The Transport for Wales team

The main purpose of our Board is to ensure Transport for Wales meets the requirements of its remit as set by the Welsh Government, and to ensure the delivery of our strategy.

The TfW Board is made up of the Chair, Chief Executive, four independent non-executives and two executive members. Its role is to:

  • provide effective leadership for TfW; defining and developing strategic direction, and setting objectives;
  • provide effective leadership for the operation of the organisation; holding the Chief Executive to account for ensuring that TfW’s activities are conducted efficiently and effectively;
  • monitor performance to ensure that TfW fully meets its aims, objectives and performance targets; and
  • promote high standards of public finance; upholding the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money. 

 

The Board meets eleven times a year, and has additional Board Development Days as required. We publish minutes of our Board meetings; they are available here

 

 

Board of Directors

Non-Executive Directors

Scott Waddington (Chair)

Scott is chair of the board of Transport for Wales.

Alun Bowen (Non-Executive Director)

Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Sarah Howells (Non-Executive Director)

Customer and Communication Committee Chair

Nicola Kemmery (Non-Executive Director)

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee Chair

Alison Noon-Jones (Non-Executive Director)

People Committee Chair

Vernon Everitt (Chair of Major Projects Committee)

Executive Directors

James Price (Chief Executive)

Heather Clash (Finance Director)

 

Senior Leadership

The Board delegates to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chair, the discharge of all functions other than the following:

  • any matter reserved to the Board;
  • any matter delegated to a committee or sub-committee of the Board.

To support the Chief Executive in delivering these functions, our management structure consists of a number of groups that oversee the organisation's strategic and operational activities.

The senior leadership works in partnership with the Board when developing TfW’s strategy. The senior leadership is accountable for the day-to-day activities of the organisation and provides corporate leadership.

As TfW’s Accounting Officer, the Chief Executive (James Price) is personally responsible for:

  • the proper stewardship of the public funds;
  • day to-day operations and management of Transport for Wales; and
  • ensuring compliance with the requirements of ‘Managing Welsh Public Money’. 

Executive Leadership Team | Open as PDF 

James Price (Chief Executive Officer)

James leads the organisation in delivering a transport network of which people can be proud.

Leyton Powell (Safety, Sustainability and Risk Director)
  • Occupational health, safety and wellbeing
  • Safety management and continuous improvement
  • Sustainability and protecting our environment
  • Security and operational resilience of transport services
  • Continuity and emergency preparedness
Geoff Ogden (Chief Transport Planning and Development Officer)
  • Cost-effective and evidence-based appraisal of transport projects
  • Network development and integration
  • Regional planning and development of active travel routes
  • Net-zero and decarbonisation
  • Demand planning, timetabling and ticketing integration
Alexia Course (Chief Commercial Officer)
  • Fares, pricing, retail and revenue management
  • Value-for-money delivery of transport contracts and grant management
  • Delivery of new trains and future fleet requirements, including Pullman Rail Ltd
  • Procurement, supply chain and contract management
  • Sponsorship of new schemes with third parties and local authorities
  • Commercial development, estates and property management
Marie Daly (Chief Customer and Culture Officer)
  • Marketing strategy, building a trusted and respected brand
  • Embedding a customer-centric culture in all that we do
  • Delivering a safe, progressive and transformative customer experience
  • People and organisational development
  • Social partnership strategy
Dan Tipper (Chief Infrastructure Officer)
  • Implementing the Metro programme to deliver better transport services
  • Delivery of infrastructure transformation works on the Core Valley Lines network
  • Preparing rail infrastructure to support newer, better trains
  • Managing the CVL infrastructure asset
  • Engineering, project management and programme controls
Jan Chaudry-Van Der Velde (Chief Operations Officer)
  • Delivery of multimodal transport services
  • Workforce planning and industrial relations
  • Maintenance and engineering
  • Timetabling and customer information
  • Customer safety and revenue protection
Heather Clash (Chief Finance, Governance and Corporate Services Officer)
  • Financial management and planning
  • Business planning, auditing and reporting
  • Adherence to our governance policies
  • IT services and digital innovation
  • Legal and insurance services
Lee Robinson (Development Director Mid, North and Rural Wales)
  • Developing and leading TfW in North and Mid Wales, advising and supporting the wider team
  • Responding to developing and reactive issues in relation to TfW in North Wales
  • Leading on development of integrated transport
  • Delivery of the Welsh Government’s bus transformation and rural transport agenda
  • Growth of the fflecsi bus scheme and integration of TrawsCymru services
Lewis Brencher (Communications and Engagement Director)
  • Development and delivery of the TfW brand and marketing strategy
  • Engagement with stakeholders, communities and elected representatives
  • Corporate Communications including media relations and public affairs
  • Behaviour change
Dave Williams (IT and Digital Services Director)
  • Data
  • Digital
  • Information technology
  • Digital transformation
Lisa Yates (Director of People and Organisational Development)
  • Development of people strategy including process, culture and engagement
  • Championing inclusion, diversity and social value
  • Developing the capability and talent of our employees
  • Evolving our systems, processes and supporting policies