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Wales-wide Housing Regulation Role for Newport Councillor


The Newport councillor in charge of the city’s regeneration and housing has been appointed to a new role helping to oversee social housing across Wales.

Councillor Jane Mudd is Newport City Council’s Cabinet member for regeneration and housing.

She has now been appointed to the Regulatory Board for Wales, which examines the regulatory performance and activity of the Welsh Government and registered social landlords within the social housing sector, as an independent member.

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.

Councillor Mudd’s appointment has 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.

Councillor Mudd’s appointment commenced this month and will expire automatically on August 30, 2021. The post of Independent Member is a paid post, earning £198 per day.

Jane Mudd 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 at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Prior to this, Jane was Principal Lecturer in Housing and Head of Department of Applied Community Sciences at 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.