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Tai Ceredigion is run by a management board of up to seventeen unpaid (other than reasonable out of pocket expenses) volunteers.

Catherine Shaw

  • Tenant Board member
  • Former modern languages student at Aberystwyth University
  • Member of the Tenant Steering Group while Tai Ceredigion was being formed
  • Former long standing member and Secretary of the Tai Ceredigion Monitoring Group
  • Board member since December 2015
  • Aims to ensure that tenants are considered in every Board decision and help Tai Ceredigion to continue to develop with tenants at the heart of its business.


Lynford Thomas

  • Ceredigion County Council nominee
  • Vice Chair of the Joint Consultative Committee
  • Background in Health and Safety consultancy
  • Active member of the Aeron Valley community
  • Board member since October 2012
  • Passionate about the preservation of the Welsh way of life, the language, village schools and wherever possible, retaining young people within their locality.
  • Fluent Welsh speaker

Peter Saunders

  • Independent Board member
  • Chair of the Joint Consultative Committee
  • Background in town planning, research and University lecturing
  • Former Director of student services at John Moores University, Liverpool
  • Active interest in social care and extra care housing
  • Aims to help Tai Ceredigion to develop services that reflect the particular needs of Mid Wales
  • Keen Welsh learner

Cadwgan Thomas

  • Independent Board member
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Head of Development at Hafod services
  • Experience in the social housing sector since 1996
  • Experience in overseeing the development of several refurbishments, new build housing schemes and care home projects
  • Board member since September 2014
  • Aims to assist Tai Ceredigion in achieving their goals in delivering new and exciting projects for the people and communities of the county
  • Fluent Welsh speaker

John Jenkins

  • Independent Board member
  • Chair of the Audit and Performance Committee
  • Chartered Accountant with experience of working in the City of London
  • Self employed business consultant
  • School Governor and a Director of a community interest company
  • Board member since February 2015
  • Believes that Tai Ceredigion is important to the people and economy of the county and the organisation should reflect the values and priorities of the local community

Karen Oliver - Chair

  • Independent Member
  • Solicitor with over fifteen years’ experience in the social housing sector and Former Director of Governance and legal services with Grŵp Gwalia
  • Previously worked for a local authority and in private practice
  • Volunteer and Trustee of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Board co-optee since November 2015
  • Committed to ensuring the availability of good affordable housing within sustainable communities and understands the importance of involving and listening to tenants to help shape services.
  • Active Welsh learner

Stephen Cripps

  • Independent Board co-optee
  • Former Chairman of Tai Ceredigion’s Board of Management
  • Former local government Chief Officer with over 30 years experience of working in local government in England
  • Independent member of Ceredigion County Council’s Ethics and Standards Committee
  • Board co-optee since March 2016
  • Aims to assist Tai Ceredigion in the provision of decent housing which is essential for good health, supports education and employment and helps to build a strong local community
  • Active Welsh learner

John Rees

  • Independent Board Co-optee
  • Vice Chair of the Audit and Performance Committee  
  • Finance Manager at Coastal Housing Group
  • Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Currently sits on the ACCA South Wales Panel and assists with Advocacy, attending CPD events representing the ACCA and planning the CPD programme for South West Wales
  • Passionate about the social housing sector and keen to use his knowledge and experience for the benefit of tenants
  • Board co-optee since June 2017

Mererid Boswell

  • Chartered accountant with experience of finance in the charity and public sector;
  • Was a member of the shadow board (pre-transfer) and a previous Board Member and Chair of Audit & Performance Committee;
  • Has lived in Ceredigion for 12 years and was a Aberystwyth Town Councillor;
  • Treasurer of Arad Goch (a theatre company) and Chair of Camau Cyntaf i Ddysgu (a nursery provision charity);
  • Head of Business and Finance for the Books Council of Wales.
  • Fluent Welsh and English speaker and a Spanish learner.