The Linc Board

The Board is responsible for all aspects of Linc’s activities. It delegates some of its functions to committees but retains overall responsibility for providing leadership, control and direction ensuring that Linc’s Business Plan is achieved.

Richard Norton

With over 25 years in senior financial roles in manufacturing, Richard joined Linc’s Board in May 2014. He became Chair of the Board in March 2018. Richard is also Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Chair of the Nominations Committee.

Gerraint Oakley

Gerraint was the Director of Development for Coastal Housing Group and MD of Pennant Homes. Gerraint joined Barratt Developments Plc in 2008 where he worked throughout the UK in Barratt and David Wilson Homes Divisions. Prior to joining Barratt, he worked for Vodafone for 10 years where he was a Global Property Strategy Manager. Gerraint joined Linc’s Board in April 2019 as a co-opted member and is a Member of the Development Committee.

Jonathan Pearce

Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant and is employed as Commercial Finance Director for Warner Surveys, an international land and engineering surveying business. Jonathan is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. He has over 20 years financial management experience gained within the construction sector. Jonathan joined Linc’s Board in June 2016. He is Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Pension Governance Committee. Jonathan is also a Director and Chair of Tarbed Ltd, a subsidiary of Linc.


Alan Sinclair

Alan recently retired after working for 38 years in social housing. During that time he covered all aspects of housing, from being a Director of Operations at a Welsh housing association to working in housing strategy for a local authority. He has a particular commitment to housing for older people. Alan joined Linc’s Board in June 2018 and is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Audit Committee.


Lynda Williams

Lynda has recently retired after 40 years working in the health service. As a registered nurse Lynda has worked as a clinician and senior manager across a range of care sectors. The last 15 years of her career were as Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery in NHS Wales. Lynda’s areas of specific interest are governance, care standards and safeguarding. Linda joined the Linc Board in September 2018 and is a member of the Audit Committee.


Julia Attwell

Julia works with Cardiff & Vale University Health Board on major transformational change programmes. She has over 25 years’ senior experience working in the public and third sectors. Julia sits on several Boards in South Wales, and joined Linc’s Board in June 2016 becoming Vice Chair of the Board in June 2018. Julia is a Member of the Audit Committee, Development Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mandy Newton

Mandy is a proven leader in driving operational excellence and business growth in the IT and Customer Service Sectors. She is a leader that has worked at board level for over 20 years, with outstanding stakeholder management skills and the ability to build dynamic teams, with extensive experience in business change. Mandy has worked in the government and private sectors, leading and implementing digital and business transformation programmes with Fujitsu Services and the Hyder Group. Mandy joined Linc’s Board in April 2019 as a co-opted member. She is a Member of the Audit Committee and will join the Development Committee and Remuneration Committee in September 2019.

Richard Miles

Richard is Head of Savings/Area Manager at the Swansea Building Society. He has over 25 years financial services experience gained within the banking/building society sector mainly in the Midlands and Wales. Richard joined Linc’s Board in April 2019 as a co-opted member. He is a Member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and a Director of Tarbed Limited, a subsidiary of Linc. He will join the Nominations Committee in September 2019.