Peter Hamilton (Chair)
Born near John O’Groats, Peter joined the Royal Air Force and following a distinguished career joined the Financial Services sector in London other roles included Senior manager with Alliance and Leicester Building Society and Saatchi and Saatchi global brand marketing for blue chip clients worldwide.
International Marketing Director roles followed at Cayzer Group, Allianz and Aviva. In 1999 Peter set up in Head Hunting and Corporate Search in London. The business was sold in 2007 when he moved to Wales and was appointed Head of Fundraising and Strategic Planning at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Peter was invited to become the first Marketing Director for Burns Pet Nutrition Limited in Kidwelly.
Peter held Trustee positions at Age Cymru and Age Cymru Sir Gar and was appointed a Trustee of Age Cymru Dyfed in 2021. Interests include fly fishing, walking, holidays and watching soccer. Married to Gill he lives in Mynyddygarreg in Carmarthenshire.
Harvey is a retired secondary school headteacher who also spent six months of retirement as a volunteer teacher in Lesotho. He has one son now living and working in Oxford. Originally from North Wales, he moved to South West Wales twenty-six years ago, previously having worked in England and mid-Wales. During retirement he volunteered with Age Cymru Sir Gar, eventually becoming a trustee and then chair of trustees. He helped lead the merger to become the new charity Age Cymru Dyfed. He had previously been a trustee of the young person’s charity CYCA in Llanelli. His interests include cycling, gardening, listening to music, especially jazz, travelling and supporting both his local rugby team, Kidwelly and the Scarlets.
Kate is a CIPFA-qualified accountant with over 20 years of Public Sector experience. She works as Director of Finance and ICT at Barcud Housing Association and has a keen interest in Governance. As well as her voluntary role in Age Cymru Dyfed, she also sits on the Joint Audit Committee of Dyfed Powys Police.
Allan was born in Llanelli and has remained there all his working life. He began work in the local Tinplate works progressing to the role of Data Processing Manager and then deputy Computer Manager. There followed twenty years of employment at a local brewery as Assistant Company Secretary and finally the remainder of his working life as Assistant Headteacher at a local Comprehensive school. Following his retirement, Allan became secretary of the local Probus Club and is Senior Auditor in his local Church and was for some time Trustee and Treasurer of Carmarthenshire Youth and Children Association. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Age Cymru Sir Gar in 2012 and further appointed to the Board of Age Cymru Dyfed following amalgamation.
Caroline was brought up in Wales from the age of six but spent most of her adult life in London. She held senior roles in hospitality management and marketing, ran her own PR company, and was editor of a South London business magazine. She has a degree in history and politics and has served as a school governor. Since returning to Wales in 2005 she was involved in the administration of various local organisations including the Carmarthenshire 50+ Forum, the WEA (Workers Educational Association), and Llanelli Community Heritage. She was elected a Board Member of Age Cymru Sir Gar in 2012 and following a merger in April 2020 with Age Cymru Ceredigion, became a trustee board member of Age Cymru Dyfed.
Formerly a trustee with Age Cymru Sir Gar and before that with Age Concern Sir Gar Peter held the position of Chair and Vice Chair with these organisations and oversaw the transition to the Age Cymru brand. Apart from serving on the Age Cymru Dyfed Board, Peter is also an active volunteer supporting older clients with their digital needs. Working for a number of years as a Science and Mathematics teacher, mainly in Nigeria, before retraining as a careers adviser, further to that, he worked for a number of years in the voluntary sector as a project officer for Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services. That experience provided the inspiration and foundation for joining Age Concern as a trustee and volunteer. Peter is originally from Northern Ireland and is married with two sons, both live in Cardiff.
Jack was born in Kent and grew up in Ludlow, Shropshire. Having graduated from Aberystwyth University with a bachelor's in Computer Science, he went on to study a Master's course in International Business and Marketing. He has previously worked as the marketing director for a local company in Aberystwyth and now works as a freelance Digital Marketing consultant full-time. Jack joined Age Cymru Ceredigion in September 2019, bringing marketing experience and a younger perspective to the board. He has since stayed on and become a trustee of Age Cymru Dyfed after the merger in April 2020. His interests include reading, gaming, scuba diving, swimming and travelling, having spent summers abroad while growing up.
Vanessa moved to West Wales from Dorset. Coming from the voluntary sector, she worked in local government as a Town Clerk and is still a Clerk to two Pembrokeshire Community Councils. After dabbling in community theatre administration, she currently manages a local MS Therapy Centre. An active Rotarian, recently appointed to the Age Cymru Dyfed Board of Trustees, she is grateful to be given the opportunity to be able to help to improve the lives of older people in Dyfed by advancing services, particularly in Pembrokeshire which has been her home since 2003.
Mark Williams is the former Member of Parliament for Ceredigion and has a long history of campaigning for older people as and MP. He chairs the North Ceredigion Forum for Older People's Care and is President of the SW Wales Royal British Legion. He is the Deputy Headteacher of a village school, lives in Borth with his family and is involved in a range of local charities and voluntary groups.
Anthony Mattick lives in Saundersfoot and is married to Delyth. They have a son Jonathan and a daughter, Sarah. Anthony spent 26 years in Dyfed-Powys Police, performing various roles, the majority relating to Serious Crimes.
In 2010 Anthony was involved in a serious road traffic accident and due to ill health he retired. Since then he has worked 6 years in a local secondary school, predominantly in behavioural management, 2 years investigating road collisions for National Insurance Companies, assisted with Ironman Europe and is currently carrying out Security at a local Ministry of Defence Site.
He has been a member of Round Table, 41 Club, Community Council, trustee roles and sits on several committees helping to organise charity events including The New Year’s Day Swim, Ten Foot Swim and Quizzes. To date Anthony has helped to organise/taken part in a number of charity treks and cycle rides and to date has visited France, Peru, Nepal & Cuba raising money for cancer charities.