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.

 

Robert O’Dwyer, Head of Business Transformation at Monmouthshire County Council

Rob has held senior positions within the Local Government for over 20 years, including Head of Property Services & Procurement with responsibility for delivery of major capital investment projects and operational facilities management. Rob was recently appointed to the role of Head of Business Transformation with responsibility to identify and research the challenges facing our county and assist in developing ways to work together to make change happen, with an emphasis on the wellbeing of our future generations.

Rob has been a director of Y Prentis for the past three years and is keen to explore further opportunities for building additional capacity in the industry and giving career opportunities for young people in South Wales.

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.