Marie Curie Cancer Care appoints new board of advisors for Wales

A NEWLY formed advisory board will support the role of Marie Curie Cancer Care in Wales, providing expertise and guidance on a wide range of campaigns and issues as well as working closely with the Marie Curie Hospice, Penarth.

The advisory board is made up of nine high-profile individuals based in Wales, from a broad range of disciplines including the business community, public sector, communications, law, health care, finance and education.

The board will support the charity by advising on a range of issues specific to how Marie Curie works in the country. Similar boards have already been established by the charity in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Board chair, Gareth Williams, who also chairs the Institute of Directors in Wales and is a Trustee of the National Museum Wales, said: “I am delighted and proud to be chairing Marie Curie Cancer Care’s first ever advisory board for Wales.

“With the diversity and skills brought to the table by board members, we can look forward to a future of strengthening and supporting the work of the Marie Curie Cancer Care across the nation.”

Other members are: Mike Chown, Former Director of Local Government Finance for the Welsh Assembly; Paul Jones, Head of Wales Affairs at the General Medical Council; Susan Elsmore, a solicitor and health and social care consultant; Bill Jenkins, CEO of Quadrant Media & Communications Ltd; Julie James, Monarch Airline’s former Director of Personnel and an Independent Member of Hywel Dda Local Health Board; Elliw Ellis-Davies, Founder of Atom PR; Delyth Roberts-Jones, previously Economic Development Manager at Wrexham County Council; and Judith Hill, former Assistant Director of Nursing Strategic Development for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.