Board & Senior Staff


What are trustees ?

“Trustees are people who are entrusted to look after something for the benefit of others.”

In Perthyn the Trustees “govern” the Charity and through the CEO the paid staff “manage” the Charity.

Good Governance includes ensuring that we have clear aims and objectives and priorities, that leadership is demonstrated and appropriate safe guards for money and other assets are in place. To ensure we stay true to our values and beliefs at all times.

Chair of the Trustees

John Lord

John Lord

Subsequent to a first degree in Civil Engineering and then a Masters degree in Leisure Management, John Lord has spent over 30 years in senior management positions in the UK and overseas. John has held numerous directorships in a variety of high-turnover venue, sport, leisure and tourism related companies. A former international sportsman, he was a founder director and Chief Executive of the Ice Hockey Superleague as well as being a founder of sports franchises in Cardiff, Manchester and Newcastle. He was a Board Director of Cardiff Marketing Limited.

For 10 years John ran his own successful consultancy practice advising on the development of stadia and arenas across the UK, as well as advising on the operation of Stoke Mandeville Sports Complex. Over the years he has been involved in a range of charitable organisations, events and initiatives.

More latterly John has developed and delivered the highly successful “Events Management” undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC). Now largely retired, he still remains an arbitration panel member for the British Sports Dispute Resolution Panel .

Deputy Chair of the Trustees

Dilys Williams – Chair of Service Delivery Scrutiny Committee

Dilys Williams

I have worked in education and education management for 41 years and for the past nine years I have been an education consultant and adviser, covering whole school improvement, management, teacher performance, data assessment and pupil progress tracking. I worked in these areas for Local Education Authorities in Cardiff and in North and South-East London. Prior to that, as an education trainer, I have organized many courses and conferences for senior staff and teachers in the secondary and middle school sectors.

In a 32-year teaching career, primarily as a secondary school English Teacher culminating in a post as Deputy Head Teacher, I taught students of all ages, with abilities ranging from dyslexic and other Special Needs to top stream, in multi-faith societies, in the state and independent sectors.

I am presently a Church in Wales School Inspector and I help to train other School Inspectors.

I believe I am a caring, friendly, approachable person with a lively sense of humour and the ability to remain calm in difficult circumstances. I approach the task of being a Trustee with high levels of commitment and energy.


David Lloyd – Chair of Finance Scrutiny Committee

David Lloyd

I studied Science at College but decided to pursue a career in Management and subsequently operated for a period of 30 years at Main Board level in three National Retail Department Store groups with special responsibility in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

More recently I joined the Cardiff School of Management at UWIC where I am responsible for the Work Based Learning work-placement programme which assists students in developing their competencies and employability skills. I have also provided a considerable amount of mentoring and consultancy support through the Welsh Assembly Governments business support programmes for the SME sector in SE Wales. I am an Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply and am currently completing a Masters in Education.


John Wood – Chair of Human Resources Scrutiny Committee / Chair of Remuneration Committee

John Wood

I joined Perthyn in 2008 as a Trustee and have spent more than forty years in the highly competitive world of global manufacturing and marketing. During this period I have held several senior management positions and have extensive experience of human resource management and the ethos of continuous improvement to maximise service delivery to a very demanding world wide customer base.

An engineer by training, I have seen many and varied changes in technology, law and accepted practices. To remain successful in a business environment, I have found that it is essential to embrace cost effective management in all areas and I have been successful in achieving this over the years.


Angela Gascoigne


An experienced executive and non-executive director, management consultant and interim manager focussing on leadership, innovation, collaboration and high performance in challenging environments Angela is also currently Chair of Llamau, a trustee of Wales Probation Trust and works with Clean Slate Ltd, a social enterprise which is seeking to level the playing field for people who are long term unemployed.


Anne Phillips

Anne Phillips3

I graduated from the Jordanhill College  of Strathclyde University with a Diploma in Education, specialising in the early years. My career of 26 years in education spanned classroom teaching for ages 3-12, with special responsibility for Music, through to 15 years as Head Teacher of Primary schools in both England and Scotland.

I gained a Diploma in Management in Education through the University of Leeds and helped run in-service courses for teachers generally and latterly specifically for Head Teachers on the introduction of the National Curriculum in schools.

I have served on Governing Bodies of local schools in West and North Yorkshire, and of Ermysted’s Grammar School and The Girls High School in Skipton. I have also acted as the Head Teacher representative on Local Authority Appeal panels dealing with both admissions and exclusions.

In retirement I have been an active volunteer with the WRVS and The Quarrier’s Homes Foundation which supports children and adults who were homeless or who had specific epileptic related difficulties.