Board of trustees

  • Sir Simon Boyle KCVO

    Vice Chairman Simon Boyle became a Trustee of St David’s Hospice Care in 1985. He had an industrial career leading to 31 years at British Steel, the last 25 being at Llanwern dealing with export sales management. On retirement in 2001 he became Lord-Lieutenant for Gwent (October 2001-March 2016). He was Chairman of Monmouth Diocesan Parsonage Board 2001-2011, Vice Chairman Monmouth Diocesan Board of Finance 2001-2015, Chairman Gwent Criminal Justice Board 2003-2005, and is involved with numerous Gwent charities and voluntary organisations.
  • Dame Rosemary Butler DBE

    Assembly Member for Newport West between May 1999 and April 2016. She lived in Caerleon, for many years, and attended St Julian's High School. Her interests range from museums, art galleries, concerts and opera, to foreign travel and family history. Rosemary was elected councillor for Caerleon in Newport Borough Council, a position she held from 1973 until 1999. While on the council, she chaired the Leisure Services Committee for 12 years, and served as Deputy Leader and Mayor of Newport (1989-1990). In May 2011, was elected to the position of Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, which she held until her retirement in 2016.
  • Mrs Penny Davies

    Penny joined the Board of Trustees in 2004. After bringing up her 3 children, she completed a degree at Bristol University in 1992 and was licenced as a Lay Minister by Archbishop Rowan Williams in 2002. She very much enjoys her role serving the parishes in the St. Arvans group. Both Churchwarden and Treasurer to her local church, she has lived in Monmouthshire for the past 30 years and has also gained valuable business experience, assisting in a local family company.
  • Mrs Judith Child

    Judith has lived in Wales for most of her life other than two years in Africa. She worked for the British High Commission and is involved with numerous charities: British Red Cross centre organiser, trustee of Edward James Harris Trust, CHC member. Judith was a non-executive director for Gwent Hospital Trust and has been a Justice of the Peace since 1985. She is a member of the appointments panel for Magistrates Association Committee locally and in London.
  • Dr Chris Gaffney

    Retired, Consultant Oncologist.
  • Mr Michael Hine

    Michael managed the Kingsway Centre in Newport city centre from 1985 until his retirement in 2015. He lives in West Wales. He moved into property management from a retailing background with BHS, the Selfridges group and area retail management – aspects which have proved invaluable in understanding and liaising with tenants especially in austere times such as now. He also sits on the Board of Management of both Chambers of Trade and Commerce. Other interests include membership of the Rotary Club of St Woolos Newport, for which he is Secretary; and a Trustee of St David’s Hospice Care, with an advisory role for their shops division – the major source of essential income vital for the palliative care service that is provided free of charge to patients in South East Wales and Powys.
  • Dr John Holland

    GP
  • Mr Malgwyn Davies OBE CStJ

    Chairman Malgwyn was a solicitor with Gwent County Council and later it’s Deputy Chief Executive. He was appointed Chief Executive of Caerphilly County Borough Council from 1995-2006. He was the Clerk to the Gwent Police Authority (1989-2005) and Clerk to the Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent (1996-2016). Malgwyn was also the former Chairman of the Caerphilly and then Gwent Council of St. John and previously a volunteer driver for St David’s Hospice Care.
  • Mr Jim Thompson

    Strategic Development Manager, Gwent Health Authority & Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust General Manager of Newport Local Health Group Medical Services Manager, Glan Hafren NHS Trust Director of Nursing Sole trader – Osborne Associates, providing services to health & social care settings Director – Top Drawer Ltd Director – Lancast Sport UK Ltd Governor – Griffithstown Infants Member – Governing body of Church in Wales  
  • Mrs Margaret Van de Weyer

    Honorary Treasurer Margaret qualified as a solicitor in June 1976 and first practiced in London and Harlow.  She turned to private practice in September 1990 and worked within the area with local firms, and later worked in India. On her retirement in 2006 she joined the board of St David's becoming Honorary Treasurer. She is married with 3 children and 2 granddaughters, her hobbies include golf, bridge, tennis and cycling. She thoroughly enjoys her role on the board of Trustee’s and has great satisfaction knowing she has contributed towards the great work of St David’s Hospice Care. Margaret is also currently the secretary of the SE Wales branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
  • Mrs Pat White MBE

    Retailing NHS Member of Health Authority Director of NHS Trust Chairman for special registrar grade posts for the Wales College of Medicine Non-executive director Careers Wales Gwent Member of Ladies Tangent Club in U.K.
  • Sian Lloyd

    Patron Sian Lloyd is a national TV presenter, and experienced Awards host. A well-known journalist and broadcaster, Sian has presented BBC Breakfast, the news slot on Marr and is currently the Wales correspondent for BBC network news. Sian also works across other genres and has anchored Crimewatch Roadshow, presenting live shows from across the country. While working for the national daily news team, Sian also fronts documentaries including Panorama and has appeared on a number of programmes for S4C. Sian Lloyd began her TV and Radio career in Wales presenting BBC Wales Today and Good Evening Wales on BBC Radio Wales. Sian grew up in Wrexham and speaks Welsh, but now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and son.
  • Rick O'Shea

    Patron
  • Adam Jones

    Patron
  • Reverend Elaine Hills

    Elaine has lived in Caerleon, Newport, since 1969. She has career background in Nursing, she was a Practice Nurse 1973-2008 in the local GP surgery during which was part of the palliative care team. Elaine was ordained as a Deacon in the Church in Wales in 2004 and as a Priest in 2008 and have served as an Associate Priest at St Cadoc’s Parish Church, Caerleon, since then. Widowed in 2009 and has 3 children and 6 grand-daughters.
  • Jeremy Felvus

    Jeremy is a part time Lecturer in Public Sector Management at the University of South Wales. In 2017 he retired as Head of Health Policy for Pfizer Ltd, a global pharmaceutical company. His previous roles encompassed corporate affairs, public relations and communications. He was a senior manager in the NHS in Wales including strategic planning and operational management of hospital services. Jeremy is currently engaged in reforming the Ponthir and District Sports Committee, a charity set up to provide sports facilities for the local community.
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