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No organisation can function successfully without proper oversight of its activities and management.

We have seen many instances recently in the public, private and charitable sector where poor governance has led to a collapse in the reputation and finances of some very prominent companies, causing an erosion of confidence and public trust.

No management team, however competent, should be left unchallenged or unchecked. CAIS is blessed with a long-standing and highly experienced Board of Trustees who care deeply about the charity and maintain a robust eye on its work on behalf of clients, employees and commissioners.

The Trustees are unpaid and act as a “critical friend” to the CAIS Directors and Managers through quarterly Board and Committee sessions. They also have responsibility in the scrutiny of policy, financial probity, and personnel management.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Trustee and Chair

Dr Jones founded CAIS in 1976 as the Clwyd and Gwynedd Council on Alcohol, and has chaired the body since its inception.

Cledwyn Williams

Cledwyn Williams

Trustee and Vice Chair

From 1983 to 1996 Cledwyn was Assistant Director of Social Services, responsible for mentally handicapped services and for the all-Wales strategy for people with learning disabilities

Lucille Hughes

Lucille Hughes

Trustee

Miss Hughes joined Caernarfonshire County Council as a Social Worker in the Children’s Department in September 1958.

Geoff Simpson

Geoff Simpson

Trustee

Geoff spent 40 years as an accountant in the motor trade in North Wales. He has been a trustee of CAIS since 2013 and treasurer since 2016.

Simon Green

Simon Green

Trustee

After graduating with a degree in history from Birmingham University, Simon spent over 15 years as a professional corporate banker

Carys Lloyd Roberts

Carys Lloyd Roberts

Trustee

Carys Lloyd Roberts is a Consultant Mentor and Literacy Trainer who works with newly qualified teachers.

Dr Dyfrig ap Dafydd

Dr Dyfrig ap Dafydd

Trustee

Dr Dyfrig ap Dafydd has been a Board member since 2009, and is a General Practitioner working on Ynys Môn

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Trustee

Brian spent 38 years in the steel industry, and on retirement worked for the Welsh Development Agency as a materials technology consultant in an EU-sponsored position.

Rev Christopher J Prew

Rev Christopher J Prew

Trustee

Christopher was ordained a Minister by the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 2000.

Alun Thomas

Alun Thomas

Alun is chief executive of Hafal, Wales’ leading charity for people with serious mental illness and their carers.