Trust Board

The Trust Board formally comprises thirteen members all of whom have voting rights:

  • a Chairman
  • seven Non-Executive Directors
  • a Chief Executive and four Executive Directors

The Board’s role is to:

  • Set the policy and strategic direction of the Trust;
  • Manage the Risk;
  • Manage its people and resources;
  • Establish governance systems to enable it to effectively measure progress and performance, and to make sure this is achieved.
  • Work in partnership with key stakeholders, both internal and external.

Non Executive Directors have an important role to play in the development of the Trust. As well as monitoring the Trust’s overall strategy and performance, they also liaise widely with Executive Directors and other key staff. Their knowledge of local needs, allied to their experience provides a valuable contribution in developing strategies to meet the ever increasing challenges ahead.


Jason Killens

Chief Executive
Jason has spent his career working in Ambulances Services in the UK and Australia. He progressed through the ranks in London Ambulance Service from an Emergency Medical Technician to Executive Director of Operations. He was appointed as the...

Martin Woodford

Martin is a qualified accountant who began his career as a trainee accountant with the former Gwent County Council. He has more than 30 years experience in the local government and healthcare environment with the last 20 years operating at Board ...

Dr Brendan Lloyd

Executive Director of Medical and Clinical Services and Deputy Chief Executive
Brendan graduated from Cardiff and started his career as a GP in a teaching practice in Swansea in 1989. In 2003 Brendan completed his MSc in Diabetes and held posts as Honorary Lecturer with Cardiff University School of Medicine and Honorary Clinica...

Chris Turley

Interim Executive Director of Finance and ICT and Health Informatics
Chris has worked in finance in the NHS in Wales for nearly 30 years, holding a range of senior roles including Interim Director of Finance in Aneurin Bevan UHB in 2012....

Claire Bevan

Executive Director of Quality & Nursing
Claire Bevan became the Trust’s Director of Quality& Nursing in February 2016. Claire is a senior health care professional having begun her career as a registered nurse before pursuing senior clinical, managerial and leader...

Claire Vaughan

Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development
Claire began her career at Welsh Government, and subsequently took up Human Resources roles within the public sector including Cardiff Women’s Aid and the National Museum before joining the NHS. For nearly 13 years, Claire worked for Cardiff and V...

Estelle Hitchon

Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Estelle Hitchon was appointed to the post of Director of Partnerships and Engagement in December 2015 having been on secondment with the Trust since October 2014 from Cardiff and Vale UHB. Estelle is a communications and engagement specialist, wh...

Keith Cox

Board Secretary
Keith joined the Trust in November 2015 in an interim capacity from Public Health Wales, where he was Board Secretary and Director of Corporate Services. Keith was appointed Board Secretary in July 2016 and brings with him a wealth of governance e...

Emrys Davies

Non Executive Director
Emrys has had a successful career at senior levels in the motoring industry, after completing a senior management course at Ashridge Business School, and an MSc specialising in management to drive continuous improvement in Quality, Productivity and P...

Kevin Davies

Non Executive Director
A Professor of Nursing and Disaster Healthcare, Kevin was appointed Non-Executive Director for the Trust in January 2015. He is an Independent Trustee of St John Wales and President of Confédération Interalliée des Officers Médicaux de Réserve and ha...

Pamela Hall

Non Executive Director
Liverpool-born Pam began her career in IT before moving to Hartlepool to work for a brewery. She joined the NHS in 1984 and worked at hospitals in Merseyside, before moving across the border to NHS Wales in 1996. She later became the manager ...

Paul Hollard

Non Executive Director
Paul Hollard began his NHS career as a registered nurse before he moved into nurse education and later into general management. Paul was appointed Non Executive Director for the Trust in April 2016 and is geographically aligned to the Cwm Taf Loca...