About us

Meet The Board

  • Anthony Whittaker

    Anthony has recently retired after a 40 year career working for a number of not-for-profit housing organisations. Most recently he was the Chief Executive of one of Wales leading housing associations. In addition, he has served as a non-executive Board member for a number of housing organisations in England and Wales. A resident of Bridgend, in his spare time he enjoys walking with his dog, gardening and following his (formerly) local football team.
  • John Kinder

    John is a retired economic statistics consultant. He was also previously a Director at the Office for National Statistics and is an expert in Information Management. In addition John has a wide experience of financial and resource management and a sound knowledge of Welsh Housing Statistics.
  • Joanne Smith

    Joanne Smith has recently been appointed Governance and Regulation Manager for a housing association in South Wales following a two year secondment to the Housing Regulation team in the Welsh Government. Prior to this Joanne worked for a number of years in operational housing management during which time she gained an MSc in Housing from Cardiff University. Joanne firmly believes in the benefits good quality secure homes and services can bring to improve people's health and well-being.
  • Mark Woloshak

    Mark is a Cardiff based solicitor, who works for national firm Slater & Gordon. His professional work has included acting on behalf of Housing Associations and he was previously on the Board of a Housing Association in Devon. Originally from London, Mark has a keen interest in social housing and firmly believes that it is of crucial importance to society’s well-being.
  • Cllr Stuart Baldwin

    Stuart has worked in the housing sector for 25 years working for Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords and Welsh Government. During his time in the housing sector Stuart was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and was a member of their board with responsibility for Policy and Practice. Stuart was elected to Bridgend Town Council in February 2016 where he has held the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. In May 2017 Stuart was re-elected to Bridgend Town Council and also elected to Bridgend County Borough Council representing the Morfa Ward on both Councils. Stuart is passionate about equalities, social justice and communities.
  • Andrew Wallbridge

    Andrew is a Management Consultant for a Bridgend based consultancy firm and works with many Housing Associations across South Wales. He has been a tenant for over 4 years and lives with his wife & family in Maesteg.
  • Jason Evans

    Jason Evans is a partner at Gambit Corporate Finance, an award winning corporate finance advisory firm based in Cardiff and leads on debt advisory services and the social housing sector for Gambit. He also sits on the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Council for Wales.
  • Lisa Griffiths

    Lisa Griffiths is a Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and currently works in corporate governance and acts as Company Secretary for a number companies within the steel sector.
  • Caroline Jones

    Caroline Jones is an Associate Director at Savills as well as a chartered surveyor and RICS registered valuer. She works in the development department advising on property development and regeneration. Caroline has worked closely with the affordable housing sector in Wales, providing valuation and consultancy advice on assets and new build programmes.
  • Sophie Taylor

    Sophie Taylor is a ICAEW qualified chartered accountant who is currently the head of finance at Cardiff and Vale college and is responsible for the day to day management of the finance team, as well as ensuring a strong financial control environment and supporting the organisation through a period of rapid growth and change.