THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Paul Sartori Foundation Trustee Board is made up of a team of volunteers with Clinical and Business related skills and experience. Their role is to strategically lead the charity, ensuring that the charity is carrying out its aims for the benefit of the people of Pembrokeshire. It is vital that the Board acts in the Charity’s best interests, complying with the Charity’s governing documents and the law, whilst acting with reasonable care and skill. Trustees are further tasked with managing the Charity’s resources responsibly, ensuring that the Charity is accountable by complying with statutory accounting, H & S, Data Protection, Clinical and other reporting requirements. The Board go above and beyond their duties as Trustees; not only attending monthly 2-3 hour Board meetings, but also attending sub-committee meetings, supporting the senior management team with advice and expertise on Clinical, Legal, HR, H&S, Financial, Retail, Fundraising, Public Relations and Property matters as well as attending events, cheque collections and delivering presentations around the County
Janet has been a supporter of the Paul Sartori Foundation for many years and joined the Board of Trustees in December 2021. Janet was born and brought up in Pembrokeshire and went to Milford Haven Grammar School. She left Pembrokeshire to study and work in various places around the UK before moving back to Pembrokeshire in 2007 with husband Andrew and son Josh.
Janet started her career working for a local bank before spending the majority of her career working for Local Government in Human Resources and Education departments. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with recognition for providing over 20 years of service to Human Resources and People Development. In 2016 Janet set up her own Human Resources and Business Admin Consultancy assisting local and international businesses with HR, audits and restructures.
Janet is keen to use the skills and experience she has built up to assist the Foundation with the fantastic work that they do. Janet enjoys music, travelling, sewing and spending time with her family.
David Evans – Chair
David has been a Trustee of the Paul Sartori Foundation since 2013 but has been a supporter of the organisation since its formation. David was educated in Pembrokeshire before reading Civil Engineering at Bradford University.
After graduating he changed career paths and trained to become a chartered management accountant. He returned to Pembrokeshire in 1994 and is currently the Assistant Principal at Pembrokeshire College. His hobbies centre mainly around family life and his love of cycling.
Ian joined his family business after suffering a life changing car crash in his twenties. Since then he has opened a modest branch in Pembrokeshire and expanded to a state of the art, modern Kia car dealership in Narberth 10 years ago. The garage has won many customer service awards, is always in the top 5 Kia garages in the UK and has boasted the best market share in the UK for the past 3 years. Since the car accident, Ian has never let his disability beat him. He won Carmarthenshire Disabled Sportsman of the year in 1988 for kayak surfing, and is well known in Round Table and Rotary Circles in Pembrokeshire, having been Chairman and President in Narberth and Whitland Round Table and is a former President of Narberth and Whitland Rotary Club. Ian has also been Honorary President of Whitland and District Male Voice Choir and is the second ever holder of a Nick Lewis Fellowship in Round Table. Ian is a keen motorcyclist and has extensively toured the UK, Europe and completed Route 66 across the USA. Ian lives in Narberth with his wife, Wendy, is a proud father, stepfather and grandfather.
Dylan Joined the Board in 2020 after his retirement from local accountancy practice Ashmole & Co. During his time at Ashmole and Co he specialised in the Charity sector and is now delighted to be able to share his expertise in this area with the Foundation. Dylan also sits on the Audit and Finance Committee.
Prior to joining Ashmole & Co in 1989 he served his accountancy training whilst working in the finance department of the National Health Service in South East Wales.
He is also a Board member of various other charities and organisations including Pembrokeshire College.
Dylan lives in Bethesda with his wife Michelle. His retirement hobbies include travel, cycling, photography and singing with a local choir – ‘The Landsker Singers’.
Paul was born in Salisbury but moved to Birmingham to train and then practice as an architect, working on projects such as The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, three children’s hospices for Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust, two adult hospices in Worcestershire, Aston University’s Academy of Life Sciences and various buildings at Queen Alexandra College for blind and disabled people. Visiting family and friends in Pembrokeshire for over 27 years he fell in love with the area; and in 2008 he designed and built an eco-home and fully retired here in 2013. His interests include travelling, gardening, walking and dabbling in art. He was appointed a Trustee in January 2015 and is a member of the property and strategy Sub-Committee. In 2019 he was nominated as Chair of the Trustees
Finlay Mackintosh – Deputy Vice Chair
Finlay retired from general practice in Milford Haven in April 2014 after 33 years. He has had a career long interest in Palliative Care and took additional training, gaining The Diploma in Palliative Care from Cardiff university some years ago. He has ongoing contact with current general practice as his son and daughter in law are both local GP’s. He was appointed a Trustee in May 2014 and is also a member of The Clinical Governance Committee. Finlay has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. His interests include gardening, theatre and motor sport.
Liz has been a Trustee for Paul Sartori Foundation since 2007. She is a member of the Clinical Governance, Pay Review and Audit and Finance Committees. Liz is also the Responsible Individual for Paul Sartori Foundation for CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales), the regulatory body for care services in Wales. Liz was recruited to the Board because of her nursing background and one of her responsibilities is to support the clinical team. She is a qualified nurse who maintains her registration and keeps up-to-date as an Associate Lecturer on the nursing programmes at the Open University. Liz and her husband have lived and worked in Pembrokeshire since 1983. Her passion is Scottish Country Dancing which she likes to do as often as possible. She has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Paul Sartori Foundation since becoming a Trustee and has contributed to supporting the wonderful team at Paul Sartori.
Ros Raymond is a partner in a farming business currently employing 20 full time staff. Married to Mansel, they have two children – Nigel who is the farm manager and Jenny who is a Partner for a law firm in Cheltenham. Ros, a former bank clerk, has been a local school governor and also past Chairman of Fishguard Floral Art Society. She established a floristry business with Megan Gwyther and since Megan’s retirement has continued the business. She is a former church warden of her local church where she has also been an organist for over 40 years. Ros has supported the Paul Sartori Foundation for many years and has helped to run various fundraising campaigns. She became a voting member in 2006 and has been a Trustee since 2007; serving on the Audit and Finance, Pay Review, Fundraising, and Volunteer Sub-Committees.
Phil Thompson MBE
Phil had a distinguished career at Texaco and Chevron for 36 years; in Public Relations, Community Affairs, Media Relations and local government communications for 20 years during that time. Whilst at Texaco / Chevron; Phil, worked hard to increase involvement in the local community and in charity fundraising. His efforts in building up a rolling programme of events meant that the Pembroke-based oil refinery regularly raised more than £75,000 a year for nominated local charities. Phil also completed a 3-year contract as the Public Relations Consultant for Alstom Power. He also arranged several high-profile community events for Alstom during his time resulting in major community awareness and at the same time raising over £50,000 for national charities. Phil is currently representing companies in Pembrokeshire and is also arranging major charity events.. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours, June 2009 Phil was awarded the MBE for services to the community and fundraising achievements for local and national charities. Phil has been a Paul Sartori Foundation Trustee since 2013 and in 2016 he was nominated as Chair of the Trustees
CHARITY AND BOARD MEMBERSHIPS:
Vice President of the Cor Meibon De Cymru Choir; Vice President of Hundleton Football Club; Member of the Road Safety Forum (Pembrokeshire County Council)
Previously Board member of the Pembrokeshire Business Initiative; Director of 21C Community Association; Trustee of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.
Jason has been a Voting Member since 2013 and brings a wealth of Retail and HR knowledge to the team. Jason grew up in Llangwm and went onto UWIC University in Cardiff to study Recreation & Leisure Management. After University he pursued a Management career with Dixons Retail Group, Woolworths, and Halfords PLC leading retail stores teams across the UK. In 2008 he relocated back to Pembrokeshire to open a recruitment company placing senior managers across the UK into large blue-chip companies. Jason is a Director within Green Warmth Ltd, Wales longest serving MCS accredited renewable energy company who are based in Haverfordwest. Green warmth provides design and installation for Airsource/ground source heat pumps, electric vehicle charge points, solar PV, underfloor heating and Biomass projects covering Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and the Swansea area. Jason lives in Blackbridge, Milford Haven with his wife Victoria and 4 children.