Board Member Profiles
Anthony spent 20 years working in corporate communications and publishing before becoming a coach and trainer. He specialises in personal development, coaching and training focused on developing mental, communication and influencing skills.
“Care and Repair is a great organisation that adds real social value across the communities in which it works and I’m really excited by its vision and its plans for the future. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience working across both the public and private sectors and in running my own business to help support the organisation deliver its growth and development plans.”
Glynne is responsible for delivering Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Well North Wales programme, which works to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of people and families in the most deprived communities in North Wales. Through this work he got involved with Care and Repair.
“The work of Care and Repair plays a vital part in supporting the Well North Wales programme aims of improving health and wellbeing in our most deprived communities, as well as the Health Board’s Care Closer to Home strategy. My role on the Care and Repair Board is important to developing our understanding of how these strategies are working from the grassroots up and as we move forward I’d like to see fully integrated services, with Care and Repair part of a seamless partnership of organisations working to support better health outcomes for our communities.”
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 and development 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 of the 2025 movement across North Wales to tackle avoidable Health inequalities. She is on the Advisory Panel and Audit and Risk Committee for the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, and a Trustee of the Institute of Welsh Affairs.
“Joining the Board of Care and Repair is a real opportunity to give something back to the place where I’m from. Improving the places people live in and creating equal opportunities is a key driver for me and I’m really excited to be able to play a part in supporting Care and Repair’s aims to help people live independently for longer in their homes. Place for You is a real jewel in the crown for the organisation and with my project management background, I’m looking forward to working with the team to ensure that this special place fulfils its potential at the heart of the community.”
Nikki was appointed as Land and Partnerships Manager for builder and developer Seddon Construction in 2015, responsible for working with housing associations and local authortities across North Wales, to develop much needed affordable housing. Prior to that she held a similar role at Bullock Construction and brings with her more than a decade of experience in the construction sector. She is also Chair of WISH North Wales, a business and support network for women working in all business sectors associated with social housing.
“I’m really excited to be able to play a role in helping Care and Repair grow and develop. Care and Repair plays a really important part in the local community and I’m looking forward to bringing my experience of the private sector to support the organisation in developing a sustainable business model to maximise its impact in the community in a wider sense. As a local girl, I’m especially excited by the opportunities that the Place for You in Shotton can bring to the areas as we work to create a vibrant community hub that will make a real difference to supporting health and wellbeing for local people.”
Ben has years of experience setting up and running businesses and established Link Recycling in 2014, for which he has won awards for his commitment to helping vulnerable and long-term unemployed people rebuild their lives. He also co-founded Restart Trust, which creates living, training and employment opportunities for people most vulnerable in communities such as ex-offenders and people recovering from substance abuse.
“Care and Repair does fantastic, life changing work every day, helping elderly and vulnerable people to improve their living environment and lives. This work is really close to my heart and I’m driven to see how my business and entrepreneurial skills can be used to grow the organisation, enabling it to change the lives of all who need its services in the local and wider communities. I’m also passionate about doing whatever I can to help the team make Care and Repair sustainable, long-term. I believe that Care and Repair’s services empower local people and give them back their independence and it is a privilege to be a part of it.”.