We are very pleased to welcome the new members of our board of management, and would like to thank them for volunteering their time to support our organisation.
As a community interest co-operative, our board of management exists to ensure that we meet the needs of our service users and key stakeholders. They volunteer their time to help develop our strategy and monitor our performance.
We would like to thank and welcome:
During his career, Gareth’s commitment to social justice has seen him work in international development, environment and politics. Working to bring about change from grassroots level through to policy level, he has extensive experience of leadership, transforming organisations, communication, and policy.
Gareth is a former Director of Friends of the Earth Cymru and Chief Executive of Plaid Cymru. He now leads on climate change action for Bridgend County Borough Council.
Jamie Edwards is a highly experienced Company Director and Prince2 qualified Project Manager who runs a specialist bid writing consultancy and a civil engineering business specialising in road maintenance. Jamie has over 25 years’ experience in helping organisations successfully tender for over £100 million of contracts in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
In that time, Jamie has worked closely with the likes of Welsh Government, local authorities in Wales, NHS Wales and a broad range of clients including Cardiff Metropolitan University, CBRE, Siemens, Pembrokeshire College, Proactis and many more. Jamie is a highly experienced business strategist who has helped shape the competitive offering of many organisations in Wales, the UK and overseas.
Vicky has over 13 years’ experience in local authority Children’s Services. Having worked in various roles, including senior management, she has real insight into the delivery of social care services. Vicky has led a wide range of activities in this field, focusing on everything from quality assurance to the total redesign of services.
As a Director of her own training and consultancy business, Vicky has been involved in projects such as the development of national training materials to help apply the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act and the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, and has carried out a wide range of activities to examine services and help make them better. Vicky has played a leading role in national Welsh Government reviews, has helped develop regional services, and regularly provides training and development activities across social care.
Vicky is also an academic advisor for IPC on the All Wales social care team manager and middle manager development programmes. She is a fluent Welsh speaker and works in both English and Welsh
You can meet the rest of our board here