Dr John Morgan – Chair

John is a recently retired Chief Executive of a NHS Trust in Oxford. Prior to this he worked as medical director and consultant psychiatrist. He has a proven track record of leadership and strategic planning skills spanning over 20 years in the public sector. In addition he has held faculty and advisor positions in the Royal College of Psychiatrists; acted as health assessor for the General Medical Council, General Dental Council and Chiropractic Council; and acted as an advisor for the Commission for Health Improvement and for the National Clinical Advisory Team (NCAT). He is an experienced qualified coach and mentor.

Dr Heather Moyes - Vice Chair

Heather is Business Manager for the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Academic Standards at Cardiff University, where she provides strategic and policy support for the co-ordination, management and development of the Education and Students portfolio. She is an experienced higher education manager and has particular expertise and interest in business planning, business process improvement, governance and organisational development. She holds a PhD in Politics from Cardiff University and an MBA in Higher Education Management from the Institute of Education, University of London. Heather has volunteered with several different charitable organisations in the past and is committed to supporting NewLink Wales as it grows its remit and builds upon recent success.

Frank Learner - Treasurer

Frank has been working closely with charities for 12 years - following a career with the Royal Air Force where he finished as the (employee) treasurer of the RAF Central Fund - the grantmaking charity for Service personnel. On leaving the RAF in 2005, he set up his own business, Greengage Associates, that undertakes independent examinations (light touch ‘audit’ for small charities) and consultancy on financial management and governance for small and medium charities. He has delivered training courses for the Institute of Fundraising, Directory of Social Change and Wales Audit Office. His knowledge of charities was significantly enhanced by his role as trustee treasurer for the Community Foundation in Wales from 2005-2013; he received a ‘Welsh Trustee of the Year’ award in 2010. He has been a member of the South West & Wales Regional Engagement Forum of the Charity Finance Group since 2007 and holds the Diploma in Charity Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mohamed Yusef

Mohamed joins us from the Horn Development Association and brings a number of sought after specialisms. He has extensive experience of engaging diverse communities and was previously the Director of the Welsh Refugee Council. Mohamed is well versed with the procurement industry and the implementation of health and safety standards. He has a proven ability to assume challenging roles, perform in highly visible positions and produce strong sustainable results. Areas of expertise include: Management, Relationship Development, Service Assistance, Vendor Management, Supplier’s Evaluation, Contract Maintenance, Budget & Cost Analysis, and Quality, control Programs, KPI Monitoring.

Susie Boxall

Susie is an occupational Therapist by background and successfully completed our MILE volunteering programme in 2012. Susie became one of the most successful and committed volunteers ever seen by NewLink Wales. She has now secured full time employment at Recovery Cymru after contributing as a volunteer. Susie will be the link person between the board of trustees and our service user forum, OpenLinks.

Su Turney

Su brings extensive experience in coaching, sustainable leadership, HR and business development. She currently runs a successful coaching, leadership and change management business making a difference to people, their teams and their organisations. She is passionate about supporting people to develop self-awareness, exploit their strengths, discover their potential and do work they love. She has a strong background as a leader and manager in the Voluntary, Public and Private sectors improving motivation and business performance.

David White

David brings a strong legal background and was formerly a partner at a large local firm. He brings vast experience of business and strategic planning, business development, relationship management, workforce development and budget management. David is a very experienced trustee, having served 5 years as treasurer for his local Parish Church and as a trustee for the discretionary wills trust. At the moment David is focusing on supporting charities, cycling and his other many interests.

Jeremy Ashdown

An innovative and intuitive, HR Leader, Executive Coach and Mentor. Jeremy thrives on pressure, handling diverse challenges in changing environments, ensuring that he can empower all managers to align all employees to the achievement of business objectives, and can see their ‘line of sight’. He understands how effective HR contributes and influences the end--‐user / frontline customer experience, by attracting, developing, and retaining the ‘right’ people, with the ‘right’ skills at the ‘right’ time’. Jeremy also brings a passion for supporting his local community and valuable experience of change management.

Terry-Brenig Jones

Terry-Brenig Jones brings 30 years of experience from a wide range of charities including a number of governance roles. His particular strengths include financial management, organisation design and development, management development, strategic planning and director coaching/mentoring, social enterprise and subsidiary development. Terry’s primary objective is to work with boards, trustees, directors and senior managers of charities to help improve their effectiveness and impact.

Liz Walder

Liz Walder is a studio media strategist, with experience and knowledge of the digital world. She has a successful track record of working in marketing and PR, and have used the digital medium to great success, utilising this new medium to secure commissions for clients, raise sponsorship and locate research information. She describes herself as a “people person” and a well-connected networker, working with the allied professions, and managing relationships with local and national government and other stakeholder partners. In addition to this Liz was previously Director of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales and still provides teaching to University students.

Graham Orange

Graham Orange is an accomplished business coach and growth specialist.  He specialises in successful financial, delivery and procedural streamlining through mastering the basics of fundamental business practices.  His focus is on empowering business leaders to create a commercial, profitable enterprise that works for the business owner. Graham can build teams, coach executives as well as building aeroplanes as he has an impressive background in engineering.