Trivallis' Board has approved the appointment of Ian Thomas as the new Chief Executive for the organisation.
Ian has over 28 years’ experience operating within the health, social care, education and housing sectors and joins Trivallis from his current role as the Chief Executive of the charity, Age Cymru.
Originally from Penrhiwceiber in the Cynon Valley, Ian has worked in and around the valleys in a number of his roles, notably as the Head of Supported Housing at United Welsh and in an earlier community care role with Hafod Housing.
For the last 10 years Ian has worked mainly in the third sector holding Director positions at national charities Scope and the Alzheimer’s Society before taking up his role with Age Cymru in 2013.
Ian Thomas said: “Growing up in the South Wales Valleys, the opportunity to join the team at Trivallis represents a chance for me to use all I have learned in my career to benefit these communities that are so close to my heart. The organisation is committed to delivering much more than just bricks and mortar and this speaks to my passion and focus to help people improve their lives,
"I know that I am joining a highly capable organisation with people who take a great pride in their work and I am looking forward to bringing my experience to an organisation like Trivallis that puts people and communities first.”
Ian will join Trivallis in December and takes the vacant post of Chief Executive that was filled by Adrian Barber for an Interim period.
In addition to its new Chief Executive, Trivallis has also recruited two new Independent Board Members, Tracy Myhill and Dr Jonathan Huish.
Both Tracy and Jonathan bring with them a wealth of political, board and senior management experience across a wide variety of sectors with Tracy stepping into the role of Interim Chair while the search for a more permanent successor to Claire Jones continues.