Get to know our Service Leaders

Richard Vaughan
Head of Housing
Richard is responsible for managing the functions within the Housing Services department.
 
These include:  
  • Allocations & Lettings
  • Neighbourhood and Estate Management
  • Tenant Engagement
  • Rent collection
  • Financial and Digital inclusion
  • Customer Services
Our aims are to work restoratively to meet residents needs and improve all aspects of wellbeing through providing person-centred services. If you have any suggestions or ideas about how we can improve our services please contact Richard on 029 2043 4442.
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Joanne Hamer-Gillespie
Head of Finance

Joanne has always has a passion for the housing sector.

This started early on in her career when she worked for an accounts practice whose portfolio included a number of housing associations in Wales.

She became ACCA qualified in 2006 and has worked for Cadwyn since 2012 when she joined us as a finance officer and after a brief career move to another association she returned as the Head of Finance in 2018.

Joanne has always has a passion for the housing sector. This started early on in her career when she worked for an accounts practise who’s portfolio included a number of housing associations in Wales. She became ACCA qualified in 2006 and has worked for Cadwyn since 2012 when she joined us as a finance officer and after a brief career move to another association she returned as the Head of Finance in 2018.
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Phil Richardson
Head of Supported Housing

Phil is responsible for managing our Supported Housing schemes where we house and support homeless families. This includes Nightingale House and Hafan.

We help transform the lives of our families and aim to break the cycle of repeat homelessness and dependency.

Phil also runs our employment initiative Realise Your Potential. The scheme takes a strength-based approach to working with our members, focusing on personal development, training, education and ultimately helping people into work.
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Simon Fry
Head of Investment

Simon is responsible for maintaining our homes and building new ones.

We manage an investment programme and arrange for things like kitchens & bathrooms to be replaced when they need to be.

We also buy land and build new houses for rent across Cardiff. More recently we have started to invest in mixed use development schemes which includes shops to help support the communities we work in and generate an income to re-invest in our homes.
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Tracy Davies
Head of People Services

Having worked in the Health and Social Care sector for 17 years, Tracy joined us as Head of People Services in August 2019.

Tracy has significant experience in both Human Resources and Learning and Development, holding qualifications in both areas.

Tracy is passionate about engaging others and is keen to support people in Cadwyn to be the best they possibly can be.
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Rhys Jenkins
Head of IT

Rhys is the Head of IT and is responsible for managing the IT team and ensuring the delivery of IT services to the teams at Cadwyn and tenants.

Rhys joined Cadwyn in April 2019 from the private sector most recently working as part of the IT management team at a global maternity and preschool retailer.

As part of his role at Cadwyn Rhys will be looking to make Cadwyn a leader and innovator of IT and digital transformation within the Housing Sector.
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Gerwyn Fear
Asset Manager

Gerwyn joined Cadwyn in October 2020 as a Senior Surveyor and has been recently promoted to the role of Asset Manager.

Gerwyn is an experienced Building Surveyor of 24 years, with an excellent track record of delivering results.

 

Having spent the majority of his career working in Social Housing, Gerwyn has an excellent understanding of the issues affecting the Housing Sector in Wales and is looking forward to leading the way for Cadwyn to improve the quality of its Housing Stock and achieve its Carbon reduction goals.
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Sarah Phillips
Procurement Manager

Sarah joined the Association in January 2021 and has over 17 years experience in Commissioning & Procurement after studying for a degree in Management. Sarah became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing in Supply in 2015 and is qualified in Lean Management techniques. 

Sarah manages Procurement for the organisation. 

Sarah supports staff in developing specifications, developing timelines for procurement, considering the most advantageous tender, maximising social value and contract management. Sarah is currently learning Welsh. 
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David Pettitt
Compliance & Safety Manager

David joined Cadwyn in March 2021 and has over 10 years of experience within Housing and Construction.

David is experienced in building surveying and construction health and safety. David is responsible for ensuring our homes comply with landlord health and safety legislation. David also manages the safety of Can Do Contractors.