We are a registered charitable organisation, no 1155903 and governed by a constitution approved by the Charity Commission.
The policy direction of the charity together with scrutiny of its work is exercised by the Board of Trustees comprising of nine members. The board meets six times annually, together with an Annual General Meeting.
The accounts of the charity are audited externally on an annual basis.
View our annual report- year ending 31 March 2016.
The organisation is in membership of Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations and Age Cymru.
Responsibility for the charity’s affairs is in the hands of a Board of Trustees which meets regularly and is served by two committees, finance and human resources.
Board of Trustees (November 2016)
Mr Michael Harbinson - Hon Life Vice President
Mr Colin Adlam - Hon Life Vice President
Mr Joe Frost - Hon Life Vice President
Mrs Penny Stock - Hon Life Vice President
Mr Aidan Reynolds - Hon Life Vice President
Dr. Carolyn Wallace - Chair
I am a senior academic at the University of South Wales and the Wales School for Primary Care Research. And a Fellow of WIHSC - the Wales Institute of Health and Social Care. I am the award leader for the BSc Hons in Health and Social Care Management and I teach inter-professional and multi-agency working. My most recent work involves a leadership role in building research capacity and expertise, and developing the Community Nursing Research Strategy for Wales.
Mr Philip Brabon - Vice Chair
Since leaving Barclays Bank in 2001 after a 34 year career, I have helped to set up new businesses, and I am an active member and past president of the Chepstow Agricultural Society and Shirenewton Local History Society. I have lived in Monmouthshire with my wife for 26 years and I am a magistrate sitting in the South East Wales area. I am a keen weekly hill and mountain walker and have a keen interest in all sport.
Mrs Susan Gregory
I have a broad Health Service and professional nursing background holding a number of corporate, general management and senior nursing posts in the NHS before my retirement in 2010. I am currently an independent non-executive board member for the Seren Group in a voluntary capacity.
Mr John Grimes - Treasurer
I started life as a statistician before moving into roles involving the NHS, Local Government Finance and economic development. Following devolution I acted as clerk to a range of Welsh Assembly Committees including Finance. I was project manager for the Structural Change Programme and I subsequently retired as head of Governance for the Welsh Assembly Government in 2013.
Mr Lyn James
I live in Chepstow and I am a Chartered Public Accountant. I recently retired after some 46 years, full time and part time service in local government around the Severnside area. Photography and travel are my passions and I am kept increasingly busy with my four grandchildren.
Mr William Clark
I served in the Army with the Royal Engineers, retiring in 1993 from my posting as Commanding officer of the Engineer Regiment of the Royal School of Military Engineering. I have worked with various organisations including Smiths Industries, the Civil Service College, EDS (Defence), the Office for National Statistics and the Royal British Legion. I am a member of the Independent Monitoring Board for HMP Usk. In my spare time I enjoy walking in the Brecon Beacons and I am an active member of Shirenewton Operatic and Drama Society.
Mr Cliff Edwards
After completing my education I worked for 33 years in the pharmaceutical industry for a large American corporation, in various sales and marketing roles. I am an advisor for the Welsh Rugby Union and a member of Risca Male Voice Choir. I am an active member of St Johns' Church in Rogerstone, where I was treasurer for 15 years. I have been governor on the board of two local schools, and I was elected as a Community Councillor in 2013.
I retired as a Discharge Liaison Nurse from ABUHB in March 2015 where I had been working with Monmouthshire Social Services assessing patients’ health and social needs. Prior to this I was a District Nurse Team Leader. I have nursed abroad in Canada and Hong Kong working with older people and in Hong Kong also worked as a volunteer with illegal immigrants and taught English to resident Japanese families. For many years I was a volunteer with Gwent Talking Newspaper for the visually impaired and blind. I am an active member of our local rural Community Project Group, a keen historian and enjoy the arts.
Mr John Rogers
I qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 having completed my training in private practice in Blackwood. I stayed with the same firm after qualifying but moved to the local authority in 1982. I undertook a wide variety of legal work but in latter years specialised in property work, and also advised on planning, highway, and housing law before my retirement at the end of June 2015. As part of my work I advised a number of charities and voluntary organisations and advised the local authority in its role as a charitable trustee.