Following Carers Trust South East Wales CEO Gareth Howells’ departure to join Carers Trust this month, a new-look senior leadership team will manage the organisation on an interim basis while the recruitment process for a new Chief Executive Officer takes place.

The senior leadership team will provide ongoing leadership and decision making across the organisation and oversee the day-to-day running of the charity.

Phil Adams has been appointed Interim Chief Operating Officer. Phil will act as the co-ordinator of the senior team and be the ultimate senior officer and decision maker in the interim period and will ultimately report to the Board.

Jenny Park has been appointed to Interim Director of Services. Jenny will act as the most senior main point of contact for all service delivery across the organisation both internally and externally.

Donna Gilbert has recently joined Carers Trust South East Wales as Head of People and Organisational Development. Emma Baker has also started working for the organisation as Head of Respite and Short Breaks. Helyn Bunce takes up the role of Corporate Services Manager and Ben Hennessy as Senior Marketing and Communications Manager. This group makes up the new senior leadership team.

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Photo (l-r) Ben Hennessy, Donna Gilbert, Jenny Park, Helyn Bunce, Phil Adams and Emma Baker