Our Leadership Team is made up of the Chief Executive, the Executive Directors and the Heads of Caredig Services. Scroll down to meet them!
Marcia Sinfield, Chief Executive
Marcia joined Caredig as its Chief Executive in January 2020. Prior to that she was Deputy Chief Executive at Tai Calon Community Housing. A qualified accountant, Marcia has held senior roles in social housing and local government, including supporting regeneration projects at Cardiff Council. She has held Board Member positions and is currently a lay member of Swansea University.
She believes that providing good quality affordable housing is essential to maintaining healthy, resilient communities and that this is a key driver of prosperous local economies. Marcia is committed to providing person centred outcomes for tenants and service users and recognises the importance of kindness in all relationships.
Marcia relaxes using alternative therapies, including yoga and reflexology, to support her well-being. She also enjoys walking with her springer spaniel and the family – in that order 🙂
Cerys Gregory, Director Finance, Development & Governance
Cerys joined Caredig in September 2019 as Executive Director of Finance and Business Services.
Cerys graduated from Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, Cardiff with a honours degree in Economics and Accounting. She is a fully qualified “Big 4” trained Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Cerys has over 21 years of significant experience in a number of demanding financial management positions. Her last position prior to joining Caredig was with a global manufacturer in a UK wide role; she has extensive experience of multi-functional change management, leading and enabling transformation and delivering robust strategic financial leadership.
Outside her busy family life, Cerys’s interests revolve around travel, books and good company.
Stephen Evans, Director for Customer and Communities
Steve joined Caredig in April 2020. He is responsible for leading our housing management teams; letting homes, collecting rent and other income, working with tenants on other tenancy issues and ensuring effective resident involvement.
Steve has worked at a senior level in a variety of Housing organisations across South Wales and the North of England. He has extensive experience of working with tenants and staff to deliver customer-focused housing management, tenancy support and repair services.
Steve is a past Chair of the Community Housing Cymru Welfare Reform Strategic Delivery Group, and currently, a Primary School Governor and Trustee of Cardiff and Vale Care and Repair, having previously held similar roles at other charitable organisations.
Steve is married with two young children and a new puppy. He is sports mad and (still!) plays football and cycles regularly.
Ian Harris, Director for Property and Assets
Ian started his career in social housing in the late 80s with a district council. He worked with a number of great teams for 13 years managing a repairs workforce that looked after housing repairs, voids, and refurbishment.
He has continued to work in repairs, maintenance, and asset management for housing associations and community mutuals, as well as for contractors. His roles have included head of repairs and acting director.
Living near Malvern with his wife, Liz, Ian keeps himself busy with donkeys, pygmy goats, sheep, pigs, quail, rabbit, guinea pigs and cat. He is also a keen DIYer, fully refurbished several homes and he also love to cycle.
Vicky Nicholas, Assistant Director for People and Culture
Vicky is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has worked in a number of HR Management roles for over 25 years. She joined Caredig just over 12 years ago as HR Team Manager.
Prior to joining Caredig, Vicky worked for a large Public Sector organisation where she has managed local HR teams and national Business Change projects across multiple sites.
Heads of Service
Chris Randall, Head of Finance
Chris gained experience in a number of finance roles outside of Housing before joining Caredig in July 2018. He is responsible for the financial transaction processing teams and for financial reporting. Chris enjoys walking the dog along the Wales coast and watching football.
Emma Morgan, Head of Housing & Support
Emma joined Caredig over 16 years ago starting out as an administrator in the rents team. Emma has experience in a variety of roles, specialising in Housing Management and now leads the Housing & Support department.
Emma believes a quality home is the central foundation to achieving a good life and is key to achieving a good education, good health and positive wellbeing and centres this into all service delivery.
When not in work, Emma enjoys spending time with family, friends and walks with the dogs
Ian Hoskison, Head of Technology and Business Improvement
Ian joined Caredig in February 2023, and although this is the first time he has worked in social housing, he brings a wealth of experience from working for nearly 30 years across both the private and public sector, more latterly developing and delivering digital customer services at enterprise level.
Outside of work Ian is an avid sports fan and now that his team playing days are over is hoping to reduce his golf handicap!
Megan Smith, Head of Property and Estates
Megan has gained over 20 years’ experience within the housing sector. Having the opportunity to work with different associations Megan has held a wide variety of roles, from lettings administrator to housing officer to surveyor and repairs manager, to name just a few.
Megan’s philosophy is to keep things simple so more time and energy can be spent focussing on what matters most to people. This philosophy is perfect as Megan leads our property and estates teams to provide maintenance services in and around our tenants' homes.
Living in Newport with her husband, two daughters and an utterly gorgeous dog called Bella, Megan tries hard to be a good Newport County fan in her spare time but will only go to the game when the weather is warm!
Sean Tristham, Head of Development
Sean has had a career spanning over 20 years working in development and asset management performing at differing levels through various roles.
He has extensive housing association development experience and his knowledge and skills have proved very successful.
Sean is keen to significantly increase Caredig’s development programme by creating and delivering, beautiful, affordable homes in great locations.
Stuart Thomas, Head of Assets and Compliance
Stuart has worked in the Property sector for over 30 years and joined Caredig in 2001 following managerial and leadership roles in University Estate management and the Rent Officer Service.
Stuart leads our Assets and Compliance Team, who all work closely to make sure tenant’s homes are safe and in great shape.
In his spare time, he is a volunteer at a local rugby club, having previously been a director of a sporting Association and a rugby and cricket coach for over a decade.