Governance

Our Board of Trustees comprises 10 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

    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, 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
  • John Lord, Treasurer

    John Lord, Treasurer

    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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  • 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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  • Elizabeth Warwick

    Elizabeth Warwick

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  • Sally Davies

    Sally Davies

    Until recently I was Chair of Newport Care & Repair, and Trustee of Care & Repair Cymru as the Agency Representative.

    I have 28 years experience of working in housing development, especially 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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  • Andrew Vye

    Andrew Vye

    Andrew has worked across the Public and Third Sector Housing Sectors in Wales for the last 20 years in a variety of roles. He is currently Managing Director of Homes and Communities at Pobl and has worked at the Group since its creation in 2016.

    Andrew is responsible for teams delivering housing and regeneration services to people and communities across South Wales. He is also responsible for leading Pobl’s older people active ageing and well being services, private sector lettings, Pobl strategic asset management function and Pobl in-house trades team.

    Andrew is focused on delivering excellent customer services based on developing great relationships with Pobl’s tenants. He has a particular interest in energy efficiency and how this is incorporated into the homes Pobl provide.

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  • Sam Parry

    Sam Parry

    Sam is the Housing Services Manager with Conwy County Borough Council and has almost 30 years’ experience in local government, the past 17 years of which have been in housing, the last nine years have been at a senior strategic level. Her role has required her to have a detailed knowledge of housing policy/issues in Wales and across the UK.
    Sam is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and currently a CIH Cymru Board Member as well as being a Parent Governor of a local high school.
    Sam has been involved with the Care and Repair movement for many years being a Board Member of Conwy Care & Repair Agency and now a Board Member of the merged organisation Conwy & Denbighshire Care & Repair Agency where she continues to advocate for housing services and the value they have in ensuring that people have quality, warm, safe, affordable homes which enhance wellbeing.
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  • Jonathan Willis

    Jonathan Willis

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Our Policies

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