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Our Team

  • Staff Team
  • Board of Directors
  • National Council

Staff Team

All Wales People First employ eight members of staff.

The staff ensure that the All Wales People First Business Plan, which is designed by our National Council is implemented at a National Level.

Our Current Business Plan can be found in the Resources Section of this Website.

Joe Powell

Chief Executive

Joe takes his direction from the All Wales People First National Council and Board of Directors. Joe leads the organisation…

Kelly Stuart

Policy and Communications Manager

Kelly helps Joe with administration support and policy and research support. Kelly keeps All Wales People First’s social media and…


Victoria Sidwell-Brown

Business and Finance Manager

Victoria manages the organisation’s finances and equipment. Victoria is responsible for managing day to day administration. Victoria checks that the…

Tracey Drew

Membership Engagement Manager

Tracey supports the Chair and Vice Chair of the All Wales People First National Council. Tracey makes sure that the…

Gerraint Jones-Griffiths

Outreach Worker

Gerraint promotes the organisation and membership

Claire Morgan

Communications Officer

Claire supports Kelly to provide AWPF with communications, business and admin support

Jessica Keeble

Events and Engagement Assistant

Jessica supports Tracey, the Membership Engagement Manager to ensure that members of All Wales People First can access and engage…

Board of Directors

The All Wales People First Board of Directors is responsible for the financial and legal governance of All Wales People First.

Each Board member is elected by the All Wales People First National Council.

Our Board of Directors is made up of very experienced people in both the third and private sector as well as some members of People First groups across Wales.

The Board of Directors give advice to the National Council.

John Thomas


Bob Rhodes

Co Chair

Ruth Northway OBE

Board Member

Margaret Flynn

Board Member

David Whittle


James Tyler

Board Member

Kay Williams

Board Member

Michael Allcock

Board Member

Tracy Austin

Chair National Council

Samantha Hall

Vice Chair National Council

Martyn Jones

Board Member

Paul Sutton

Board Member

National Council

The All Wales People First National Council is made up of representatives from People First and self-advocacy groups across Wales.

Local groups choose their own representative.

The National Council

  • Listen to the wider membership at our annual national conference
  • Decides what we do as an organisation
  • Discusses local issues and decides on national actions
  • Chooses the Board of Directors

Gary Angel


Samantha Hall

Vice Chair

Ffion Poole


Sarah Griffiths


Raymond Byles


Bethan Kench


Sammy Tahramanis

Blaenau Gwent

David Sweeting

Vale of Glamorgan

Tracy Austin

Chair National Council

Connie Phibben

Neath & Port Talbot

Tom Watling

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Adam Dawkins


Zara Kaleem


Lucy Hinksman


Tom Spencer


Karl Denning