Catherine Shaw

Tenant Board member

Catherine Shaw

• Tenant Board member
• Former modern languages student at Aberystwyth University • Member of the Tenant Steering Group while Tai Ceredigion was being formed • Former long standing member and Secretary of the Tai Ceredigion Monitoring Group • Board member since December 2015 • Aims to ensure that tenants are considered in every Board decision and help Tai Ceredigion to continue to develop with tenants at the heart of its business.

Peter Saunders

Independent board member

Peter Saunders

• Chair of the Joint Consultative Committee • Background in town planning, research and University lecturing • Former Director of student services at John Moores University, Liverpool • Active interest in social care and extra care housing • Aims to help Tai Ceredigion to develop services that reflect the particular needs of Mid Wales • Keen Welsh learner

John Crees

Independent Board co-optee

John Rees

Vice Chair of the Audit and Performance Committee • Finance Manager at Coastal Housing Group • Chartered Certified Accountant • Currently sits on the ACCA South Wales Panel and assists with Advocacy, attending CPD events representing the ACCA and planning the CPD programme for South West Wales • Passionate about the social housing sector and keen to use his knowledge and experience for the benefit of tenants • Board co-optee since June 2017

Stephen Cripps

Independent Board co-optee

John Rees

Former Chairman of Tai Ceredigion’s Board of Management • Former local government Chief Officer with over 30 years experience of working in local government in England • Independent member of Ceredigion County Council’s Ethics and Standards Committee • Board co-optee since March 2016 • Aims to assist Tai Ceredigion in the provision of decent housing which is essential for good health, supports education and employment and helps to build a strong local community • Active Welsh learner

Tony Kitchen

Independent Board co-optee

Tony Kitchen

Tony moved to Wales with his wife 15 years ago. He has been a trustee and a board member for the last fourteen years. He is a qualified accountant, being a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for over 30 years. Tony has a smallholding and has enjoyed learning about keeping sheep and chickens.

Margaret Gallagher

Independent Board co-optee

Margaret Gallagher

Margaret is an Australian who has lived in the UK for 26 years, 18 of them in Ceredigion. She has a BSc and MA in Psychology from the University of Sydney. In both Australia and the UK she worked in social care and health for over 20 years, in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, developing and delivering services, both housing-related and direct support, for adults and for families, working at all levels from strategic and managerial to operational and front-line service delivery. She was the original Supporting People Manager for Ceredigion County Council and facilitated the set up of the initiative in the county. After her retirement she undertook a number of courses in visual arts, as well as alternative therapies, and has just completed an MArts in Ancient Civilisations at UWTSD Lampeter. She is passionate about learning and has an extensive and constantly expanding library. Now she has completed her formal studies, she is looking forward to bringing her experience and enthusiasm into her role as an independent board member for the Care Society.