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The Board of Management


The Board of Management comprises up to 10 board members and is responsible for the control of the Association including the overall strategic policies and monitoring compliance. 


Members are drawn from a wide background and voluntarily share their skills and dedicate time and energy to ensure the Association is steered in the right direction. 


  • The Board of Management (or a Sub-Committee) meets 10 times per year and it is the Members' responsibility to establish and maintain systems of control.
  • The day to day operations are delegated to the Chief Executive and Executive Management Team.
  • Board Members are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

If you would like more information on how to become a Board Member please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Telephone: 01267 232714 


Click here to view our current schedule of Governance meetings.


The Board of Management


Lesley Penn - Chair

Lesley was elected as Chair at the Board of Management meeting held on the 22 January 2018, having joined the Board in June 2014.

Lesley has 27 years’ experience of working in public sector housing organisations.  She was Executive Director, Housing & Community Welfare Directorate, Gwalia Housing Group until 30 June 2014.

As Executive Director at Gwalia, she had responsibility for the delivery of housing and management services to 5,000 tenants and leaseholders, the provision of contract management and facilities management services to 4,100 student accommodation units, tenant participation and community development and the management of the organisation's Customer Service Centre.



Andrew Sivertsen - Vice Chair

Andrew was elected as the Vice Chair at the Board of Management meeting held on the 22 January 2018.

He became a Board Member in 2013 and was recently appointed the Chair of our Performance, Audit & Risk Committee, the committee is responsible for scrutinising the performance and finances of the organisation.

Andrew’s career as a solicitor is ideal for such an appointment as his attention to detail and ability to analyse complex information means that he can lead the committee through detailed reports and recommendations. 



Jayne Woods

Jayne has been a board member since 2011 and was Chair from October 2014 to January 2018.


Jayne is a Chartered Accountant with over fifteen years' experience of working on a wide range of finance issues - as an auditor, a consultant, financial controller and finance director.


Jayne has previously worked for the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, which is responsible for over 10,000 homes in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. With her many years of experience at Board level and her broad understanding of finance and accounting Jayne can guide the Board through making complex financial decisions about how we spend your money.


Arwyn Davies 

Arwyn became a Board Member in October 2013. Arwyn is the current Chair of the Personnel & Remuneration Committee. He has a background in marketing and Communications and is currently the Head of Communications at Antur Teifi.

Having worked across many sectors in Wales, Arwyn is able to offer strategic advice on Marketing and Communications as well as Community Consultation and Engagement. 



Netia Louis Preece

Netia Louis-Preece became a member of the Bro Myrddin Housing Association Board of Management in January 2015. 

Having completed an Open University degree, Netia is continuing to study both ‘Ebola in Context’ and ‘Managing People’ with the Open University whilst also providing care on a voluntary basis to individuals with special needs and physical impairments. 

As the former chair of the resident’s forum and member of the Associations scrutiny panel, Netia has a good knowledge of the housing sector as well as having insight into the mechanics of the Association enabling her to critically analyse service provision at various levels. 

Netia has a good understanding of social and political influences which may impact upon various aspects of the Housing Association and the people it serves.



Simon Campbell-Davies

Simon became a Board Member in July 2017.

Simon is a multi-award winning marketing and business development professional with over 19 years’ experience in delivering successful marketing strategies up to director/board level. He specialises in the strategic and practical application of marketing and BD principles across a range of sectors.

Simon is a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, Member of the Chartered Institute of PR, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, Freeman of the City of London and was selected as a Google Local Champion for Wales.

He is currently a Marketing, Business Development and PR Consultant and a Wales Board Member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Sue Allen 

Sue was appointed as a representative by Carmarthenshire County Council, to sit on the Associations Board of Management as a non-voting member in 2014.


Sue is retired from the NHS and has had over twenty five years of experience of working in the Health Sector within University Hospitals and the Private Sector both in the UK and Middle East.  Sue has studied Materials Science, Information Systems and Management to BSc. (Hons.) level and undertaken research projects.


She has represented the Ward of Whitland as a County Councillor since 2008 and has an understanding of many of the strategic policy decisions that impact upon outside organisations and people. 




Ann Thomas


Ann became a Board Member in July 2017. Ann has been a solicitor since 1997, is a Director at Morgan LaRoche Solicitors and for the last 16 years has  specialised  in property transactions in the social housing sector. 


Her daily contact with Registered Social Landlords throughout Wales means that Ann is well aware of the challenges faced by the sector and her insight will assist in the Association’s decision making.



Phil Roberts


Phil brings a wealth of experience to the Board in areas of Architecture, Development and Planning, and re-joined as a Board Member in July 2017.


He has worked on the refurbishment of major public buildings across the UK and is an Honorary Fellow of the Welsh School of Architecture.


Phil's experience overseeing the department o large-scale housing projects is very useful for the long term development of Bro Myrddin.



Executive Management Team    


Hilary Jones
Chief Executive 

Employed by Bro Myrddin, February 2010

Responsible for the Strategic direction of the Association with direct accountability to the Board of Management

Employment History:
Previous employment with Gwalia Group as Director of Partnering and Development for Tai Cartrefi Cyf from 2006-2010.Also previously employed by Bro Myrddin as Development/Maintenance Manager from 1996-2000.


·     BSc (Hons) Building Surveying   



Paul Hackett
Head of Corporate Resources

Bro Myrddin Housing Association from October 2017

Paul is employed as a Senior Consultant with David Tolson Partnership (DTP) with almost 20 years’ experience of social housing finance. 

With extensive experience as an Interim, he will be responsible for assisting the Association with their long term financial planning, financial modelling, capital scheme appraisals, housing transfers, compiling bids, and risk analysis.


Mark Richards
Head of Housing Services

Bro Myrddin Housing Association from June 2001

Responsible for the housing management function for the Association.

Employment History:
Previous employment with Carmarthenshire County Council as Principal Housing Policy Officer from 1996-2001 and prior to that with Llanelli Borough Council.


·     BSc (Hons) Managerial Sciences 

·     Fellow Chartered Institute of Housing  


 Tracy Rees

Head of Property and Customer Services


Bro Myrddin Housing Association from August 2011

Responsible for Association`s Property Services, Customer Services, Performance and Communications.

Employment History:
Previous employed by Gwalia Group between 2001 and 2011 in a variety of roles including Housing Officer, Anti-Social Behaviour Case Officer and Student Homes Manager.


·     MSc (Master of Science in Housing)

·     BSc Hons (Bachelor of Science in Social Policy and Administration)
















































Our Mission, Vision & Values

In running its business Bro Myrddin ensures it achieves its mission, focuses on its vision and stays true to its values:


Our Mission

To provide affordable homes and services to a high standard, whilst ensuring resident and other stakeholder participation


Our Vision

To be the housing provider of choice in our communities


Our Values

  • Proactive – we can be relied upon to be proactive, innovative and customer focused in our approach to delivering quality services. 
  • Work together – we recognise we are empowered and empower others by working together. We value the uniqueness of individuals, welcome difference and diversity, act with integrity and are approachable and respectful. 
  • Accountable – we are accountable for our actions and transparent in what we do.
  • Motivated – we are motivated to be reliable as individuals and as professionals while creating opportunities for positive outcomes for residents and the community.


We publish information on our performance over the previous financial year within our Annual Report.