Cllr Fiona Cross


When Fiona was asked to join TVA’s board it felt like a natural fit, she had been a trustee previously so was familiar with the organisation and, in recent years, had worked with various members of the TVA team in her role as a cabinet member for Torfaen council. Fiona has consistently volunteered for various organisations over many years including; Citizen Advice, Cwmbran Trust, as a school governor for Coed Eva & Blenheim Road schools and her local hall, The White Hut. She also established the local parkrun events in Torfaen, which are volunteer led and free to all to; walk, run, jog or volunteer. She's often seen litter picking solo or in groups and pulling Himalayan Balsam. Empowering, encouraging and facilitating volunteering, while leading by example, is part of her core values. She's an experienced elected member having been elected since 2008 for Torfaen Council and holding various responsibilities which has expanded her experience and education. She is currently the cabinet member for Communities.

Cllr David-Hartwell Williams

Vice Chair

David has worked in the third sector, civil service and local government. His last role was supporting the Gwent RPB, linking social care and health. He is also a director of Blaen Bran Community Woodland, and a councillor for Llanyrafon.

Cllr Richard Clark

Company Secretary

Richard's been a Torfaen Borough Councillor since May 2004 and is Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Education. Richard is also an Independent Member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Lorraine Morgan

Board Member

Lorraine is local to Torfaen and been involved actively in the voluntary sector of housing and ageing for many years. She retired as head of health, social care and nursing at the Open University in Wales in 2013. She is the elected Chair on the Gwent Regional Partnership Board Citizen Panel and Founding Chair of Action for Elders UK Trust, an award winning charity based in Wales. Recently she helped set up an innovation social enterprise in Torfaen with local and national partnerships, to address a better future for older adults living in their own homes rather than institutions.

Barry Holroyd

Board Member

Barry retired from the Civil Service in 1995 and has been a member of various boards since including Eastern Valley Housing Association, Melin Homes and has been a member of the TVA board since 2015.

Cllr John Killick

Board Member

John has worked both in and with the voluntary sector since 1983 in Youth and Community settings. Presently he is a trustee of TOGS Centre, Citizens Advice and the Pontypool Youth Project showing a broad interest. He is also particularly interested in supporting the many facilities that people in communities run for local people.

Paula Kennedy

Board Member

Paula has worked in social housing for over 30 years across England and Wales and took up her current role as Chief Executive of Melin Homes in early 2017. Prior to joining Melin she was CEO of a housing, health and care charity based in Bristol.

Dennis Henson

Board Member

Dennis retired from paid employment a number of years ago. Prior to retirement he worked for a major multinational company at different offices and manufacturing sites in UK and abroad. He worked as an IT consultant implementing software solutions for Management Accounting and Purchasing.

Alan Brunt

Board Member

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Emma Davies-McIntosh

Board Member

Emma is the Lead for Integrated Wellbeing Networks in Torfaen working as part of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Public Health Team. She has worked in Torfaen since 2005 on several community regeneration programmes including Communities First, the Rural Development Programme and the Community Economic Development Programme. Since 2013 her work has involved facilitating partnerships across organisations and with communities to improve population health and wellbeing.

Shaun O'Dwyer

Board Member

My name is Shaun O'Dwyer, I am the managing director of Able, a non-profit care and support life skills hub in Cwmbran. Able supports over 130 people each week with person centred opportunities. I am passionate about Torfaen and have worked alongside TVA for the past 2 years, TVA is at the heart of our communities across Torfaen and I am delighted to bring my strong, commercial and public sector experience to the board of TVA.

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