 2016, she was an Interim Finance Manager with Powys Council, evaluating and reviewing the Finance Team to deliver improved services.
Lynda is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants (ACCA).
At Trivallis, Lynda is responsible for the Finance, Income Recovery, Governance and Informatics departments.
Bob Granville - Homes and Neighbourhoods Director
With 30 years’ experience in social housing, Bob is overseeing the improvement of Trivallis’ repairs service and voids services, two of the key priorities for the organisation.
He has been a member of executive teams for the past 10 years including roles as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations.
A key personal driver is to improve performance whilst engaging customers in setting the standards for those services.
At Trivallis, Bob is responsible for the frontline service of the business, specifically housing management, repairs and maintenance, grounds maintenance, customer involvement and care and support services.