Our Board

Tai Tarian is run by a Board made up of tenants, council nominees and independent members.

The Board has overall responsibility for:

  • Ensuring the organisation is accountable to tenants and other stakeholders.
  • Approving and monitoring policies to support the Corporate Plan.
  • Monitoring the performance of Tai Tarian and ensuring the organisation is meeting the outcomes set in the Corporate Plan.


Become a Board Member

If you would like to register your interest in joining our Board, please visit www.comeonboardwales.co.uk.

If you have any questions about our Board, please contact us.


The members of our Board are...

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Jonathon Davies

Independent Member - Chair

Jonathon is a former deputy chief executive for Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust and former chair of the board of the Seren Group.

He brings to Tai Tarian a wealth of knowledge and expertise in growing successful organisations. During his six year term at Seren Group he was influential in developing the board's effectiveness, the restructuring of the group's companies and leading in discussions with Grwp Gwalia which led to a merger and the creation of POBL in April 2016.

Since June 2010, Jonathon been chair and a trustee of Bridgend Foodbank. He enjoys keeping fit, loves listening to music and plays the piano and saxophone.

Role Profile

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Shelley Bosson

Independent Member

Shelley is a former chief executive for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. She demonstrated strong leadership skills during the successful transition from the Gwent Police Authority to the introduction of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in 2012.

Shelley has vast experience in strategy and performance, engagement and consultation, partnership working, collaboration and commissioning together with finance and scrutiny.

As a trained solicitor she brings to the board a wealth of legal expertise.

Shelley is married with two daughters, enjoys walking, swimming and pilates and is an avid reader.

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Mike Jones

Independent Member

Mike is a retired banker with over 40 years experience in the UK and overseas.

For the last eight years of his career he was the national head of Barclays’ UK Business Banking Risk Recoveries department and was responsible for all aspects of strategic and organisational development.

Mike is originally from North Cornelly near Bridgend and enjoys gardening, golf and watching most sports.


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Jonathan Hughes

Independent Member

Jonathan was elected to the board of Tai Tarian in June 2019.

He is a former director of development at Pobl Group and director of development and new business at Gwrp Gwalia.

Jonathan has over 25 years of experience in taking a leading role in the delivery of complex housing developments and physical regeneration projects in both the Registered Social Landlord (RSL) and local authority sectors.

He has held senior management positions for over six years, leading a development team, including a period of two years with management responsibility for asset management.

With extensive knowledge and experience of project and programme management, including identification and initiation, development and design, Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record in new build, refurbishment, conversion and specialist housing development schemes as well as town centre regeneration projects. 

In 2019 Jonathan became a catalyst worker for Housing Justice, which focusses on supporting and growing the church and community led response to rough sleeping in Neath and Port Talbot. This included establishing the first church-led night shelter in the area, leading on projects to assist people into a life away from the streets. 

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Andrew Lycett

Independent Member

Andrew has been a member of the board at Tai Tarian since March 2019 and is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was chief executive of RCT Homes, now known as Trivallis, responsible for delivering tenant promises and WHQS.

In addition to this he oversaw the establishment of a community regeneration charity and a social enterprise, supporting young people into work. He spent three years as finance director of Worcester Community Housing which is now known as Fortis Living. Andrew was also previously employed in senior finance roles in the NHS Wales for 17 years.

Throughout his career Andrew has led on strategic and value led business development. He was a board member at Sport Wales, chairing the Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee and sat on the Business In The Community (BITC) impact leadership team, promoting responsible business practises.

In 2016 Andrew joined the board of a Welsh-based construction company in the role of finance and operations director, building new homes for sale and also housing for social landlords.

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Samantha Taylor

Independent Member

Sam is a chartered accountant, starting her career with KPMG and gaining over ten years of practice experience working with them across the private and public sectors.

In 2012, she moved into the commercial sector and was responsible for the finance function of a dual listed biotech company. Having held a couple of non-executive director roles in the housing sector over the years, working with both Seren Group and Taff Housing, she has now taken up an executive role in the sector and works for Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association.

Sam is originally from Neath and is married with three children. She enjoys good food, yoga and travelling.

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Lisa Murray

Independent Member

Lisa currently works for the Senedd as head of change management where she is responsible for developing the portfolio of change projects and programmes of work.

Lisa leads a team of business analysts and programme coordinators and works with senior leaders to ensure that business change is considered from an organisation-wide and whole systems perspective, starting with clear benefits and a vision.

Lisa’s background however is in social housing, where she spent 22 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience; particularly in housing management, business improvement, policy, performance and scrutiny. Lisa has worked for a range of housing associations as well as for national housing association organisations such as HouseMark.

Lisa is married with 2 children and lives in Bridgend where she enjoys running, boxing and dog walking.

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Rachel Rees

Independent Member

Rachel is an experienced & qualified housing professional who has over 15 years’ service.

She is presently employed as the head of housing for Tai Calon Community Housing and is part of the leadership team and is skilled in both strategic & housing operations management.

Rachel believes in fostering the right cultural environment which enables services for tenants & residents to thrive. Before working for Tai Calon, Rachel was the housing manager at Melin Homes.  

Rachel’s experience includes lettings, housing and tenancy management, community development, estate management, customer services, leasing, sheltered housing, floating support and supported accommodation.

Prior to working in housing Rachel was a police response officer, who was (SOIT) trained. Just before Rachel left the police force she received a Chief Constable commendation for saving a life.

Rachel is also a dementia champion and co-delivered sessions with the LA making a primary school in Blaenau Gwent the first primary school to be dementia friendly.

Her recent key achievements are the successful remodelling of the Supported Living Service and securing £1,011,392.08 of Supporting People Programme Grant (SPPG) funding to help people support people to sustain their tenancies.  

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs, her friends and loves walking.

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Matthew Jones

Co-opted Member

Matthew is an SME in service management with 15 years’ experience in both the public and private sector. 

Previously a director of consulting delivery for an IT service and consulting company, Matthew has a wide range of knowledge and experience in IT service delivery, project management, transitions & information security. 

Matthew recently moved into the finance sector as a IT service and supplier manager. 

Matthew is originally from Bridgend and is married with one son.  He enjoys outdoor pursuits and watching football.

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Daniel Smith

Tenant Member

Daniel has been a tenant of Tai Tarian for a number of years and is actively involved in his local community through the running of various clubs and activities.

He currently volunteers as a branch administrator for Royal Life Saving Society West Wales and is also a board member for a local leisure management charity.

Having worked in accounting for the past six years, Daniel has experience and knowledge of financial accounts and has previously served as a board member of NPT Homes at the start of its transition into Tai Tarian. When the opportunity arose, he was delighted to re-join the Board of Tai Tarian in 2019.

Daniel is keen to see engagement with young tenants and young stakeholders of Tai Tarian increase, to ensure they can actively influence the future focus of the organisation. A strong advocate of equality, Daniel also wants to ensure that environmental concerns are addressed.

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Samantha Jones

Tenant Member

Sam was born and raised in Port Talbot. She moved away for a few years but there is no place like home!

Sam has been a tenant for 12 years and seen the changes that have taken place and the improvements that are well underway.

Since becoming a tenant board member she feels it has been a fantastic way of assisting in future changes that effect the local community. Sam works in the customer service environment. Here, she gained knowledge to help improve and make things better.

Sam is passionate about what she does and where she lives, and is a firm believer that the community we live in can help Tai Tarian achieve its strategic plans and future goals. She is always looking at the bigger picture to find out how and why things work.