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Chief Executive Roy J. Thomas

Professor Roy J. Thomas is a Professor at Swansea University where he leads on life ethics particularly in relation to major health issues and especially organ transplantation/donation.  Roy  has been a Trustee of Kidney Wales since 2002, and has been involved in the organisation directly and indirectly for over 30 years. He is Lawyer by training having graduated from Cardiff University and has worked in public and private practice. He is committed to changing the culture on organ donation globally and providing better dialysis provision especially to children. Roy started the discussion on the change in law on organ donation on the 16th of July 2007 with the then Health Minister and Welsh Government . It then became the leading discussion in bioethics in the UK. At the time it was the longest debate on law change in the National Assembly as it was a complex piece of legislation involving an ethical debate.

 

Louise Evans

Trustee

Eirlys Hatcher

Trustee

Eirlys has over 30 years communications experience, having worked for a long time at the BBC including on leading Welsh soap Pobol y Cwm. A mother of two children, her daughter Eluned received a kidney transplant.

Argiris Asderakis

Trustee

Argiris is Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and is highly regarded for his commitment to kidney and other patients.

Ian Cowan

Trustee

Ian is a Pharmacist businessman from North Wales who is passionate about improving kidney patient care and well-being for families in Wales.

David Williams

Trustee

David is a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has been involved in renewable energy for over 28 years (with 22 years as CEO), starting his career with UK utility company SWALEC. David set up Energy Power Resources (EPR) in 1996 and co founded Eco2 in 2002. Renewable energy projects under David’s management over the 28 years equate to 700MW of capacity and £2.3Bn of funds raised. This saves over 1.75M tonnes of CO2 every year and supplies the equivalent of 1.4M homes with renewable energy.

David has advised the British Government on a number of expert panels including being a member of the UK Government’s Renewables Advisory Board and also Chaired the Welsh Government’s Energy & Environment Sector Panel. David is currently a member of the Board of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and is Chair of Ventus VCT plc. He has also sat on a number of international Boards which include Weiss A/S, Camborne Capital Group and Cymtec Ltd.

David has three lifetime achievement awards in respect of his work in renewable energy, including an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the sector from the University of South Wales. He was also awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the London and South Region in 2012. In 2014 David was assessed by the Western Mail as being in the top 35 most influential people on the Welsh Economy.

Jude Stone

Trustee

Judith Stone is an experienced charity professional, with a keen interest in self-care, the prevention of renal disease and patient advocacy. She hails from Essex but calls Cardiff home, with her husband and two daughters.

Mike Stephens

Trustee

Mike is a kidney transplant and vascular access surgeon based at the Cardiff Transplant Unit. He is the Lead Clinician for transplantation in Wales and has been advising the Welsh Government on all aspects of organ donation and transplantation since 2011. He had an instrumental role in shaping the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act, and is committed to improving the provision of psycho-social care for kidney patients.

Jamie Roberts

Patron

Dr Jamie Huw Roberts is a medical doctor and rugby union player. He has played for Wales since 2008, and has represented the British and Irish Lions on their tours to South Africa in 2009 and Australia in 2013. Most recently Roberts played for the French club Racing Métro, but will join Harlequins FC after the 2015 Rugby World Cup. His usual position is centre.

He is a qualified doctor, and will also study for a MPhil in Medical Science at Queens’ College, Cambridge and works with Kidney Wales on the Can Do Project.

Katherine Jenkins

Patron

World famous mezzo-soprano renowned across the globe as one of the biggest selling classical music artists of all time. Katherine has been a long standing supporter of Kidney Wales. Her first official engagement with Kidney Wales was starting our HSBC Cardiff 10K and 2K Runs on Sunday, September 7, 2008.

Ruth Madoc

Patron

Ruth is a Welsh actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Gladys Pugh in the 1980s BBC television comedy Hi-de-Hi for which she received a BAFTA TV award nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance, and as Daffyd Thomas’s mother in the second series of Little Britain.

Nicole Cooke MBE

Patron

Wales first Olympic gold medalist in more than 30 years, Nicole Cooke is the world’s number one female cyclist. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year finalist won gold at the Beijing Olympics and is already a legend even though she is still just 25. Nicole has had a long standing association with Kidney Wales and is one of 2009’s Walk for Life Ambassadors.

Gerald Davies CBE DL

Patron

Writer and Journalist. Former Chairman of HTV Wales and The Wales Youth Agency. Rugby Legend played for Wales and British Lions.

Amanda Protheroe-Thomas

Patron

Amanda is the most versatile TV Celebrity – she stars in Hot Houses and various activity shows. Amanda has supported KW for many years, giving her time for free to support our events and help raise awareness for the families across Wales who are waiting for a life saving transplant.

Catrin Finch

Patron

World famous Classical Musician, from 2000 to 2004 Catrin was the Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales. Regularly appearing all over the World, Catrin has done more than anyone else to put the Harp on the musical map. Catrin recently appeared at the KW Millennium Concert, giving her to time to help raise much needed funds for patient care.

Max Boyce MBE

Patron

Singer and comedian who rose to fame in the United Kingdom during the mid-1970s with an act that combined musical comedy with his passion for rugby union and his origins in the mining communities of South Wales. Having sold more than two million albums in a career spanning four decades.

Baroness Gale of Blaenrhondda

Patron

has been involved in women’s issues all her working life. She was first involved as a Labour Party member, in the Women’s Section of the Party. Later, from 1976 to 1999 she worked full time for the Labour Party, first as the Women’s Officer for Wales, and from 1984 as the General Secretary for Wales – retiring from the post in 1999, and was appointed a life peer in 1999.

Tim Rhys-Evans

Patron

Tim is the founder and music director of BBC 1 Last Choir Standing winners Only Men Aloud!. The choir performed at Kidney Wales’ 2008 Reflections carol service and over the years have supported Kidney Wales at many of its events. Tim says the choir is looking forward to doing lots more for the charity in 2009.

Sarra Elgan

Patron

Welsh TV and Radio Presenter and active supporter of the Donate Wales Tell a loved one campaign.

Alex Jones

Patron

Alex is a familiar face for S4/C viewers, having presented various shows such as ‘Hip Neu Sgip’, ‘Popty’ and ‘Tocyn’. She has been involved with the Kidney Wales Foundation for some time having participated in our Cardiff 10K run and Walk for Life.

Andrea Benfield

Patron

As a charity that is often in the news either in its role supporting patients, encouraging people to get active through the Walk for Life and Cardiff 10k or to acknowledge the efforts of fundraisers from all parts of Wales, Kidney Wales has always stood out for me. I have been involved with the charity for some time, participating in various events such as the Cardiff 10k, the annual Carol Concert and, last year, hosting the Walk for Life Gala Dinner and am therefore thrilled to become an official patron.

 

Leigh Halfpenny

Patron

British Lions and Cardiff Blues wing three-quarter star.

Lord Michael German

Patron

His political career spans over three decades, as councillor and Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats on Cardiff City Council between 1983–1996 and joint leader of the Council from 1987 to 1991; he was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999 and re-elected in 2003 and 2007.

Dai Lloyd

Patron

Dr David Rees Lloyd (known as Dai Lloyd) (born in Tywyn, Gwynedd, 2 December 1956) is a Welsh politician. He was the Plaid Cymru National Assembly for Wales Member for South Wales West from 1999 to 2011.

Nicholas Bourne

Patron

Nicholas Henry Bourne is a Welsh Conservative politician. He served as the Leader of the Welsh Conservative Party and as a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Mid and West Wales electoral region from August 1999 until May 2011.

Sian Lloyd

Patron

Sian Lloyd is a Welsh television presenter and meteorologist from Maesteg, Glamorgan. She is the United Kingdom’s longest-serving female weather forecaster, having appeared on ITV Weather for 24 years from 1990 until 2014.

Jamie Baulch

Patron

Jamie Baulch is a British sprint athlete and television presenter. He won the 400 metres gold medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships. As a member of British 4 × 400 metres relay teams, he won a gold medal at the 1997 World Championships, and silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. He represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games where he won an individual silver and a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 m relay.

Sue Charles

Patron

Sue Charles is a Welsh TV and weather presenter for BBC Wales. Sue presents the morning and weekend weather broadcasts for Wales Today, as well as acting as a relief weather presenter for meteorologist Derek Brockway.