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Welcome to the MVH Team, Gemma!

We’re delighted to welcome Gemma Watkins as our newest Board member – whose skills, knowledge and experience will continue to help us on our mutual journey. #TogetherWe’reStronger #WelcomeToTheMVHTeam

Get to know Gemma more – read her bio below!

Gemma has worked in the housing sector for over 15 years both within a local authority setting and at a senior level within a community based housing association. Gemma has a degree in Housing Studies, and graduated with a Masters in Public Sector Leadership and Management. She is a qualified project manager and has been an organisational lead for “Lean thinking and Lean reviews” to drive continuous improvement.


Gemma has been a CIH mentor for junior housing staff and first time line managers and has a keen interest in organisational growth projects, community investment and is passionate about equality issues, tenancy sustainability and delivering resident centred services.


Gemma is currently the Director of Housing & Communities at Aelwyd Housing Association. Gemma was born in Jamaica but has lived and worked in Wales her whole adult life. She currently resides in Cardiff with her husband and young family.