Specialists in Cerebral Palsy

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.


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.


Caroline Cooksley

Caroline is the Development Director of ACT training where she is responsible for overseeing Business Development, Marketing and Commercial delivery. She has a wealth of experience in employer relations, Work Based Learning and human resource management.


Ieuan Coombes
Ieuan, who works as a Teaching assistant in Newport, joined the board in 2011 as a way of giving something back to Bobath after receiving life changing therapy when he was younger. Ieuan is particularly interested in the social media and fundraising aspects of our work, as well as helping to develop programmes for adolescents.


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.


Stephen Jones
Stephen has been a Trustee since 2003 and serves on the therapy committee. He also takes a close interest in financial matters.

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.


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 in London as a young child, inspiring Paul to work with other parents to set up a centre in Wales.


Cathy White
Cathy is a consultant paediatric neurologist at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. She has been involved with Bobath for several years and provides a strong link to the NHS in Wales.


Marie Wood

Marie is a professional fundraiser and has undertaken a number of senior income generation roles in the Arts. She is currently Head of Revenue Fundraising at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and the Fundraising Module Leader and lecturer on the College’s MA in Arts Management course. She brings to Bobath her 20 years of fundraising experience and knowledge of fundraising sources in Wales and beyond.