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About – who we are

Welsh Housing Quarterly is published, managed and administered by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru.

WHQ is financially supported by sponsors, advertisers, subscribers and receives funding from Welsh Government through the Housing Policy Division.

Production and development of the magazine is guided by an independent advisory board.

Editorial support is provided by Jules Birch.

Design is carried out by Martin Williams and print by Zenith Media.

WHQ advisory board

WHQ has an independent advisory board made up of people working in housing and related fields in Wales.

The role of the advisory board is to advise on editorial matters and support the development of the magazine and website.

The advisory board members are:

  • Antonia Forte (chair)
  • Judy Wayne, Altair
  • Ben Black, joint chair, Community Housing Cymru PR network
  • Barbara Castle
  • Keith Edwards, independent housing consultant
  • Richard Essex, Regeneration Skills Collective Wales
  • Jim McKirdle, policy officer (housing), Welsh Local Government Association
  • Bethan Davies, communications manager, Community Housing Cymru
  • Bob Smith, School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
  • Helen Taylor, lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Phil Toms, independent consultant
  • Clare Way, neighbourhood support manager, NPT Homes

The board are also supported by CIH Cymru staff as required:

  • Liza Fleming, commercial lead
  • Jon Barnes, web and marketing
  • Ingrid Smith, admin, finance and subscriptions


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