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Appointment of independent members to the Regulatory Board for Wales

The Regulatory Board for Wales examines the regulatory performance and activity of the Welsh Government and registered social landlords within the social housing sector.
Thursday 13 September 2018

The Board consider reports from the Regulator and other relevant publications and information sources to advise the Minister on the performance of the regulator, the sector and any related policy implications.

The Minister has appointed two new independent members to the Regulatory Board

  • Jane Mudd
  • Kevin Lawrence

These appointments have been made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments. All such appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for the political activity of appointees (if any declared) to be published.

Political Activity

Jane Mudd – Jane is Labour Party member and a Labour councillor for Malpas in Newport.

Kevin Lawrence – No political Activity declared

The appointments will commence on 1 September 2018 and expire automatically on 30 August 2021. The post of Independent Member is a paid post earning £198 per day.


Jane Mudd

Jane is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a former Chair of CIH Cymru.

Jane is the Principal Lecturer in Housing and Head of Department of Social Policy, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Prior to this, Jane was Principal Lecturer in Housing and Head of Department of Applied Community Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Jane has a wealth of experience with more than 20 years of working in housing, teaching and researching.

Jane is a former board member of Newport City Homes and she is the Newport City Council Member for Regeneration and Housing.

Kevin Lawrence

Following a career as a lecturer in Computing and Information Technology, Kevin changed direction to dedicate his skills to the role of ILT (Information Learning Technology) Manager, developing learning platforms and delivering staff development to college staff. He has a keen interest in IT and the role it can play in both general management of day-to-day activities within a housing association and how it can help implement the regulatory framework. Since becoming a LINC tenant 2 years ago, he has become a keen member of their Tenant Panel and was recently elected as Chair.



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