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The work of Age Cymru West Glamorgan is overseen by a Board of voluntary Trustees.

Mel Rayner - Chair

What is your job role and company? I was a self-employed web designer.

How would you describe your day job? I am now retired.

What interests do you have or like to do in your spare time? In my spare time, I enjoy seeing family and friends, especially my two very young grandchildren.

Why did you decide to become a Trustee? I became a Trustee of ACWG as I have always been a busy person and wanted to do something useful to help others when I retired. I have been very involved with helping tenants of social housing in Wales for several years, including being a Board member of a registered social landlord until recently. I have found the skills I have learned over the years very useful in helping steer ACWG through the difficult times of the last couple of years.

Sophia Vasquez - Vice Chair

What is your job role and company? Claims Head of Talent Development, Admiral Group Plc

How would you describe your day job? 
With a career founded in law, I work closely with leaders to ensure continued leadership development as well as supporting strategic reviews.  

What interests do you have or like to do in your spare time? 
One of my favourite hobbies is visiting the Afan Valley on the weekends to see our family and enjoying the cycle trails around the beautiful valley. At home I love listening to music, listening to audiobooks and spending time in the garden with our 4 chickens. 

Why did you decide to become a Trustee? 
I wanted to use my expertise to work with an organisation that plays a critical role in supporting older people. I joined Age Cymru West Glamorgan because they provide invaluable support in as direct and accessible way as possible. My family lives in the local area and I have seen first-hand the challenges that families face and how much they rely on the services from organisation like Age Cymru West Glamorgan to age well and with dignity. 

Craig Lawton - Board Trustee

What is your job role and company?  Senior Public Affairs Officer, BMA Cymru Wales

How would you describe your day job?  Ensuring the voices and experiences of doctors and medical students are heard, listened to, and acted upon by Welsh Government, politicians, and decision-makers.

What interests do you have or like to do in your spare time?  I enjoy playing golf and watching sport, exploring the countryside with my wife and making jams and other preserves from the fruit in our garden.

Why did you decide to become a Trustee?  Having lived, studied, and worked in the area for more than a decade while having an interest and knowledge in both health & social care and political engagement, I wanted to use my skills and networks to support an important local cause and ensure older people and their families are able to access the help and advice they need.

Sophia Miller - Board Trustee

What is your job role and company? Strategy Manager, Lloyds Banking Group

How would you describe your day job? In my role, I help set the strategy for the Insurance, Pensions, and Investments division of Lloyds Banking Group. I love breaking down complex problems and using data to support action.

What interests do you have or like to do in your spare time? In my spare time, I can usually be found in the gym, a yoga class or walking around the Welsh countryside.

Why did you decide to become a Trustee? I became a Trustee at Age Cymru West Glamorgan as a means of applying the skills I use in my day job to an extremely worthwhile cause. Having older relatives who have recently required additional support, I understand first-hand how important Age Cymru West Glamorgan is to the local community.

Natasha Fulford - Board Trustee

 

Matthew Ford - Board Trustee

 

Andrew Jobling - Board Trustee

 

Kirsty Davies - Board Trustee

 

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