Our leadership team gives guidance and support to colleagues and partners to provide homes and places where people feel safe and happy.

Joanne Oak
Joanne Oak, Chief Executive

Joanne is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles across the public and third sectors.

She previously worked as the Director of Strategy and Corporate Services at Social Care Wales, a care and support organisation.

Jo is also a passionate Board member of Bron Afon Community Housing, Bridgend College, and a Trustee for Building Communities Trust.

She joined us in May 2020.

Darrin Davies
Darrin Davies, Corporate Director of Development and Growth

Darrin is a Chartered Surveyor with nearly 30 years experience in both private and public sector asset management.

And 25 years of housing experience including new developments, procurement, and health and safety services for Family Housing Association (Wales) Ltd.

He joined us in April 2017.

Emma Howells
Emma Howells, Corporate Director of Housing, Communities and Customers

Emma has worked in the housing sector in both Wales and England for over 20 years, she has held leadership roles in Trivallis, United Welsh, and the London Borough of Camden, delivering a range of housing-related services.

Emma has a special interest in customers’ voices, restorative working, and innovative service design.

She joined us in January 2020.

Liz Murray-Downie
Liz Downie, Corporate Director of People, Culture and Organisational Development

Liz has worked in Human Resources for over 20 years, including in the housing sector where she was a Director at Hafan Cymru.

Liz also gives HR support to Thrive Women’s Aid, and is the Chair of Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association.

She joined us in September 2020.