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.

Robert O’Dwyer, Head of Infrastructure for Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

Rob has been a director of Y Prentis for the past five and is passionate about opportunities for young
people and making a difference to people’s lives in the region. Rob is the Head of Infrastructure for
Cardiff Capital Region City Deal with responsibility for oversight of the Compound Semiconductor
Cluster Engagement, Sites and Premises Fund and Regional Energy Strategy.

Rob graduated as a quantity surveyor from Bristol University. He has held senior positions within
local government for over 20 years, as Head of Business Transformation and formerly Head of
Property Services & Procurement. During this time he was responsible for delivering major capital
investment projects and operational facilities management.

Outside of work Rob is a keen traveller, cyclists and tennis player. More recently he has purchased a
VW camper van and is looking forward to touring around the UK.

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.