Meet the 2025 Programme Management Group

 CB CLARE BUDDEN

Clare is the Group Chief Executive of  Pennaf Housing Group and was previously the Chief Officer for Community and Enterprise at Flintshire County Council.

She is the Chair of 2025 and a Board Member of WISH North Wales.  Her driving force is a passion for addressing inequality and delivering excellence in public service.  A proud Welsh girl, she lives close to where she was brought up in North Wales, with her husband and four children

 FFRANCON WILLIAMS

Ffrancon is CEO at Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd and worked for Gwynedd Council as Head of Housing Services before joining CCG and lead the stock transfer ballot project team, playing a key role in ensuring a fair vote for tenants.

Before his time at Gwynedd Council, Ffrancon worked in the private sector in a variety of senior roles in the railway infrastructure and manufacturing sectors.

Ffrancon is a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Sheffield University and studied further at Cranfield University to become a Fellow in Manufacturing Management. He’s a member of the Institute of Operational Management and a member of the Institute of Directors, where he’s an active North Wales Branch member.

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Head shots and new building  ANDREW BOWDEN

Andrew spent over twenty years working within Local Government and the Third Sector prior to becoming the first Chief Executive Officer of Cartrefi Conwy in 2008.

Andrew is passionate about providing community based services and with this in mind Cartrefi Conwy has established its first subsidiary, Creating Enterprise, which undertakes a number of activities with a particular emphasis on providing work opportunities for Cartrefi Conwy tenants.

In the future Andrew wants to enable Cartrefi Conwy to build new affordable homes across North Wales to meet the demand for affordable accommodation and is keen to establish local and regional partnerships to aid this objective.

 ELFYN OWEN

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GLYNNE ROBERTS

Glynne has worked in the NHS for 30 years in a range of senior posts and has a wealth of experience in partnership working with local authorities and voluntary organisations. Building on this experience, in July 2016 he was appointed as Programme Director for Well North Wales, a multi-agency programme aiming to  improve the health of the poorest communities in North Wales. The programme hasevolved to encompass a number of innovative projects aimed at tackling health inequalities, and also encompasses leading on social prescribing and developing theHealth Board’s contribution to tackling homelessness.  Glynne has a PhD in the History of Public Health, and has written numerous articles in relation to this area of work.SONY DSC

KEN PERRY

Ken Perry is Director of Do-Well (UK) Ltd. A founding member of the 2025 Movement, Ken has over 14 years’ experience as Chief Executive and over 34 years’ experience in total in the business of housing, regeneration, commercial enterprise, neighbourhood investment, charities, higher education and social enterprise.   Through Do-Well, he aims to realise his life-long belief that he is here to serve, and to help people, places and organisations fulfil their potential.

A skilled narrator and public speaker, he is a natural collaborator and connector and believes strongly in the power, innovation and creativity that can be generated by creating strong partnerships. He is a passionate advocate of whole systems working, particularly in the areas of health, housing and social care.

He is a Visiting Industrial Fellow at Wrecsam Glyndwr University and a Board Member of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services and New Leaf, a project to support people into employment across Cheshire.  Ken has an MBA from the Open University Business School, and is a Fellow of the RSA, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing by examination.

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HELEN DOUGLAS

Detective Inspector Helen Douglas / Helen Douglas of  the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit – Crime Services Division has recently joined 2025 PMG.

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Brett for the 2025 website

BRETT SADLER

Brett has worked in the Welsh housing sector for 18 years in a variety of senior leadership roles. Currently as Assistant Director Communities at North Wales Housing, his areas of responsibility include leadership and vision for neighbourhood management across the whole NWH stock, Customer Services and Tenant Participation.   He has a keen interest in all things digital and in ensuring customers receive the highest levels of service available.

Brett is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds an Honours Degree in Housing from Glyndwr University.   He is also in his final year of studying through the Open University for an MBA

 entrylogo1 KEVIN ROBERTS

Kevin Roberts MSc GIFireE is a Senior Fire Safety Manager – North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

 

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 Phil Forbes  

PHIL FORBES

Phil is a Development Manager Supported Housing (Mental Health) with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, and is based in Wrexham.

 

SAM PARRY Sam Parry
IMG_2747 JOANNA SEYMOUR  

Joanna is currently on a secondment to Warm Wales. She is the Project Manager of Healthy Homes Healthy People (HHHP) North Wales, the North Wales arm of the Community Energy Champion Programme (Warm and Safe Homes). The work in North wales links in with the work being delivered in South Wales (Cardiff) and the South West (Cornwall) as part of the Community Energy Champion Programme run by Warm Wales in partnership with Wales and West Utilities. 

HHHP looks at tackling fuel poverty, reducing avoidable health inequality and improving health and wellbeing of residents living mainly in the private rented sector & can also assist those living in their own property.  

Since starting work for Flintshire in January 2015 Joanna has been involved in a number of cases involving modern slavery the biggest case has been covered in Environmental Health News and the Guardian New Paper.

In February 2018 Jo was awarded a Heat Hero at the House of Commons by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA), the scheme recognises individuals across England and Wales for their contribution to tackling fuel poverty in their area.  She is qualified as an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) from Birmingham University with an MSc in Environmental Health in 2005 and has specialised in Housing since.

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NINA RUDDLE

Nina Ruddle is Head of Public Policy Engagement at Wrexham Glyndŵr University. She leads the Civic Engagement Strategy and civic mission for the University.  With a focus on delivering and supporting key strategic priorities and projects such as Social Prescribing, leading the co creation of the Public Service Leadership Programme, developing Volunteering project in partnership with and works proactively to drive change, develop and maximize opportunities and transform services, support growth and build resilience in our communities, collectively.

Nina has worked regionally and nationally across Wales and England. Her experience includes leading the National Brownfield Strategy for English Partnerships, and successfully establishing the award winning £250 million North Wales collaboration 21st Century Schools Procurement Framework. She also led the Community Benefits policy, Joint Bidding Guide and Project Bank account pilot for Welsh Government and developed the initial Supply Chain Programme Plan for the North Wales Economic Ambition Board.

Nina is a member and lead for Leadership and Learning for the 2025 movement across North Wales. She is on the Advisory Panel and Audit and Risk Committee for the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, a Trustee of the Institute of Welsh Affairs and a Board member of Care and Repair north east Wales.

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JEN GRIFFITHS

Jen is the Benefits Service Manager for Flintshire County Council, is currently leading on Food Poverty in Flintshire, is the Chair of the recently formed North Wales Food Poverty Alliance and member of 2025.

Jen has been a lead in the Universal Credit (UC) roll out with Flintshire being the first Welsh LA to have UC Full Service in April 2017 and has delivered many presentations and learning events at Regional and National events to share Flintshire’s experiences and help others to prepare for the implementation of Full Service.

More recently Jen’s focus has been firmly on Food Poverty and she has a passion for making a difference and championing everyone’s right to eat well.

 

Jen Griffiths 

 

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