John is a retired NHS Chief Executive and a former Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist. He has proven leadership and strategic planning skills and is also an experienced executive coach.
Treasurer and Vice-ChairAmie is a qualified accountant who has worked in financial roles for over 14 years - including seven years in social housing. Amie currently works as a Senior Management Accountant for Tai Calon Community Housing, where she’s responsible for assets and housing. Amie can be relied on to get the job done and deliver great results. She provides the financial data, support and reporting needed to help with important business decisions. She loves a challenge and is passionate about continuous improvement and delivering value for money.
Shone is the Chief of Staff for the University of Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and works across South Wales. He has broad career experience, having worked for UK-wide companies including NatWest and ITV, and for various public sector organisations such as the Legal Services Commission and BNFL (Magnox). He’s highly experienced in communications and excels at driving and shaping change in organisations and getting everyone involved and interested. We also value his ability to build and grow partnerships. Shone’s first language is Welsh. He was born on Anglesey, and now spends his time between Carmarthenshire and Cardiff.
Steve is a Fellow of the CIPD, is CPD qualified and has a Master’s degree in Law. He has over 30 years’ experience of NHS HR management. He’s especially skilled and interested in employee relations matters, organisational change and employment law.
Bill has worked in the charity sector throughout his career. He’s had roles in the Citizens Advice Bureau, NACRO, and for 11 years until 2014 he was Chief Executive of Welsh mental health charity Hafal, where he still works part-time as a senior consultant. Bill is also a trustee of Bipolar UK. In 2015 he was awarded an MBE for services to mental health service users and carers.
Stacey has worked in housing for 12 years, specialising in housing management, welfare reform and strategic housing positions. Stacey has a real passion for ensuring that everyone lives in a safe and secure home and has opportunities to learn, develop and better themselves. Stacey currently works for Cadwyn Housing Association as the Housing Manager, and previously worked for First Choice Housing and Cardiff Council. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Housing Policy and Practice.
Jack started his career with large accounting firms where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Before starting his “new career” in 2017 as an interim finance person, Jack worked as a finance director in the public and private sectors. For several years he was a director at Companies House and worked on many of the teams involved with changing the organisation from paper to digital transactions. Jack’s other voluntary work includes being Treasurer of Age Cymru and helping people improve their reading skills and use of English.
Kate started out as a BBC journalist and went on to take senior strategy, communication and engagement roles across the public sector. She helped set up the first Office of the Future Generations Commissioner as Director of Partnership, Engagement and Communication and served South Wales as Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner. Kate is passionate about creating safer communities and building strong, sustainable organisations that make a real difference to people’s lives. She now runs Arc: Making the Difference Ltd, supporting organisations and individuals working towards sustainable change.
Ffion is the Senior Business Manager for the Swansea Bay Public Health team, providing wide-ranging strategic and operational support for the team, to protect and improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities for the local community. Ffion has previously worked in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including social housing, retail, and politics.
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.
Christian is a commercial solicitor with over 15 years’ experience. He is a Partner at Abu Dhabi law firm, Keystone Law Middle East, where he mainly advises UK, US, and UAE corporations on technology, outsourcing, defence and aerospace projects. Christian previously worked for Blake Morgan in Cardiff, where his clients included Welsh Government, Health Boards, NWIS, charities, social landlords, and universities.