Meet you regional representative

Gillian Owens - Wales

Gill, together with her husband have been landlords for over 16 years with a portfolio of B2Ls in South Wales, and a HMO in Greater Manchester supporting transitioning homeless individuals into sustained housing.

They have a refurbishment company, a Property Sourcing company and more recently a small Serviced Accommodation portfolio. They also set up and have been running their own Property networking event for the past 4 years for landlords who invest in Wales specifically so becoming the NRLA’s Welsh Representative is a natural progression for Gill

Gill is extremely proud of her welsh heritage, having been born and brought up in its capital, Cardiff. Her career of over 40 years spans across the Public, private and 3rd Sectors including the BBC, Manpower, the largest Recruitment company in the world and also more recently the CEO of Welsh Women’s Aid, the Welsh Domestic Abuse umbrella organisation.

With a passion for Equality, Gill was instrumental in setting up the first ever Nursery in the BBC and also campaigned for subtitles on TV. During her time with Manpower she set up and developed their Welfare Reform division supporting a wide range of unemployed jobseekers and benefit claimants. Her career has seen her work across the length and breathe of Wales, helping her to understand the regional differences and challenges that local landlords face.

Married with four grown up children and 5 grandchildren, she is a trustee of several charities and a member of her church council.

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