Lisa Griffiths, Chair

I joined the Trust in October 2021.

I have worked as a Senior Human Resources and Organisational Design/Development Manager with a number of large organisations in the public and private sector for over 20 years.

At the start of 2021 I set up my own business as a consultant helping Managing Directors of SME’s and CEO’s develop their HR and OD strategy.


Dr Sim Ovis, Medical Director 

I am a retired Medical Practitioner. I have been a Member of Bracken Trust since 1996 and a Trustee/Director since 2004.

Barry Hicks MBE, Volunteer Representative  

I joined the Bracken Trust as a volunteer and one of the founder members of the Bracken Trust singers in 2013.   

For all of my working life I was involved in Police and Security, both nationally and internationally and served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years and retired as a Wing Commander having been awarded the MBE in 1986. 

Since my retirement I have been involved in various local Charities and other organisations including serving on Committees.   I became a Trustee in 2018. 

Reg Cawthorne

I joined The Trust as a volunteer in 1996 and was the Manager of The Trust, in a voluntary capacity, from 2002 to 2012. I have been a Trustee since 1998 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees since 2004. 

Prior to my retirement I was the Chief Legal Assistant and subsequently Assistant Director of Education with Powys County Council. Following my retirement from Powys County Council, I was Deputy Clerk (Chief Executive) to the Dyfed Powys Police Authority, an Estyn Schools Inspector and an Assessor with Health Inspectorate Wales. 

Mai Ellis 

I undertook nurse training at Gobowen Hospital, Oswestry and Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton and worked in A+E before coming to Radnor where I was part of the team to set up Pre nursing and social care at Radnor College of FE.  

The last 10 years of my working life were spent at Llandrindod Hospital.

Dr Stephanie Warrick 

I moved to Llandrindod Wells 38 years ago with my family. I worked as a GP in Llandrindod for 20 years and retired 7 years ago.

Maurice Thorn 

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1971 and came to work in Llandrindod Wells in 1988. Later that year I was invited to become a school governor at the school my daughters attended, a position I still hold although my daughters have long since left school.

I retired in 2008 and five years later I was diagnosed with cancer. After surgery in Cheltenham I am very pleased to say that I am now clear, and I continue to be a member of one of the support groups run by the Trust. 

Howard Russon

During my 29 years’ association with the Institute of Systems Science (ISS), National University of Singapore (NUS), heavily involved in the management of their postgraduate degrees and diplomas, and chief examiner of four national certification examinations:

Certification in IT Project Management (CITPM), Certification in Outsourcing Management for IT (COMIT), Certification in Business Continuity Management (CITBCM) and Qualified Information Security Professional (QISP).

Responsible for successfully proposing and designing the Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering (GDipSE) and the Master of Technology in Software Engineering (MTech SE). I also successfully proposed the Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering (MTech KE), the Master of Technology in Enterprise Business Analytics (MTech EBAC) and the Master of Technology in IT Leadership (MTech ITL). As lecturer and consultant, specializing in software engineering, software project management, software requirements analysis, software quality management and object-oriented analysis and design. Prior to joining ISS, I was with the SEMA group (UK) for eight years in London. As a technical consultant and project leader, I worked on a range of defence applications for the UK Ministry of Defence and foreign governments, principally involved in the development of simulation models, scientific systems, optimisation systems, interactive command training systems, and operational research and defence analysis applications.

My work featured the application of software development techniques, requirements analysis, assessment using quantitative techniques, software project management and quality assurance. I retired to live in Llandrindod Wells in 2016 and have been a trustee since 2022.

Linda Howells RGN

I undertook my nurse training at the Royal London Hospital and worked in a variety of roles in both acute and community medical nursing in the NHS since qualifying in 1988. These roles included Ward Sister, Matron and Head of Nursing.  I retired from the NHS in 2022 after moving to Llandrindod Wells.  I am now working from home as a disability assessor for the Department of Work and Pensions.

Kallika Bruce

I’m a Licenced Acupuncturist & Clinical Complementary Therapist with a background in massage, shiatsu, yoga, reiki and other body mind therapies. I am Director of Onsite Plus Ltd a UK based workplace wellbeing company, facilitate bespoke training to hospices, hospitals and specialist care facilities and manage a small caseload of patients with complex clinical conditions. My desire is to see complementary therapies firmly integrated within our healthcare system. I live in Llandrindod Wells.