Nick Bennett

Group chief executive of Community Housing Cymru

Nick Bennett has been Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru, the national membership body for not for profit housing providers, since July 2006. In 2010 CHC formed a group structure with Care and Repair Cymru and the new Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales. Between 2000 and 2002 he was Cabinet Special Adviser to the Deputy First Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government where he supported a number of portfolios including economic development, rural affairs and culture and the Welsh Language.

Brought up on Anglesey, he was educated at Aberystwyth University where he gained a degree in political science and an MBA. Between 1995 and 1999 he worked at the Wales European Centre in Brussels where he lobbied for Welsh regional policy interests.
He was a member of the All Wales Convention which recommended holding the referendum on primary law making powers for the National Assembly. Nick represents CHC on the Housing Regulatory Board and he is also the UK representative for Housing Europe, the European network for social housing. A former member of the Welsh Language Board and the Ofcom Advisory panel for Wales, he was recently appointed to the Co-operative and Mutuals Commission and the Public Services Commission. A fluent Welsh speaker, he is married with three children.
Support the CEO Sleepout in

Support the CEO Sleepout in Cardiff

Tonight (27th March), I'll be joining more than 70 business leaders including five chief executives from the housing association sector, namely Michelle Reid - Cynon Taf, Duncan Forbes - Bron Afon, Andrew Lycett - RCT Homes, Cathy Davies - Hafan Cymru and Chris O'Meara - Cadwyn, sleeping rough as part of the first ever CEO Sleepout in Cardiff.
28/03/2014 10:52 GMT