Ty Hafan

our board

The Board has responsibility for Tŷ Hafan's overall strategy and future direction.

The board of trustees is headed by chairman, Martin Davies, and includes Dr Keith Holgate, Robert Lamb, Peter Maggs, Kath Palmer and Dr Huw Jenkins. Supporting the board are executive directors, Rob Jones, chief executive, Carol Killa, director of care, Dawn Lewis-Whelan, director of HR, Claire Cooper, director of income generation and Jason Foster, director of finance and corporate services. Together they have a wide range of experience in health care, clinical and corporate governance, finance, fundraising, commercial activity and people.  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 davies

 

martin davies

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.

 

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Kath Palmer

 

kath palmer

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.

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dr huw jenkins

 

dr huw jenkins

Huw joined Tŷ Hafan as a trustee in 2018 after retiring from the NHS. He was a consultant in child health for 30 years based in Cardiff and has a wealth of experience in the clinical aspects of healthcare for children and young people.

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keith holgate

 

keith holgate

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. He was a trainer for General Practice and was involved in teaching, particularly in the field of respiratory medicine.

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robert lamb

 

robert lamb

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.

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rob jones

 

rob jones

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.

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carol killa

 

carol killa

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 multiagency teams and working at a senior level across Wales.

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dawn lewis whelan

 

dawn lewis-whelan

Dawn is CIPD qualified and has more than 15 years experience in HR Management and Leadership.  Her previous role was strategic HR Business Partner and Executive Board member at Sony in Pencoed where she delivered organisational change through a major transformation programme.

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claire cooper

 

claire cooper

Claire has worked in the not-for-profit sector in London and Auckland for over ten years and has experience across all areas of fundraising and marketing. Before joining Tŷ Hafan, Claire was the Director of Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities in New Zealand.

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