Meet our Trustees

Frank Holmes

Frank joined the Charity as a Trustee in 2003 and Chairs the Board.

He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and founder partner of Gambit Corporate Finance LLP, where he specialises in succession planning and mid market merger and acquisitions.

Frank’s focus at Bobath is on finance and fundraising.

Alison Ivin

Alison is a partner at law firm Darwin Gray, specialising in property law. She is also the parent of a child who has cerebral palsy. She and her family have been attending the centre for around five years.

Cathy White

Cathy is a consultant paediatric neurologist atSingletonHospital,Swansea. She has been involved with Bobath for several years and provides a strong link to the NHS inWales.

Chris Barber

Chris is the Director of Therapy Services at The Bobath Centre,London. She is a consultant physiotherapist with many years’ experience of treating children and adults who have cerebral palsy.

Chris works closely with us on recruitment of therapists, clinical training & development, and clinical standards.

Ieuan Coombes

Ieuan is a young adult who has cerebral palsy. He has been coming to the Centre for many years. He is currently a student of sports analysis and development at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and has represented Wales in adapted shot putt and discus competitions.

He has joined the Board as a way of giving something back to the organisation that he says has helped him immensely with his development.

Jan Boreham

Jan recently retired as Head of Therapy Services in Powys. She has a long-standing relationship with the Centre, having referred many children for treatment over the years. 

Martin Gush

Martin was an active Bobath Trustee and Treasurer for 9 years between 1999 and 2008. This was prior to Martin moving to Cheltenham to take up a new  Area Retail Banking Director role.

Bobath has always been dear to Martin's heart and he is delighted to have rejoined the Board of Trustees with effect from January 2015. He's looking forward to making a significant contribution.

Meryl Davies

Meryl became a trustee in 1997 and is a parent of a child who has been attending the Bobath centre for 15 years.

Meryl formerly worked as a civil servant in the personnel department of the Welsh Office. As a parent Meryl recognises the specific expertise and service that Bobath provides. 

Paul Lubas 

Paul was one of the founder parents who made it all happen – his daughter Claire who has cerebral palsy had been attending the Bobath Centre inLondonas a young child, inspiring Paul to work with other parents to set up a centre inWales.

Richard Tynen

Richard became a trustee in 2009 after several years as a volunteer.

Richard is Development Director for the Thomson Media Foundation in Cardiff and has previously held posts as Director of Development with the Wales Millennium Centre, National Museum Wales and various national charities as a professional fundraiser.

Stephen Jones

Stephen has been a Trustee since 2003 and serves on the remuneration committee and on financial groups.

Stephen is Managing Director of Altron Communications Equipment, a medium sized privately owned manufacturing company. He has a background in strategic leadership within manufacturing industries.