The board has responsibility for Tŷ Hafan's overall strategy and future direction.
The board is headed by chairman, Martin Davies, and includes trustees, Deborah Ho, Dr Keith Holgate, Gareth Morgan, Peter Maggs, Kath Palmer, Dr Huw Jenkins, Elizabeth Thomas and Sian Thomas. Supporting the board are executive directors, Rob Jones, chief executive, Carol Killa, director of care, Jason Foster, director of finance and corporate services and Julian Hall, director of fundraising and marketing. Together they have a wide range of experience in health care, clinical and corporate governance, finance, fundraising and commercial activity.
The board welcomes two additional trustees, who will be announced later this year following their appointment. Committees of the board are also supported by co-opted members, who bring external perspective and expertise, giving added assurance to the board through their scrutiny and insight.
Martin has spent over twenty years working with major retailers and financial services companies advising on branch development planning, positioning and developing retail marketing initiatives.
Kath has excellent finance and governance skills as well as experience in change management and leadership. Kath led the merger of the Welsh Development Agency and has since worked in the economic department specialising in business improvement.
Keith was born and brought up in Cardiff. He went to Whitchurch Grammar School and trained as a doctor at the Welsh National School of Medicine, qualifying in 1976. He worked as a General Practitioner in Barry for over 36 years until he retired in 2016.
For over 20 years, Peter was Group Chief Executive of the Pembrokeshire Housing Group, which provides a range of accommodation and services for families with children, older persons and people with support needs.
Gareth is the chief operating officer of Delio Limited, a financial technology company headquartered in Wales that works with leading global financial organisations. Gareth started his career in London with KPMG, prior to moving to HSBC, where he held a number of senior leadership roles in the UK and Asia.
Sian is a Nurse Consultant in Community Child Health at Health Board at Aneurin Bevan University Hospital. She has been nursing for over thirty years and has worked in acute and community nursing roles in Cardiff, Gwent as well as Great Ormond Street, London.
Deborah brings leadership and service development skills gained over a long career in hospice and palliative care services. A senior manager at Nationwide Building Society, focusing on vulnerability access and inclusion and formerly director of care and deputy chief executive at an adult hospice, responsible for leading and developing a multi-professional team, and shaping and delivering services across the hospice, community, hospital and local care homes.
Rob has joined Tŷ Hafan, continuing his career which has been deep-rooted in the accountancy, not-for-profit and retail sectors. Rob is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience in managing his own business, training, and working in the third sector and retail organisations as a finance director.
Carol is an experienced senior nurse with a background in General Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. Carol has over 13 years experience working directly with children, young people and their families and an extensive experience of working in integrated multi-agency teams and working at a senior level across Wales.