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.
    Saz worked as a CAB manager until 2013 where she managed Legal Aid and Welsh Government Anti-Poverty contracts, introduced new services to meet local needs and campaigned to improve policy and practice.
    Saz was a Vale Local Health Board non-executive for six years and sat on its Audit Committee and chaired the Performance and Planning Committee.
    Saz is a member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, a non-executive director of POBL Group’s Care and Support Board, vice chair of the Group Audit and Risk Committee and a POBL Trust trustee.
    A member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives as a licensed PQASSO mentor, Saz helps third sector organisations ensure that they are well managed and governed.
    A British Council Active Citizen, a keen grower Saz volunteers for the development charity Tools With a Mission and is learning Welsh.

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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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  • Rhodri Davies

    Rhodri Davies

    Rhodri is an experienced fundraising and marketing professional with over eleven years experience of working in the charity sector. Rhodri currently works as the Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at the children's charity, Brainwave, providing strategic leadership and management for all fundraising, communications and marketing activities across the organisation. Prior to this, he held senior positions at St John Cymru, Alzheimer’s Society, Meningitis UK and Wales Air Ambulance.

    Rhodri hopes that his experience, passion and commitment can be put to good effect to ensure that every older person in Wales is given the opportunity and choice to live independently in their homes and communities.

    Rhodri is a fluent Welsh-speaker and lives in Penarth.
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  • Dee Hines-Jones

    Dee Hines-Jones

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  • Wynne Williams

    Wynne Williams

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  • John Lord

    John Lord

    John Lord had a highly successful career in the management, launch and development of large stadia and indoor arenas across the UK and mainland Europe – including the Wembley Stadium Complex. He worked at Board level for over twenty years, and during that time he was co-opted onto the original Boards of Directors of Cardiff Marketing Ltd. and Cardiff World Trade Centre Ltd., as well as being a Director of numerous professional sports teams across the UK (including the Cardiff Devils), and was the original Managing Director of the Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff Hotel, Wales National Ice Rink, and subsequently the UK Ice Hockey Superleague.

    He then managed his own consultancy practice whilst also developing and delivering the highly subscribed BA and MSc Events Management programmes at UWIC (now Cardiff Metropolitan University).

    He is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Perthyn – one of the largest charities in Wales with over 800 employees – and is also a Trustee and member of the Council of Management of City Hospice (formerly George Thomas Hospice Care).

    He now joins the Board of Trustees of Care and Repair Cymru, bringing his events management and governance expertise to an already widely experienced and respected organisation, at a time when the charity is seeking to widen its funding base and expand its income generation activities.
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  • Clare Strowbridge

    Clare Strowbridge

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  • Elizabeth Warwick

    Elizabeth Warwick

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Our Policies

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