Adrian Huckin, FCIH BA ( Hons )

Adrian is a graduate of the University of York and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Adrian joined Melin in September 2020 having previously worked both in the public and housing association sectors. His career spans a total of 38 years and includes senior management roles with Newport and Torfaen Councils and Bron Afon Community Housing.

A Company Director of Y Prentis, he is passionate about service excellence, equality of opportunity and making a difference to peoples lives.


Hannah Jones, Youth Enterprise Manager at Monmouthshire County Council

Hannah Jones joined the Board in December 2019, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge from over 20 years’ working at Monmouthshire County Council. She started working with Monmouthshire County Council’s Youth Service as a part-time coordinator for the young people’s centre in Chepstow, the first of its kind in Monmouthshire, before taking the lead in developing three more centres in Monmouth, Caldicot and Abergavenny and supporting a team of youth workers. She then went on to work with the Youth Service, leading post 16 projects which focused on developing training and employment opportunities for young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training).

Today, Hannah is the Youth Enterprise Manager at Monmouthshire County Council, driving the skills and employability agenda forward for the local authority.

Lyndon Griffiths – Land Director for Candleston Homes (subsidiary of Melin Homes)

Lyndon is responsible for acquisition of new land opportunities, key client relationship management with both Private and Public Sector, networking with the wider professional development sector and co-ordination of landbids. He has been the lead officer on strategic developments such as Crick Road, Grove Farm and Coed Glas.

Lyndon has previously held senior positions in both the Housing Association sector and also with large private construction developers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Candleston in relation to liaison with Welsh Government, Local Authorities and the construction industry for the delivery of both private and affordable housing across many counties of operation.

In his previous roles he has been responsible for co-ordinating new business opportunities, including land bids, securing S106 opportunities, package deals, PQQ/ITT bid submissions and marketing of the business.

Mark Doubler, Head of Community and Customer Services, Bron Afon Community Housing

Mark is a collaborative and empowering leader with experience in commercial banking, local authority and social housing settings. In his role at Bron Afon he has responsibility for all front line housing, customer service and support functions, together with the estate management and sustainability teams. Mark is passionate about sustainability issues and an advocate for maximising social impact.

Natalie Hawkins – Social Value Manager

After leaving a 20-year career in Retail Management, Natalie has worked in Cardiff Council and social housing, initially managing employability projects, and offering one to one mentoring support to people 16+ and from diverse backgrounds. Over 10 years this progressed to encompass the embedding and management of community benefits and targeted recruitment and training in contracts, in the business. Natalie joined Linc Cymru in January 2022 as the Social Value Manager within the Development directorate and is responsible for improving the economic, social, environmental, and cultural wellbeing of tenants, residents, and communities. Delivering maximum social return on all investments, building sustainable communities, maximising opportunities, and contributing to the growth programme through community benefits.

Beth Ruth McPherson – Head of Service Communities and Renewal

Having graduated from Plymouth University in 2001, Beth has since pursued a career in Regeneration, initially working within a local development trust to implement and deliver the Communities First programme. In 2007 she joined Blaenau Gwent CBC working in and leading a diverse range of teams within the Regeneration and Community Services directorate, including town centre management, physical regeneration, economic development, employment, skills, social value and housing strategy. Beth has spent time at Monmouthshire Council, establishing a new Strategic Operations Team within the Enterprise Directorate, before a move to Torfaen Council in October 2022 as their Head of Service – Communities and Renewal.