To enable continued success of our communities, we wish to recruit additional Trustees with particular experience and skills in finance, education and charity funding.
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Trustees are responsible for:
- providing the overall governance and strategic direction of the business
- ensuring its financial health
- the integrity of its activities
- developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines
- monitoring the implementation, and impact of their decisions, as a board.
Please select a Trustee to find out more about them:
Aligned to Finance, the CEO and Principal, and the Leadership Team
Leigh has been a Trustee of Coleg Elidyr since March 2012, and was elected as Vice-Chair in early 2014. However, Leigh’s relationship with the area stretches to his youth, as he was educated at the local Llandovery College. Leigh attended University in London prior to spending several years working abroad in the USA and France. He has an entrepreneurial track record, helping to found two companies, one of which (Maxstim Ltd) he remains working as a Director. Now Leigh lives in Cheshire with his wife and six children, one of whom, Tilly, has Down’s syndrome.
Aligned to Care, Safeguarding, the Land and Farm
Vicky is Chair of the Trustees and has a long personal association with CECC and the surrounding area of Rhandirmwyn. Having originally studied Agriculture and Business Studies, Vicky is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management and currently works for the WG where she has held a variety of roles in the fields of agriculture and farm diversification. As well as being the Chair of Trustees, Vicky’s specific areas of alignment include the farm and land management.
Aligned to Health and Safety, Victoria House (including Safeguarding at Victoria House), and Pre Budget Governance
Colin was elected to the Trustees of Coleg Elidyr Camphill Communities in June 2012. Colin has a long personal association with Camphill. His daughter attended the Sheiling School at Ringwood, Coleg Elidyr and now lives at Victoria House, Llangadog. Colin is now retired after a career with BP and Cairn Energy India.
In addition to his role as a trustee, Colin continues to be very involved in charitable activities in Asia in both a corporate and personal capacity. Colin’s specific area of alignment is Health and Safety.
Aligned to Marketing, Communications, Databridge, Pre Budget Governance, and Business Planning.
Wyn is a Consultant, Coach and Interim Manager, Partner and Principal Consultant at WynMill Consulting. Although born and bred in Cardiganshire, his corporate career was spent in the Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals sector at ICI and AstraZeneca. Here he worked in UK and Global roles in Sales/Marketing, Training & Development, HRD/ OD Management, and Business Change. More recently Wyn has also held Trustee Director roles with CIPD and Education Business Solutions.
Wyn’s particular professional interest is in understanding exceptional performance – be it individuals, teams or organisations. His research into High Performing Teams led to the development of a new model and process for team and leadership development. Although semi-retired, he continues to work as a Consultant and Coach to the Lancaster MBA programme.
Having recently returned to live in Wales, he and his wife Millie are enjoying rediscovering the joys of West Wales and the relaxing way of life here. Much of their time is spent visiting their children and grandchildren in London and Wyn is involved in pursuing his hobby as a musician playing in local venues and shows.
Aligned to Fundraising and Grant Funding, Government Policy, and Guest Volunteer Welfare.
Bob was elected to the trustees in July 2015; his son is now a trainee in his 5th year at Coleg Elidyr. Bob worked as an economist in his early career and subsequently held a number of senior positions in the Welsh Government as a civil servant. Following his initial retirement he worked as a policy consultant and also conducted examinations of major infrastructure planning applications. He is now fully retired, lives in Cardiff, and when not rambling continues as a governor of the special needs school his son attended.
Aligned to Education, and Quality Management in Education