Here you will find information about our Board of Directors and our yearly annual report.
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Below are the annual reports of Mind Monmouthshire Ltd. Here you will find what we have done each year and what we are setting out to achieve in coming years.
Our Board is made up of 4 Directors. The directors are responsible for the overall governance and control of the organisation and in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer sets the strategy for the organisation.
Below you will find the names of our directors along with a brief description of their experiences and reasons for being on the Board of Mind Monmouthshire.
Ann Jones – Chair
I've worked, for over 38 years, as a librarian in local public library services and am currently Immediate Past Chair of the Society of Chief Librarians (Wales) and a new member of the Executive Committee for the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (Wales). I've got a passion for sharing information and for reading especially when the latter shows benefits for people's health & well-being. I've recently started a weekly reading group in a local residential care home. I became a member of the Mind Monmouthshire Board of Trustees early in 2015 and am totally signed up to working to help local individuals and communities to receive services that they need.
I live with my husband and we have one recently married son & daughter-in-law. I enjoy eating, drinking, gardening, walking and trying to keep fit!
Patrick Harkness – Vice Chair
I am passionate about housing, health, social care and community well-being: and my dog, garden, travel, food and music.
I have 40 years experience as a CEO, Group Chair and consultant speciallising in stakeholders perceptions management, corporate and brand development, governance and services user/resident engagement. I set up and managed DOME Consultants for over 25 years, and now run Patrick Harkness Consultancy. My experience has spanned the evolution of the housing, health and social care sectors over the last 4 decades. I see the current challenges as part of a continuum.
I have chaired two large Groups of general needs housing and specialist care providers through times of transformation; been a Board member of Shelter; am Vice Chair of a community mutual housing association in South Wales, which employs over 500 staff; and have experience of working in all devolved jurisdictions. I am a trained Mediator and Appropriate Adult and memeber of Community Housing Cymru’s Code of Governance Task and Finish Group, which will make recommendations on changes to the Code for Registered Housing Providers in Wales.
Karen’s 30 year career in human resources has included periods within health, the police and local government, and is currently Head of HR & Training with Monmouthshire Housing. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and achieved a MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management in 2000. Karen has a particular interest in mental health and has set up a number of MH initiatives within her workplace. She is keen to ‘Make a Difference’ for anyone living with a mental health problem in Monmouthshire.
Kim Boland – Treasurer
I have many years experience as a financial manger and more recently as a Business Consultant. In this time I have worked Internationally, and learned much about good and poor management. I spent many years coaching senior executives of Blue Chip companies in how to develop strategy, and to achieve operational excellence. Much of this time was in running workshops and developing and leading training events, specifically for senior management.
I recently joined Min Monmouthshire as a Trustee and Treasurer. I hope to be able to contribute from my wide experience in both management and financial management. I hope I can assist in making the organisation responsive to the fast changing climate we operate in.