Nicola Somerville

Nicola Somerville


Head of Business Development & Inclusive Growth

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Nicola is the Head of Business Development and Inclusive Growth, which means she is responsible for identifying new business leads, International engagements. Overseeing skills delivery and supporting the partnerships that we have across the city deal network ensuring ‘opportunity’ is embedded into all investments that are made. Nicola has worked across the Third and Public Sectors leading on housing; regeneration & economic development mainly within SE Wales. With a passion for grassroots engagement and growing our communities into flourishing vibrant centres, Nicola volunteers for local projects across her home town of Newport. Nicola is currently the Chair of Newport City Homes where she has lead the organisation to be one of the best financially rated housing associations in Wales (possibly the Uk!), along with this Nicola has also contributed too and participated in many task oriented groups for  Welsh Government, most recently of which is the Valley’s Task Force.

Having 3 young daughters, life is full of glitter and craziness, so pretty much like a permanent Hen weekend without the alcohol. I try to cook, I’ve tried the gym, so now I’m just settled on holidays and new adventures!

Meet the team

Kellie Beirne

Director of CCR City Deal

Rhys Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Hrjinder Singh

Head of Finance, Risk and Assurance

Robert O’Dwyer

Head of Infrastructure

Colan Mehaffey

Head of Data & Digital Innovation

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