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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.