I have held senior roles in local government, including scrutiny for health, social services, education, budgets and legislation. She is also the spokesperson for workforce, health and social care at the Welsh Local Government Association.
With a passion for fairness and social justice, I am aTrade Union Member and previously represented public services as Deputy Convenor for UNISON Wales, and as a member of Wales TUC General Council. I am also an active member of Bridgend County Borough Council’s Equality Committee.
I became the Executive Director of Strategy, Performance and Planning in October 2019, having first joined the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust as Interim Director of Performance and Planning in December 2018.
I have worked within the NHS in Wales for 27 years, mostly within the South Central region. My recent experience includes roles within Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board as Assistant Director of Innovation and Service.
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.
As Policy Advisor for Care Forum Wales, I represent providers of regulated care services (private and third sector) for all age groups across care homes, domiciliary care and supported living.
I serve as provider representative for the RPBs in Powys and Gwent also, and as Secretary for the National Provider Forum, which gives me a good understanding of the national picture that I hope will be helpful for CTM.
Previously I worked in the Office of the Public Guardian and the Home Office, spending ten years as one of the senior management team at Newport Passport Office.
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.