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 Wales Walking Football Federation. He lives in Monmouthshire with his wife Pauline, and has three children and three grandchildren.

Stephen Brooks

Steve is a consultant, coach and non-executive director who helps good causes do great things. Over the last 25 years, Steve has worked with leaders and not-for-profit organisations on external affairs, organisational strategy, leadership, and charity governance.  Before founding Steve Brooks Consulting in 2021, Steve was Executive Director of External Affairs for Sustrans, a large UK environmental charity with a £120 million turnover. He has also held leadership roles at Oxfam, the Sustainable Development Commission, and the Electoral Reform Society. In 2022 Steve was appointed by Welsh Ministers to sit on the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales, providing the Welsh Government with policy advice on Wales’ long-term infrastructure needs.  Born in Lancashire from Welsh stock, Steve grew up on a council estate before moving to Pontypridd in 1995 for university. He’s passionate about social justice and good homes for all. Outside of work, Steve enjoys comedy, exploring new cities, and obsessing about all things Scandinavian. 

Claire Hutcheon

Claire has worked for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for over 14 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 and 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.  He has gained qualifications in Leadership and Management and held senior roles in the principle mental health charities in Wales. Julian is employed by Mind (The Mental Health Charity) in the role as Associate Director of Operations (Wales). Working closely with the Board and Executive Team, he has a special interest in mental health, housing, homelessness, and suicide prevention. He has worked with vulnerable people for over 30 years and is passionate about making a difference to people’s lives. He is committed to the Tenants Services Committee as part of his Board governance role at Trivallis.

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 has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy since 1991 having worked in senior positions in a number of public bodies. He has had a long involvement with the housing sector in Wales and currently is a board member at Hendre/Hafod Housing Association.  He lives in Mid-Wales with family connections to the South Wales valleys and is a Welsh speaker.

Councillor Craig Middle

Craig, residing in Rhondda, is a married father of two with grandchildren. He serves as the Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) for South Wales under the Ministry of Defence's Defence Relationship Management, hosted by the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association. Additionally, he's part of the Army Reserves, focusing on Wales Resilience Support Team, with over 30 years of service, earning him the Territorial Decoration and Volunteer Reserve medals. Craig is also a Business Entrepreneur and Director at the (now dormant) Harlech Group of Companies, specialising in hygienic products for cleanrooms and food processing for over two decades. He's a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and holds a PGC in sustainable Leadership in construction. An advocate for young people, Craig is a Queen Scout and Scout leader for over 30 years, awarded for his service. He chairs regional partnerships, local Royal British Legion, and Tonypandy branch of Royal Welsh Comrades Association. As a council member for Pen-y-Graig ward, he's dedicated to community service and improving lives. Craig also leads the poppy appeal in Mid Rhondda, raising over £5,000 annually.

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 sector 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 joined the housing sector in 2010 and is the Head of Corporate Services at a large housing association in Wales. Responsible for corporate governance and compliance; risk management and internal audit; corporate strategy and performance, Angela is passionate about ensuring the highest levels of integrity, by supporting the Board and senior team to meet it’s legal and regulatory responsibilities. As the lead for business transformation, she has a constant eye on the needs of tenants and bringing about positive change, and how the organisation can strive for excellence in delivering first class services. In her role as a Board member at Trivallis, Angela is committed to influencing strategy and decisions that will improve the homes and communities of Trivallis, and to support the leadership team as it delivers ambitious plans to achieve positive outcomes for its tenants and the communities where they live.

Mark Richards

Mark started his career in the coal industry as a mining and building surveyor 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, until he moved into semi-retirement, and he is now delighted to return to housing with his appointment to the Board of Trivallis, where he chairs the Assets and Development Committee.