Get to know our Directors

Kath Palmer
Chief Executive

Kath joined Cadwyn as Chief Executive in March 2019.

She brings a wealth of experience from her previous role in Welsh Government as Deputy Director of Housing and Regeneration and more recently as Executive Director of Place, Policy and Stakeholder Engagement at Hafod.

  Kath is passionate about improving people’s lives and believes that providing good quality housing and services should be a basic right.
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Samantha Daniel
Director of Corporate Services

Sam is responsible for finance and corporate services.

She joined the organisation in June 2009 as a Management Accountant. She became ACCA qualified in June 2010, before becoming Head of Finance in April 2011. Her first major challenge as a Director was to support Cadwyn in transitioning to a group structure.

She has worked in both the public and private sectors. Samantha enjoys not just focusing on the “bottom-line” but the challenges of considering all outcomes to ensure we continue to provide good quality homes to our tenants. When she’s not attacking spreadsheets, she can be found attacking the ball on the netball court where she plays in the Cardiff League.
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Catrin Stark
Director Of Housing

Catrin joined Cadwyn in November 2020 as Director of Housing.

Having worked within the charity sector for 15 years within homelessness and supported housing services, Catrin is passionate about person-centred, psychologically informed approaches. Very much a people person, Catrin is committed to customer service and co-production and believes in hearing the tenant voice throughout all that we do.

As a business psychologist, Catrin believes in creating enabling environments where both tenants and staff are able to thrive and feel able to shape and contribute to Cardiff communities. Outside of the day job, Catrin is a mam, wife and scottie dog owner and can often be found heading to the coast for long walks and good food.
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Andrew Bateson
Director of Assets and Investments

Andrew is responsible for assets, investment and maintenance. He has worked for Cadwyn since 1994.

He is a chartered surveyor and has been involved in the construction industry for over 40 years working in consultancy practices and for national contractors.

His strong belief is that everyone deserves a decent affordable home and this is why he has been working in housing for over 20 years. Andrew wants to place the people we house at the heart of the work we do. Family is important to him, and spending time with his grandchildren. On occasions he can be found treading the fairways of a well-known Cardiff golf club.
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