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Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Chief Executive – Dr Andrew Goodall
Dr Andrew Goodall is Chief Executive of the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, taking up post formally in October 2009.He was previously Chief Executive of Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea Local Health Boards.
He has held planning and operational positions across a number of organisations across South Wales over the last 20 years.
Dr Goodall has a law degree from Essex University and a PhD in Health Service Management from Cardiff Business School.
He has particular areas of interest in improving patient safety and the patient experience; partnership working across Public Services and delivering frontline services through service improvement and modernisation. He is currently Chair of the “Effective Services for Vulnerable Groups” workstream reporting to the Minister for Local Government and Communities.
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Leader of Council - Cllr Harry Andrews MBE
Councillor Harry Andrews is the Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council and represents the Gilfach Ward – a village where he has resided all his life.
In 1960 he married Doreen and made their home in Gilfach. They have two children, Stephen and Jayne, and four grandchildren - Chelsea; Daniel; Samuel and Megan. Harry and Doreen are very involved in their grandchildren’s lives and enjoy the role of grandparents very much.
Councillor Andrews has been involved with the Labour and Trade Union Movement for over forty years. He is also a life-long Member and President of the YMCA at Gilfach Bargoed and has been Chairman of the Old Age Welfare Hall in Gilfach for over thirty years.
Upon leaving full-time education, Harry took up a career in engineering commencing at the former Tredomen Engineering Works and then moved on to the Royal Ordnance Factory in Cardiff, where he was employed for thirty-two years as a Skilled Operative and Apprentice Training Instructor. He retired from this position in 1994.
He served as a Magistrate (JP) in the Rhymney Valley for over twenty years. Councillor Andrews has a particular interest in the environment and is a keen follower of all sporting activities. In November 2003 Councillor Andrews was awarded in the Queen’s Honours the M.B.E., for his services to the community he has represented for so many years.
Councillor Andrews’ political career started when he joined Gelligaer Urban District Council in 1967 when he was elected as Member for the then Gilfach and Bargoed Ward and has been a Councillor since that time. In 1996 the Caerphilly County Borough Council was formed and Councillor Andrews has been a Member from its inception.
He served on Rhymney Valley District Council and was Chairman of that Authority for the year 1982/83. During his `Year of Office’ as Chairman, Councillor Andrews chose to support the work of a Leprosy Colony in Africa. This decision was made after he had read an article in a Church magazine about the victims of leprosy. The other initiative taken on by Councillor Andrews was promoting environmental improvement schemes, being the first of its kind.
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Chief Executive – Anthony O’Sullivan
Anthony is Chief Executive Officer of Caerphilly County Borough Council and a well known figure in Welsh Local Government having previously held Director and Assistant Director posts in South and West Wales for more than a decade.
In his current role he also manages a significant portfolio as part of the Council’s rigorous approach to efficiencies in the current economic climate. His remit includes Economic Development and Regeneration; Waste Management; Public Protection; Highways; Transportation and Planning. His local knowledge and understanding of what the grassroots of an organisation needs, to be productive and successful, makes his strategic contribution invaluable.
His corporate approach is to promote strong team working and better engagement with the public. He has also championed collaboration and played a key role in nurturing Caerphilly’s ground breaking collaboration with Blaenau Gwent on Social Services.
Previously he made significant contributions to collaborative work in Regional Transport across South and West Wales and held prominent positions in two different consortia. His approach was typified by strengthening links between constituent Councils and by greatly improving the interface between officers and elected Members.
Anthony was educated at Salford and Loughborough Universities and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Following university he spent several character building years working on Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation projects in Malawi and Sierra Leone. This gave him an excellent understanding of international working relationships and the need for a multi-agency approach to maximise the outcomes from individual projects.
Anthony is a keen club cricketer and for his sins follows the fortunes of Merthyr Tydfil AFC.
Assistant Director - Mike Bridgman
Mike Bridgman joined GAVO in September 1989 as a Community Development Officer in Islwyn. He was promoted to Principal Officer in 1993 and made Assistant Director in 1996 on Government re-organisation.
Mike manages the work of GAVO in the County Borough of Caerphilly and has corporate responsibility across Gwent for Development, Community Transport, Marketing/Publicity and Communities First.
Mike’s main commitments involve ensuring an effective voice for Community groups and Voluntary Organisations, working in partnership, in line with the Caerphilly County Borough COMPACT with the Local Authority and Partners to strengthen relationships and ensuring the engagement of socially excluded groups within the decision making process.
Mike has extensive experience over 23 years and more of management, supporting, promoting, and raising resources to develop the Voluntary Sector and raise the profile of GAVO.
He has worked in partnership for many years and sits on many partnerships throughout Caerphilly and is a member of a number of grant boards throughout Caerphilly.
Chief Constable – Jeff Farrar
Jeff Farrar is the Chief Constable of Gwent Police and is the National Policing Lead for Crime Statistics. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Cardiff University (Business School) and a BSc (Hons) in Public Administration from Portsmouth University.
He is the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead for Wales on Protecting Vulnerable People, , Performance Management, Human Trafficking and he Chair of South West region Air Consortium (8 Forces). He is also the National Policing lead for the Airwave Health Screening, a member of the National Policing Air Service (NPAS) Programme Board and part of the National Counter Terrorism Cadre.
He is the Vice Chairman of Police Sport UK, Chairman of Police Sport (Wales), Chairman of British Police Basketball. Sport remains a central pillar in his life and he has represented GB Police at Basketball, still competes in the annual GB Basketball Masters events and has completed half and full marathon races.
Jeff has planned and commanded over 40 of the most high profile sporting events in the UK including two FA Cup and Carling finals, The Ryder Cup (2010), Rugby Internationals, International Cricket and World Championship Boxing Events. He has been seconded to National Police Training and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary as part of the Inspection team that inspected the police service on equality and diversity after the death of Stephen Lawrence. He is married with 4 Children.
Director General for Strategic Planning, Finance and Performance - Michael Hearty
Michael is the Director General for Strategic Planning, Finance and Performance with the Welsh Government. He took up his post on 23rd August 2010.
Michael’s responsibilities include; strategic planning; corporate finance; public sector procurement in Wales; corporate governance, audit and assurance; knowledge and analytical services; cabinet secretariat; communications; equality issues and the First Minister’s Delivery Unit.
Michael was the Director of Finance at the Department for Education DCSF (and formerly the Department for Children, Schools and Families) since February 2007. As Director of Finance he was responsible for the overall financial management of the Department’s £56 billion budget.
Prior to working at DfE Michael spent most of his career in the Department for Work and Pensions and its predecessor organisations where he carried out a wide range of financial and operational roles.
Michael has been a qualified member of the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) since 1995. He is also a non-executive member of the Department of Health. Michael is a member of the CIPFA Council, and a member of Caerphilly Local Service Board.
Michael is married to Janet. They have one 20 year old daughter Rachael.