Prior to taking up the post of Chair at CTM University Health Board, I was Chair of Hafod Housing Association in South Wales, delivering social housing and a range of social care services across Cardiff, the Vale, Bridgend, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
I was also an Independent Member of the Board at Health Education and Improvement Wales and served on the Audit Committee for the Public Services Ombudsman and Future Generations Commissioner.
After leaving the National Assembly for Wales in 2011, I have spent the past 12 years working across health, social care, and housing in a variety of senior and non-executive roles.
I am passionate about the potential for organisations to work better together and place huge value on the scope for collaboration. I have a strong interest in mental health services, having introduced legislation to improve services in Wales.
I am the Chair of the Remuneration & Terms of Service Committee.
I am the Deputy Director of Strategy and Partnerships for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.
Through this role I work alongside my team to focus on how the Health Board and our partners across health and care can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our population and reduce health inequalities.
I am an experienced NHS Executive. I have also worked at a senior level in many sectors including a Local Authority and the Voluntary Sector. I thus have a good understanding of the NHS, public sector and the wider political context and how systems run and are managed.
I trained as a Physiotherapist, specialising in stroke care, before taking on General Management roles in medicine, ophthalmology and community services.
My career then took me into commissioning in various organisations in the South West of England and eventually to NHS England. At one point I was the commissioner of 400 GP practices.
I spent a little over 2 years as the Chief Officer of Wiltshire CCG and have undertaken assignments as a consultant.
Since 2021, I have been the Executive Director of Strategy and Transformation at Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB aiming to ensure that the Health Board best meets the health needs of the population.