Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Here are a list of the board of trustees. These trustees are vital and valued members at Y-Bont, who have been closely involved in what we do.

Brian Roderick

Chair of the Board

Brian Roderick has volunteered for more than 12 years as a trustee of the charity Y Bont. For the past 10 years Brian has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

His wife is a Social Worker for the Disabled Children’s Team and Brian originally got involved in the charity through this connection, when a vacancy for a trustee with business acumen arose.

Brian’s career in the global automotive industry spanned 26 years, in roles of increasing responsibility in Engineering, Production Management, Continuous Improvement, H.R, before his current role as Plant Manager at the Sogefi group in 2014.

He has previously represented Manufacturing organisations on the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) for the Local Authority for some years and was voted Chair of the LSP during that period.

During his career he studied as a post graduate and earned his Master’s Degree in Employment Law from Glammorgan University in 2006.

Sheila Steven

Trustee, Part-time lecturer, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor in private practice.

Sheila has spent years as a Trustee and has considerable experience of governance and management in the voluntary sector, strategic planning and welfare expertise. Her motivation in being a Trustee is her passion to enable people with disabilities to live their lives to the full.

Joanne Manley

Parent Representative

Joanne currently works for Bridgend County Borough Council. Joanne was introduced to Y Bont when her young son was first given a diagnosis of Autism and she immediately saw the benefits of the services on offer for disabled children and also for their families and carers. She became a regular and enthusiastic participant at our Coffee Mornings, Parent Training events and the NAS Bridgend group that meets at Y Bont. Having become an influential supporter and ambassador for Y Bont, she became a Parent Trustee in 2014 and has helped raise our profile and champion Y Bont ever since. Joanne brings a vital parental perspective to the role - her personal experiences and understanding of the needs of families, as well as the issues and challenges they face.
“I am driven by the lack of provision for young children with disabilities and am determined to make a difference. My first-hand experience has shown me that Y Bont makes a difference to not just the individual child but the family too”.

Angela Minton

Trustee

Angela has been a Trustee of Y Bont for over 2 years. When she initially became a Trustee, she held the position of Regional Director for South West England & South Wales at Barclays Bank. Having joined Barclays at the age of 16, her strong financial background with extensive leadership skills were a good fit for the Y Bont Trustee Board.
After working for Barclays Bank for 30 years Angela took redundancy, becoming Director of Windmills and Wellies and setting-up a Children’s Nursery in Bridgend. This change of career path means that Angela’s current knowledge of the Early Years Care Sector provides her with considerable insight into the legal framework and regulatory requirements of childcare, in particular the Care and Social Services Inspectorate of Wales and the Foundation Phase. As Y Bont follows these regulatory frameworks Angela now brings insight, challenge and support from a different perspective.
Throughout her career of 30 years Angela has been a volunteer, fundraiser and supporter of many charities across the whole of South West England & South Wales. However, her heart has always been with making a difference in her own town.
“Y Bont touches so many families across the Bridgend County and it is evident the impact that is made to so many lives”.

Make a Difference


Y Bont is a small, Independent Charity and as such we rely heavily on the support of people, groups and businesses to keep our head above water and to continue to improve our unique services.

Each year we face the challenge of raising over £300,000 the majority of which has to be raised by sponsors, via donations.

Gifts in Wills and other fundraising activities.
The help recieved from our wonderful supporters will hopefully enable us to survive.

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