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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.

Vanessa Walker (Vice Chair)

Vanessa Tyrwhitt-Walker is currently Vice Chair of ACD. With extensive experience of working in the voluntary sector as well as running a business, she is now semi-retired and working part-time in local government. A Rotarian for 15 years, past President twice and Assistant District Governor, she has helped many local organisations in a secretarial or financial role. She has always been an active member of her community and is proud to be an ACD Trustee supporting older people in Pembrokeshire.

Allan Williams (Treasurer)

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 Streek

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.

Peter Loughran

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.

Mark Williams 

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

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.