The Trust

Meet the Team

WellbeingMerthyr is led by a dedicated team of Trustees and Managers who are committed to delivering and improving cultural and leisure services within Merthyr Tydfil.

Trustees

Hannah Kester

Chair

 

Sherideen Methuen

Vice Chair

Sherrie has a career built from 18 years grass roots in healthcare practice, management and innovation and has a degree in professional education. A change of location from the South of England back to Wales led to an exciting career change with one of the top 3 global Medical Devices Industries, based in Bridgend, where she designed and led an innovative healthcare transformation programme. Sherrie now consults independently in both business and healthcare transformation and is supporting the design, construction and delivery of 11 hospital campus sites in India. Her professional passion is to support individuals and organisations to be the best they can be and has used her mentorship qualifications and experience to help develop young people within the air cadet corps in her spare time. It is this quality and passion that drove her to seek the opportunity to work alongside the Wellbeing@Merthyr as a Trustee, to support the growth and betterment of the people of Merthyr. She is currently further developing her own skills and is training to be a Life Coach. Her personal passion are her family and friends. She has, in her opinion; 3 amazingly gorgeous grand children who bring her unconditional love and joy, 3 beautiful children and partners who she admires and adores and a husband who, as-well as being her best friend, gives her a reason to love life and enjoy every new day.

Aled Jones

Chair

Aled is a social historian, with 40+ years’ experience of graduate and postgraduate teaching and administration, research and research management as Professor of Welsh History and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University, and National Librarian of Wales. Now active in cultural history, heritage retrieval and management in Wales, Greece (Panteion University, Athens), China (Northwest University, Xi’an) and the pan-European ESPRit research organisation. Main inputs into the Trust include libraries, archives, museum practice, and the roles of literacy and culture in enhancing public health, economic regeneration, social cohesion and wellbeing. The subject of his foundational research was the newspaper press and social movements in Merthyr Tydfil during the second half of the 19th century.

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Michelle Jones

Trustee

Michelle has been a Local Councillor for Merthyr Tydfil Local Authority since she won a bi-election in 2018.  She sits on Scrutiny committees for Education & SACRE.She has been a school governor for over 15 years and sits on 2 Governing Bodies. Michelle works for Valley Education Services and looks after the supply requirements for the Primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent and lower Powys. She is an active member of the Cyfarthfa Community Group since its inception in 2018. Michelle has a CIPD qualification in HR Management.

Melissa Anderson

Vice Chair

I am relatively new to the Board but believe this is a very exciting time for Wellbeing@Merthyr – so I am delighted to be involved. My background is in sport and physical activity; I run a large social enterprise gymnastics club and have a strong interest in research and insight, having formerly been a Lecturer in Sport Development and Management. I became a Trustee because I have always lived in the Valleys region and believe passionately in the development of locally driven, community lead opportunities, activities and facilities and I believe that the Trust shares my values and ethos. My areas of interest lie in community development and sport and physical activity. I am delighted to be joining the Trust at, what I believe, is an extremely exciting time. There have been clear developments across the Wellbeing@Merthyr sites over the past 6 months which are testament to the hard work of the operational team and the Board – and I look forward to seeing what the future brings.

David Lewis

Trustee

Jeremy Ashdown

Trustee


Management

Jane Sellwood

Chief Executive

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Wendy Groves

Business & Finance Manager

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Ian Carter

Operations Manager

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Leon Phibben

People & Learning Manager

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Rebecca Foley

Business & Administration Manager

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Rhianwen Long

Marketing & Customer Engagement Manager

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