exec team

Our Executive Team are made up of dedicated and hard-working people. Get to know our brilliant Executive Team and find out more specifically what they get up to.

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

MICHELLE REID
CHEIF EXECUTIVE

Michelle joined Merthyr Valleys Homes (MHV) in April 2019, having worked for the previous five years as the Chief Executive of Cynon Taf Community Housing Group. Michelle has a wealth of experience in housing and has spent a large portion of her working life in housing related roles.

Having held three previous CEO positions and many senior positions across housing, health and social care, Michelle is no newcomer to leadership. She leads based on her values and is a strong advocate of working with people to create opportunities and unleash potential.

Michelle is passionate to make a difference and she believes in the power of communities to create and sustain meaningful change.

LORRAINE OATES
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Lorraine is CIPFA qualified and was the Group Accountant at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council from 2003 to 2009. The latter part of this time was spent working on the stock transfer. She transferred to Merthyr Valleys Homes (MVH) in March 2009 as Finance Manager.

Lorraine was promoted to Director of Finance and Resources in 2011. Her remit covers Finance, IT and Human Resources. She has overseen the strengthening of MHV’s financial position and has represented MVH in setting up a joint Internal Audit Service – Barcud Shared Services – with Valleys to Coast, Bron Afon and NPT Homes, which won the award for Delivering Efficiency and Value for Money at the CIH Welsh Housing Awards in 2013. Lorraine is also keen to promote transparency and value for money in the organisation, involving tenants and staff in the full budget setting process for MVH.

Lorraine’s interests include travelling, eating out, cooking and going to the cinema.

STACY THOMAS
DIRECTOR OF HOMES AND PLACES

Stacy joined Merthyr Valleys Homes (MVH) in July 2019 from Tai Calon where she was the Director of Assets & Property. Having previously worked as a Director, Head of Asset Management and of Property Services, she has a great deal of experience in leading service transformation projects and the introduction of new strategies. Stacy covers Asset Management, Development, compliance, repairs and maintenance and operational support.

Stacy is all about the culture and behaviours of an organisation and is passionate about ensuring the tenant experience is at the heart of the way the service is delivered and supports her teams to put the tenants first.

ANTHONY HEARN
DIRECTOR OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES

Anthony has worked and volunteered in housing, supported housing, and youth and community development organisations for over 30 years. He is passionate about working with people and communities to help them thrive and prosper, and he is also a big supporter of foundational economies and transformative power of the social economy, and a huge advocate for equality and social justice.

Having joined Merthyr Valleys Homes (MVH) in January 2020 from Valleys to Coast where he was Director of Housing & Customer Services, this is a return to working in Merthyr for Anthony who had previously led on supported accommodation and homelessness support services in the area.