At Newydd Group Ltd we have four directorates to the management structure all overseen by the Chief Executive, Jason Wroe.
Jason Wroe BSc (Hons), FCIH
Chief Executive since 2020
Jason became Newydd Group Ltd Chief Executive in Autumn 2020. Previous to his appointment Jason was Housing Director at Newydd, starting his role in 2003. With over 30 years of experience in the sector, Jason has worked at a number of Welsh housing organisations including Torfaen County Borough Council, Family Housing Association and Glamorgan & Gwent Housing Association. He has also served on a number of housing association Boards and also on the National Council of Welsh Federation of Housing Associations (now Community Housing Cymru). He is currently a Board member of CIH Cymru and a Trustee of Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale. Prior to moving to Wales he worked at Welwyn Hatfield District Council.
Elizabeth Lendering BA(Hons) FCA
Finance & Resources Director since 2009
Elizabeth qualified with the FCA in 1994. Prior to joining the Newydd Group she spent 7 years as Director of Resources at Arthritis Care with responsibility for Finance, IT and HR. Prior to that her experience includes work with Stratford Development Partnership (inner city regeneration agency) and Eaves Housing for Women (supported housing for vulnerable women).
Interim Housing Director since November 2020
Oonagh became Interim Housing Director in November 2020.
Simon Morris BSc (Hons), MRICS, MCIOB
Property Director since 2003
Simon joined Newydd as Property Director in 2003, and is responsible for the new build development and maintenance functions along with responsibility for offices that we either lease or own.
Simon has worked in the housing sector for the last 20 years, working for housing associations in Wales and England. Prior to Newydd, Simon worked for United Welsh Housing Association in Caerphilly, and before that for Warden Housing Association (part of the Home Group) in London.
Simon started his career working for Bovis Construction (now Bovis Lend Lease) as a project manager working on large commercial and retail projects throughout the UK.
Paul Barry BSc (Hons) MCIOB
Newydd Maintenance Ltd Managing Director
Paul joined Newydd Maintenance Ltd in 2019 as the Managing Director and is responsible for delivering the repairs and maintenance service to Newydd tenants.
Paul has worked in social housing since 1996 and before joining us was the Director of Property at Homes in Sedgemoor, where he also had responsibility for ICT. Prior to that Paul worked in both client and contractor roles where he held senior management positions within organisations across South Wales.
Newydd is committed to being transparent and pay is no exception, we publish our senior staff pay levels in our annual report and have done so for the past 20 years.
The Pay Transparency Report represents 36 Welsh housing associations and provides a transparent and open overview of senior pay rates in the social housing sector.
The report follows a recommendation from the Public Accounts Committee to generate greater transparency and openness in the sector.
The housing sector in Wales provides great value for money; for every £1 of public funding received, housing associations generate £5.69 for the Welsh economy. In 2018/2019, housing associations invested over £1 billion in communities across Wales, with 89p in every £1 remaining in Wales.
The report shows that 11% of the sector is led by a Chief Executive from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, which compares to 2% in the wider UK housing sector. (Inside Housing, 2018).
There is an even number of male and female Chief Executives in Welsh housing associations, compared to the UK average of 72.8% male to 27.2% female (ONS article ‘Understanding the gender pay gap in the UK’ published 17th Jan 2018).