Chair of Trustees – Lisa Philips
Treasurer – Rob Jones
Kate is the Director of the All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities. She is the lead for the All Wales Forum and represents us on many key committees, agendas and programmes throughout Wales. Prior to becoming the Director in 2010 Kate was also The AWF’s regional representative in Powys.
Josh is the Project and Partnerships Manager at All Wales Forum and leads on the project work undertaken by the All Wales Forum. Before joining the Forum in 2020, Josh had a background of managing sport for social good projects in South Wales.
Anne-Marie is the Operations & Finance Co-Ordinator, of the All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities. based at the headquarters in Taffs Well; ensuring the smooth running of the office. Her role covers supporting the Trustees, Director, all other members of staff as well as liaising with other organisations & funders. Anne-Marie has previously worked for the AWF & has a background in High Street retail banking, community development & employment services; including specialist employment services for those with disabilities. Anne-Marie has formal qualifications in Business Management, Computerised Accounting Systems & is a qualified PRINCE2® Project Manager.
Grace is the Policy & Engagement Officer, her favourite part of this job is working with amazing people (professionals and carers) that continue to inspire her every day. After studying Social Policy at Cardiff University, Grace has always been interested in the way societies work and how we can create solutions together to tackle inequalities and improve well-being.
Gwen is the Networks and Communication Officer, they will be connecting with carers across Wales and developing our community networks part of the Caring Communities of Change project. Coming from a background of arts, their favourite part of the job is having creative conversation with carers and seeing the conversations develop into actions and pilots.
Nickie joins us as the newly appointed Project Coordinator working on our Welsh Government funded Caring Communities of Change project, as well as other projects. Coming from an extensive ‘Social Housing’ background and having lived experience of being a sibling carer; hopes that her passion for people, skills and commitment will help put families at the heart of designing support that works for them.