My Trivallis

Meet the Board

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

Nick Beckett

Chair of the Board

Nick joined the Board of Trivallis in February 2023. He brings with him a lifetime of retail and property experience. Prior to his retirement, Nick was Head of Operations at Hammerson, where he led a team of 1,500 across a UK and Irish portfolio of 11 flagship shopping centres and retail outlets.

He is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Trustee, who serves on the Board of the charity Mirus Wales, and the White Horse Federation, which runs more than 30 academy schools across Swindon.

Stephen Brooks

Steve is a policy, strategy and communications consultant, coach, and non-executive director.
In 2022 he was appointed as a commissioner on the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales, providing advice to Welsh Government on Wales’ long-term infrastructure needs.
Born and brought up on a council estate in Blackburn, Steve lived for a number of years in Pontypridd before moving to Cardiff in 2000.
Steve’s passion and focus is on sustainability and social justice. He has spent the last 20 years working for organisations including Oxfam, the Sustainable Development Commission, and Sustrans.

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

Julian John

Julian 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.

Carol Kay

Carol is an experienced senior leader in housing across the UK. Moving to Wales as Director of TPAS Cymru in 2001, allowed her to focus on work aimed at empowering all those who use housing services.

Carol’s most recent role was as housing regulator with the Welsh Government where she sought to improve housing association sector performance across the board, particularly in the areas of diversity, service user empowerment and governance.

Carol now works a counsellor/ psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and coach., specialising in working with trauma, in particular with survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. She is Vice Chair of Cardiff Women’s Aid.

David Michael

David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
He has a long-standing interest in housing and is a Board member at both Bron Afon and Hendre/Hafod housing associations. David is currently the Director of Corporate Services at the National Library of Wales. He lives in Mid-Wales, with family connections to the South Wales valleys and is a Welsh speaker.

Councillor Craig Middle

Councillor Craig Middle joined the Board of Trivallis in July 2023. As the elected member for the Penygraig ward, Councillor Craig Middle is passionate about service to his community and making a difference to people’s lives.

Craig is currently the Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) for South Wales, working for the Ministry of Defence, Defence Relationship Management, hosted by the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association.

Craig continues to serve in the Army Reserves as part of the Wales Resilience Support Team having completed eight years as the Engagement officer for the Army in Wales with a focus on connecting to society, employers and youth. Craig has served for over 30 years and holds the Territorial Decoration and Volunteer Reserve medals for service.

Craig is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and has a PGC in sustainable Leadership within the construction industry.

William Oliver

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

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.

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.

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.

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.