Our Trustees & Staff

Antony Lewis - Chair
Antony Lewis is the Chair of the Community Foundation in Wales. He is also Chair of the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust. He is a trustee of the Institute of Rural Health, the Newtown Market Hall Building Preservation Trust, the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations and Rekindle, a mental health charity. He was the chair of the Powys Family Health Services Authority from 1990 to 1996 and the Powys Health Care NHS Trust from 1996 to 2003. He is a barrister and a member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
David Dudley - Vice Chair
David Dudley is the Vice Chair of the Foundation. After a career spanning 34 years and many countries, David left the Army as a Lt Colonel to assume the new post of Information Manager at the N Wales Health Authority. He went on to become Chief Executive of Epilepsy Wales and took on a number of roles in the Voluntary Sector. For many years he was on the Board of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club, including a spell as Chairman. Although now 'retired', he still plays a part in local affairs and is Vice-Chairman of his local Community Council.

Michael Westerman
Michael is a fundraising and philanthropy consultant, mentor and business advisor, with over 35 years experience in the voluntary and corporate sectors. A former Chair of both The Assoc. of Fundraising Consultants and the Institute of Fundraising (Midlands), he brings to the Foundation a wealth of fundraising expertise. Michael helped create one of the UKs most successful voluntary organisations - ActionAid in 1972 and in 1980 formed the award winning consultancy The Midas Partnership. He has lectured widely on fundraising in Asia, Australia, India, and the UK, and holds a diploma in Communication, Advertising, and Marketing: is a Life Fellow of The Institute of Marketing: is a Member of The Institute of Fundraising: and is a member of The Institute of Sales Promotion.
Julian Smith
A former professional Engineer and international industrialist, subsequently worked for West Wales Chamber of Commerce to bring Objective 1 funding to the private sector. Has lived for 19 years in Mumbles since returning from overseas, he has recently stepped down as a Council member of Swansea University and as a Director of Care and Repair Neath Port Talbot. Julian still represents West Wales Chamber of Commerce on various NPT bodies and is well connected in the Swansea Bay area. He is also Company Secretary of Mumbles Development Trust and Secretary of the Mumbles Twinning Association.
Frank Learner
Frank Learner is Principal of Greengage Associates – providing financial management and governance services to the Voluntary Sector. He spent most of his working life in the Royal Air Force; his last role was Treasurer of the Service’s main grant-making charity - earlier roles included Head of Internal Audit at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan and Head of HR/Finance at RAF Valley in Anglesey. Frank is the Foundation’s Treasurer; he is also a member of the Charity Finance Directors’ Group’s Regional Committee for the South West of England & Wales. Frank has won WCVA’s volunteer of the year award for 2010 which was to recognise the extensive Accountancy work and invaluable commitment he offers the Foundation. Frank also holds the ICAEW's Diploma in Charity Accounting - which acknowledges expertise and experience in charity accounting and finance at the highest level.

Read Frank's Charity Finance Yearbook article on Governance Models
Ilene Hoyle
Ilene Hoyle is the director of Ilene Hoyle Consultancy, her own consultancy and training business serving the not for profit sector across the UK. With over 25 years in the sector Ilene specialises in supporting the strategic development of small and medium sized charities. A licensed trainer and member of the Institute of Fundraising as well as the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development, Ilene's areas of interest include strategic fundraising and governance. In 2009 her title in the Tiny series, A Tiny Guide to an Effective Fundraising Strategy is being published. Ilene's client list is large and diverse. Ilene uses her expertise in the sector and her charity governance experience to support the development of the Community Foundation in Wales, where she currently chairs the Forward Planning Group.
Dr Caryl Cresswell
Dr Caryl Cresswell, Director of Enterprise Development Associates Ltd (EDA) has demonstrated practical experience of working with the social, public and private sectors in business creation, development, survival and growth with expertise in business and strategic planning, funding applications, governance and project management. From a background in academia and manufacturing engineering she provides both an operational and business perspective and as a successful and experienced project manager she achieves solutions, outcomes and results within timelines and budgets. Caryl is a consultant with the Welsh Assembly Government for Enterprise Education in HE/FE and with Wales Co-operative Centre for social enterprise development. As a Trustee of the Community Foundation in Wales, chair of the HR Committee and chair of the Newport Strategic Group she is engaged in both professional and volunteering opportunities with South Wales communities to provide community leadership and encourage and support sustainability through effective governance, planning, management, systems and triple bottom line control.
Jonathan Hollins
Jonathan Hollins is Group Marketing Director of the Freshbaked business services group. With over 20 years PR and marketing experience, Jonathan is an elected member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and award winning PR professional, and has worked for national organisations including Boots, RAC, Lloyds TSB and the former Welsh Development Agency. Having previously acted as Head of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce in Cardiff, he acts as a conduit between the Welsh business community and the Foundation.
Henry Robertson
Henry Robertson, is business development director for Rathbone Brothers Plc (the Investment Manager), where he has been employed since 1994. The company has good links with several Community Foundations. In addition he managers his family property and business at Crogen near Corwen, where the family have been living for several generations. Prior to joining Rathbones, Henry served in the regular Army for 17 years. Henry served as High Sheriff for Clwyd in 2009/10 and subsequently became a member of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association in Wales, trustee of Dangerpoint and Clwyd Crimebeat. Together with his wife Sarah, he actively engaged with the promotion of young people and rehabilitation for offenders, as well as proactive support for St Dunstan’s which supports blind ex-servicemen. He joined HM Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the guard in 2009.
Peter Davies OBE
Peter Davies is currently Commissioner for Wales on the UK Sustainable Commission and Co-ordinator for The Prince’s Charities in Wales. His career background is in the field of corporate social responsibility working for the Confederation of British Industry and the Department of Trade and Industry and was also Managing Director for Business in the Community (1995-2005). Peter was awarded an OBE in 1995 for work in establishing links between business and education under the DTI’s Enterprise Initiative (1989-1995). He is project consultant for Wales and the Millennium Development Goals Task Force, Welsh Assembly Government’s Corporate Challenge programme, WCVA Climate Change programme and St James Ethics Centre corporate responsibility research programme. He also has many other responsibilities among which are being a member of the Climate Change Commission, Chair of the Cambrian Mountains initiative, and Trustee of Prime Cymru.