The board has responsibility for Tŷ Hafan's overall strategy and future direction.
The board is headed by chairman, Martin Davies, and includes trustees, Sue Carter, Dr Keith Holgate, Dr Huw Jenkins, Dr Helen Matthews, John Hoskinson, Mick McGuire, James Pepper, Elizabeth Thomas and Sian Thomas.
Supporting the board are executive directors, Maria Timon Samra, chief executive, Jason Foster, deputy chief executive/director of finance and governance, Jenna Lewis, director of income generation, Jill Wilde, director of nursing and clinical services (interim), John Mladenovic, director of marketing and communications, Tracy Jones, director of family wellbeing and outreach services and Zoe Tippins, director of people services. Together they have a wide range of strategic experience in health care, governance, commercial activity, financial management, income generation and people management.
From time to time committees are also supported by co-opted members, who bring external perspective and expertise, giving added assurance to the board through their scrutiny and insight. This role also provides an opportunity for development as trustees, and supports the board's succession planning.
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.
Sue is a freelance digital, technology and communications consultant, with clients across not-for-profit, commercial and public sectors. She is an experienced leader, with a blend of expertise across digital product and technology, mobile tech, media, journalism, marketing, sales and strategy.
James is the chief executive officer of Vista, a leading technology services business company headquartered in Wales that works with leading retail, hospitality and pharmacy organisations. James started his career in customer services with the Ford Motor Company, prior to moving to Vista, where he has held a number of senior management and leadership roles in operations and technical sales.
Liz is a senior manager in KPMG's Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare Consulting practice specialising in the delivery of grant services and internal audit. Based in Cardiff, Liz is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy having started her career in local government in Wales.
Born and raised in Wales, Helen qualified as a doctor in Cardiff before specialising as a psychiatrist in London. From 1998 until her retirement in 2019, Helen was a consultant psychiatrist at Hywel Dda University Health Board. Helen’s exemplary professional leadership culminated in her being elected as vice president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Mick joined the Tŷ Hafan board in 2021 having retired from Welsh Government where he was Director for Economic Growth and Development. Prior to this, he worked for 30 years in Financial Services where he held a number of roles for Principality Building Society at General Manager and Director level. He was Chief Executive of Peter Alan Estate Agents and Principality Property Services.
Born in Liverpool John chose a career in the Army, retiring as Brigadier after 38 years and went on to become Deputy and Acting COO at Liverpool University before moving to the University of Northampton as Pro Vice Chancellor. After 8 years as CEO of Milestones Trust in Bristol John retired to Penarth and joined Tŷ Hafan.
Maria, who took over as Interim CEO of Tŷ Hafan in May 2020, was appointed CEO of Tŷ Hafan on a permanent basis in March 2021. Maria brings a wealth of local and international experience and expertise to the charity as we battle the ongoing impact of the coronavirus and the inevitable disruption it has caused to many fundraising sources.
Jason joined Tŷ Hafan in June 2017 and leads the finance and support services function for the charity. He has over 25 years’ experience of working in senior finance positions across a variety of sectors including food, marketing, and manufacturing.
John joined Tŷ Hafan in 2013. Initially assuming responsibility for the Crackerjackpot lottery, he has undertaken a range of roles across the Charity and was appointed as director of marketing and communications, and Lottery in June 2021.