Chris was elected to the Swansea Neath Port Talbot Trustee Board in
October 2013. He became actively involved in recruitment panels and
attending external networking meetings on behalf of the organisation
including many health related meetings. In August 2015 when the existing
post-holder stepped down Chris was appointed as Chair.
Chris was a County Councillor from 1985 to 2004 and became Chair of
Powys Social Services Committee and then councillor with the portfolio
for social care and housing. From 2002 to 2011 he was Chair of Powys
Local Health Board. He also became Chair of Powys Citizens Advice and
left when he moved to Neath Port Talbot. He was initially involved with
Brecon C.A.B. and became involved with Powys in 2004 and became Chair in
2011. While Chair he was involved in recruiting board members, staff
and the Chief Executive. Chris has also been Vice Chair of the Institute
of Public Health, a former trustee of the Powys Association of
Voluntary Organisations and has also been a school and college governor
Chris has worked directly with the Minister for Health and Social
Services and other officials of Welsh Government. Prior to 2002 he was a
Probation Officer and got involved with the supervision of life
sentence prisoners working directly with offenders and their families as
well as liaising with police, statutory and voluntary agencies, reports to the Home Office etc.
Greg Thomas - Treasurer
Greg joined the new Swansea Neath Port Talbot Board in April 2012. Since July 2012 he has been the Treasurer for the organisation and passionately believes that the work of the CAB is as vital today as it was when he first worked with CAB colleagues in developing approaches to tackling poverty, debt, social exclusion and homelessness in some of the most deprived valley communities in Wales. Until March 2015 Greg was Head of Services with Gofal, a leading mental health charity where he had organisational responsibility for the operational management, service delivery and development of community based support services throughout Wales.
He has worked for over 16 years in the voluntary sector in Wales in a number of operational and strategic roles, with a background in housing, homelessness and community advice work. Prior to stepping into the Third Sector Greg worked for the Local Authority in Swansea in a variety of roles.
In 2015 during the vacancy of Operational Services Manager Greg stepped down as Treasurer and for a period of 4 months became the interim OSM assisting the Board and Jackie to keep things going ahead of the OSM appointment. In January 2016 Greg returned to the Board and his role as Treasurer.
Pat Dunmore - Vice Chair
Pat joined the Swansea Board in 2011 and then became a member of the Swansea Neath Port Talbot C.A.B. Board in April 2012. She currently works for CALAN DVS on an action research project developing innovative approaches to supporting children and young people affected by domestic abuse. She has been a freelance consultant focussing on issues affecting children and young people, including child poverty. Previously she has worked in the voluntary sector, both as a paid worker and active volunteer, for the past 25 years. She has had various volunteer roles, including trustee of Bristol CAB for 6 years in the 1990s and 15 years on the boards of various development trusts. As a paid worker Pat has worked in credit union development, economic development, social regeneration, evidenced based programmes for children and young people and children's human rights. Pat is an experienced researcher and trainer.
Pat has assisted with the office’s annual health and safety audit and keeps up to date with national issues by attending a variety of Citizens Advice fora and conferences. Pat became Vice Chair in 2017.
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