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
Heather Clash (Finance Director)
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’.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Organisational change and transformation
- 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
- 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