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Goleudy Appoints a New Chair of the Board

27 October 2023

Goleudy Appoints a New Chair of the Board

Goleudy is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil O’Brien as Chair of its Board of Directors, effective 21st October 2023, after a period of shadowing the Board.  Neil will succeed Chris Jones, stepping down as Chair, having reached the end of his term.

Currently running his own business and leadership consultancy, Neil is a former Calsonic Kansei European Board member and Vice President of Research and Development for Europe and NAFTA regions. Neil is a volunteer with the Llanelli Myrtle House Foodbank.

The outgoing Chair of the Goleudy Board, Chris Jones, will stay on as a Director until the end of the year to support Neil’s transition into the role.

Neil O’Brien commented on his appointment: “I’m delighted to join Goleudy as Chair of the Board. I look forward to working closely with my fellow Board directors, Goleudy’s Senior Management, and key partners, leveraging my knowledge and experience to support and develop the Charity. I am deeply impressed by the dedication of the Goleudy team and their focus on improving the lives of those who most need this in our community”.

Outgoing Goleudy Chair Chris Jones added, “Having served as Goleudy’s Chair for the past two years, the time is now right for someone new to lead the Board. As a Charity, we have embarked on a new strategy closely aligned with our strong standing in the local communities in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, and West Wales. Goleudy is well positioned for a successor to carry forward the future development of our Charity. Neil O’Brien is a highly qualified Board Executive who shares Goleudy’s values”.

Jim Bird-Waddington Goleudy’s CEO commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Neil and look forward to working alongside him. His considerable experience at both executive and non-executive levels will stand the Board in good stead as we look to enhance and further strengthen our capabilities. I would also like to sincerely thank Chris on behalf of all of us at Goleudy for his guidance and unwavering commitment to the Charity over the last two years and wish him the best for the future.”

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