The board has responsibility for Tŷ Hafan's overall strategy and future direction.
The board is headed by chairman, Martin Davies, and includes trustees, Richard Adams, Sue Carter, Dr Keith Holgate, Gareth Morgan, Dr Huw Jenkins, James Pepper, Elizabeth Thomas and Sian Thomas. Supporting the board are executive directors, Maria Timon Samra, chief executive, Deborah Ho, director of care and Jason Foster, director of finance and corporate services. Together they have a wide range of strategic experience in health care, clinical and corporate governance, communications, finance, fundraising and commercial activity.
From time to time 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. This role also provides an opportunity for development as trustees.
We welcome two trustee designates to the board. Their appointments will be announced later in the year.
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.
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Maria Timon Samra as Interim CEO of Tŷ Hafan, taking over from Rob Jones who has served as our CEO for 3 years. Maria's wealth of local and international experience and expertise could not come at a more critical time for the Charity as we battle the impact of the coronavirus.
Debbie joined Tŷ Hafan as director of care in March 2020 and brings a range of leadership experience, including hospice care, to the executive team. As director of care, Debbie is responsible for the development of services for children and families as well as leading our skilled multi-professional care team.
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.