Greyhound Rescue Wales Staff and Trustees
Our small dedicated team are responsible for supporting the charities extensive branch network and dedicated volunteers. The charity is governed by a Board of Trustees and a Chair.
Lindsay Jackson - Chair
I am immensely proud to have been elected Chair of GRW for 2017-18. I became a member in 2010 when we adopted two gorgeous greyhounds – Bryn and Gigi.
We were typical first time adopters who had brought up two lurchers in the past from puppy hood and thought we knew about sighthounds. We learned very quickly that retired greyhounds are a completely different kettle of fish!.
We have never been known to do anything by halves and having received our invite to our first AGM we duly drove south and our volunteering began! When I first became a Trustee I promised myself that, if the organisation was not significantly more professional at the end of two years, then I would step away. I am still here and GRW is more professional than ever – but there is still more to be done.
Aims for my period in office are:
- Ensure that the systems and processes are in place and transparent enough such that GRW would continue should any one individual or group no longer be with us
- Making the financial health of GRW strong enough to sustain the organisation into the future based on income generation as well as fundraising
- To grow the membership base of GRW such that it has a vibrant and enthusiastic core across the whole of Wales
- Managing the number of returned adoptions in any one year is no more than 2% of the total homed
- Providing our employees with a secure future with GRW for as long as they wish
These challenging aims provide a tall order – but one I am determined to work towards. Previous chairs have done an excellent job in guiding GRW to where we are now. We now need to ‘push on’ and become sustainable for another 25 years.
I look forward to working with you all and to encourage you to give any time, funds, energy, enjoyment, homes for dogs or simply just support and encouragement.
The following Trustees were elected at the most recent AGM or have been appointed since.
The Executive Officers have been appointed by the Trustees for a period of 2 years
We have two full-time and two part-time employees and one contractor working in rescue and rehoming; nine part-time employees in retail development and two part-time contractors in infra-structure and support.
Greyhound Rescue Wales is very honoured and pleased to have as its official Patrons Boyd Clack and Kirsten Jones.
Boyd Daniel Clack is a Canadian-born Welsh writer, actor, and musician. He was born in Vancouver, Canada. At a young age, he emigrated with his family to the United Kingdom, where he grew up in Tonyrefail, Wales. His acting credits include Twin Town, High Hopes, and Satellite City, the latter two of which he also co-wrote. He has released the first part of his autobiography. Kisses Sweeter than Wine, and two albums, Welsh Bitter and Labourer of Love. Boyd lives in Cardiff with his partner Kirsten Jones with whom he collaborates and produces projects such as co-writing High Hopes and producing Thick Cut. Boyd loves his cats, watching films, reading and writing. He dedicates his time to supporting charities and mentoring young writers, lending support to Valleys Kids and Hope Animal Rescue amongst other organisations. He is patron of New Horizons, a mental health support charity in the Rhondda Cynon Taff and across the south Wales area