We're extremely lucky to benefit from a wealth of experience in the form of our trustees who work tirelessly and volunteer in addition to their day jobs to raise funds, organise events and enable our charity to achieve its aims.

 

Meet the team

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Patron

Major General Tyrone Urch CBE

Born in Malta in 1965, Tyrone was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1984 after an education at Warminster School, Welbeck College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. 

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Patron

Professor Kevin Davies MBE, RRC, TD, DL, PhD, MA, RN, PGCE

Professor Davies left school at the age of 15. He is currently a Professor of Nursing and Disaster Healthcare and Non-Executive Director of the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust.

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Patron

Duncan R. Barber FRAeS

Duncan began his professional career as a refrigeration engineer starting his own company after leaving school.  He successfully won business to work in support of British Airways (BA) Engineering Line Maintenance in Cardiff in 1973 and following this success, founded AMSS in 1978. 

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Patron

Jeff Cuthbert AM

Jeff was born in Glasgow before moving to Cardiff at a young age and studied mining engineering at University College, Cardiff.

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Chair

Lieutenant Colonel Marvin (Manny) Manfred - Chair of MLT

Manny joined the Parachute Regiment as a soldier in 1971. After several operational tours of duty inIreland he was promoted to Sgt in 1978; to WO2 in 1985 and to WO1 (RSM) in 1989 as RSM (I) of the Infantry Signal Wing in Warminster, where he had made his home in 1978.

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Trustee

Major John Charles, TD, DL, BSc, MCIOB, MInstRE - Vice Chair of MLT

John Charles was educated at Tonypandy Grammar School, Polytechnic of Wales and Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic.

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Huw Lewis MBE

Richard Huw Lewis is Managing Director of the Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT).

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Claire Swindell

Hailing from Devon, Claire began her career in client relationship management having read Journalism at Cardiff University.

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Steve Bowden

Steve Bowden works as an Education Consultant and has undertaken a wide range of work in the public and private sector in relation to educational policy and developments in Wales.

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Andrew Dodge

Andy Dodge joined Cardiff University in 2013 in the role of Employability and Placements Manager at Cardiff School of Social Sciences (SOCSI). 

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Steve Williams

Steve Williams was born in St Asaph in 1969 his Hometown is Denbigh.

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Paul Lewis

Paul joined the Army in 1989 and served in many roles, including being a member of the Adjutants General Corps where he achieved the rank of Sergeant.

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Emma Williams

Emma is the Director of Finance at MPCT and the Treasurer for the charity. 

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Huw Moores

Born in 1996 in Hannover, Germany, I spent the next 16 years experiencing the churn and social diversity of a service child moving around the world.

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David Smith

David joined the Royal Engineers as an Apprentice Fitter in Sep 81. After several postings, promotions and tours to Kenya and The Falkland Islands he attended a 2-year Clerk of Works (Mechanical) Course in 1991.

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Stephen Bridle

Steve joined the Royal Engineers as an Apprentice in September 1979.  After a two-year Fitter Plant apprenticeship at Chepstow and a brief spell Combat Engineer training in Camberley, Steve was posted to Maidstone.

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