Governance

Our Board of Trustees comprises 11 members and 2 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

Trustees

  • Saz Willey - Chair

    Saz Willey - Chair

    Saz has an economics degree and worked as an auditor before moving to Paris. Returning to Wales, she became an active volunteer, a carer and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 2001.

    Saz has held strategic and operational roles in the not for profit and public sectors across advice, health, housing, social care and local government.

    As a CAB manager, Saz built capacity and capability to sustain and expand quality assured client services and projects and campaigned to improve policy and practice. A Vale Local Health Board non-executive for six years, Saz chaired the Performance and Planning Committee and sat on the Audit Committee. As a licensed PQASSO mentor, Saz helped third sector organisations ensure that they were well managed and governed.
    A POBL non-executive for five years, Saz was Vice-Chair of the Group’s Audit and Risk Committee, a member of its Commercial Board and a POBL Trust trustee. Previously she sat on POBL's Care and Support Board.

    In 2016 Saz was appointed as a Member of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales, and has been the Vice Chair since January 2021. In this role she leads on equalities, diversity and inclusion.

    She is also a member of the Association of Chairs, Women on Board, WEN Wales and volunteers for the development charity Tool Action Cymru. × Close
  • Andrew Vye

    Andrew Vye

    Andrew has worked across the Public and Third Sector in Wales for the last 20 years in a variety of roles. He has been with Pobl since its creation in 2016 and as Executive Director of Operations leads the Homes and Communities and Care and Support Teams.

    Andrew is responsible for Pobl Operations delivering landlord services to over 17,000 people and communities including our in-house Pobl Trades team. Pobl Operations also offers a wide range of care and support services ranging from tenancy support through to residential care.
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  • Fay Satherley

    Fay Satherley

    "I very recently joined Care & Repair as a Trustee as their mission, vision and values resonated strongly with me, and I really wanted to help champion the housing needs of older people and to help to influence better housing, health, and services for those living in housing conditions which can so often fail to meet their needs.

    The work of Care & Repair really makes a difference, and I'm really excited by their varied innovative approaches to supporting older people, their pioneering projects, and new areas of work to deliver improved, coordinated services."
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  • Emily Warren

    Emily Warren

    Emily is an experienced Public Sector and Charity Executive, with a career at the forefront of delivering improvements across health and social care services in Wales. She currently works in the Welsh NHS, providing strategic leadership on the development of Primary and Community Care. Prior to this role she held positions including Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Director of The Fostering Network and spent almost a decade at the WLGA, where she led Health and Social Care Policy.

    Emily has a PhD in Public Service Management and completed an international research fellowship with the Californian Government in 2017, working on their programme to integrate health and social care services and bring knowledge of best practice back to Wales. She is a school governor and an active member of the RSA.

    As a former carer, Emily is passionate about making a contribution to delivering joined up, responsive care as close to home as possible. She hopes her experience across the public and third sectors will make a valuable contribution to enable people with care and support needs to feel safe, supported and empowered to make choices that best meet their needs. × Close
  • Maggie Berry, Vice Chair

    Maggie Berry, Vice Chair

    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 an Independent Board Member with Swansea Bay University Health Board. Maggie is the Chair of 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. × Close
  • 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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  • Clare Strowbridge

    Clare Strowbridge

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  • Sally Davies

    Sally Davies

    I am a board member of Newport Care & Repair and an independent Trustee of Care & Repair Cymru.

    I previously worked for Monmouthshire and Newport Councils housing departments, delivering new housing with partner Registered Social Landlords, and especially in the provision of affordable housing for over 55’s.

    I believe it is essential for people to feel confident and safe in their own homes for their health and wellbeing, and proud of the work that Care & Repair undertakes to achieve this.

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  • Gwynne Jones

    Gwynne Jones

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  • Dave Tovey

    Dave Tovey

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  • Rhodri Owen

    Rhodri Owen

    Rhodri Owen joined Care & Repair Cymru as a Trustee in October 2021.

    Rhodri is a Partner at Redkite Solicitors and specialises in Wills & Probate work. He deals with the administration of trusts and estate and holds Higher Rights of Audience to appear before the Senior Courts. He is a Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

    Rhodri has experience in the private sector in business management and development. He has a keen interest in housing policy, and in particular the development of strategies to aid people to stay living in their own homes so long as they are able.
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Our Policies

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