Our Board of Trustees comprises 7 members and 3 co-opted members, taken from across local government, academic institutions, voluntary organisations, housing associations and individual members.

The Board meets four times a year and is responsible for managing the business affairs of Care & Repair Cymru in terms of:

  • Setting policy
  • Planning
  • Setting targets/monitoring performance
  • Financial control and Legal responsibilities


  • Rachel Rowlands, Chair

    Rachel Rowlands, Chair

    Rachel joined the Board in 2010 and has been involved with the Care & Repair Movement since 1995, both as a former Agency Chief Officer and a serving member of the Rhondda Cynon Taff Care & Repair Agency Strategic Performance and Evaluation Committee. Rachel is Chief Executive of Age Connects Morgannwg and Deputy Chair of Age Connects Wales. × Close
  • Jocelyn Davies, Vice Chair

    Jocelyn Davies, Vice Chair

    During my time as an Assembly Member I built up a strong relationship with Care & Repair Cymru. Whilst Minister for Housing, the organisation was one that I found I could rely on to deliver Government priorities. I feel I can advocate for, and advise the organisation. Since retirement from frontline politics I have time to devote to the role of Board Membership. × Close
  • Saz Willey - Treasurer

    Saz Willey - Treasurer

    Born in Wales, Saz obtained an economics degree and worked as an auditor before moving to Paris. Returning to Wales, she became an active volunteer, a carer and retrained in law. She was a CAB manager until 2013 and often sign posted people to Care and Repair. Saz was also a Vale Local Health Board non-executive for six years.
    Saz is a member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, a non-executive director of POBL Group’s Care and Support Board and vice chair of its Audit and Risk Committee. As a licensed freelancer, Saz mentors third sector organisations under the PQASSO for Wales Project.
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  • Maggie Berry

    Maggie Berry

    Maggie was Chief Officer and Company Secretary for Swansea Care & Repair for over 15 years, building the organisation from conception to over 30 staff, all supporting thousands of older people every year. She previously worked within the disability movement in Wales and for a County Voluntary Service.
    In 2010 Maggie supported the growth of a social enterprise where its profits continue to be used to develop charitable activities in Swansea.

    Maggie has previously been a trustee with Age Cymru Swansea Bay and Swansea Carers Centre and spent over 12 years as a Board member for a community housing association.

    Maggie is now a Non Officer Member of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board and a trustee with Care & Repair Cardiff & the Vale where she continues to advocate for the value of housing services as integral to our comfort safety and security within our homes.

    Maggie remains conscious of the value of combined activities – to support each other and maximise benefits for all our communities.
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  • Christine Court

    Christine Court

    Christine joined the Board of Care & Repair Cymru in 2009 and has a long standing connection with the movement. The former Head of Occupational Therapy services for Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust she was awarded an MBE in December 2003 in recognition of her services to the NHS and continues to work for local and national charities.
    Christine is a member of a number of Boards including Bridgend Care & Repair where she was involved in setting up the Rapid Response Adaptions Scheme back in 1992.

    She has experience of governance, finance, strategic planning and knowledge of the statutory sector and is interested in preventative issues and proactive ways of retaining and returning individuals to their home.
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Our Policies

These are our key policies setting out our commitment, responsibility and approach