The Transport for Wales team

The Team

The Transport for Wales team has been established in a way that allows us to be agile and bring in the right mix of knowledge, skills and experience so that we are properly resourced to support the Welsh Government.

The Transport for Wales team

Board of Directors


Non-Executive Directors

Scott Waddington (Chair)




Scott is chair of the board of Transport for Wales.




Alun Bowen (Non-Executive Director)

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Sarah Howells (Non-Executive Director)

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Nicola Kemmery (Non-Executive Director)




Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee Chair



Alison Noon-Jones (Non-Executive Director)

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Executive Directors

James Price (Chief Executive)

Heather Clash (Finance Director)


Register of Interests

Register of Interests


Executive Team

James Price (Chief Executive)


James leads the organisation in delivering a transport network of which people can be proud. 


Heather Clash (Finance Director)

  • Finance function and activities
  • Financial strategy and planning
  • Analysing performance and risk
  • Audit and internal financials controls


Lewis Brencher (Communications Director)

  • Development of the TfW brand
  • External engagement
  • Internal communications


Alexia Course (Rail Operations Director)

  • Day-to-day rail operations
  • Rail enhancement schemes
  • Managing rail stakeholder relations
  • CVL asset divestment from Network Rail
  • Development and delivery of infrastructure ownership of the CVL


Karl Gilmore (Rail Programme Director)

  • Delivery of the Core Valley Lines Transformation programme and wider infrastructure projects.
  • Responsible for the Project Management Office (PMO) supporting pan-TfW requirements


Gareth Morgan (Safety and Sustainability Director)



  • Corporate safety performance 
  • Supplier adherence to safety management systems
  • Corporate sustainability performance 
  • Approval of engineering standards to be adopted by TfW as CVL system owner.
  • Management of TfW procurement processes


Geoff Ogden (Corporate Services Director)

  • Advice/consultancy
  • Business development
  • People and organisation development 
  • Accommodation
  • IT


David O'Leary (Commercial and Customer Experience Director)


  • Commercial policy and contracting
  • Passenger and revenue growth
  • Customer experience
  • Integrated transport
  • Corporate risk management

Lee Robinson (North Wales Development Director)

  • Develop and lead TfW in North Wales
  • TfW growth and integrated strategy for North Wales
  • Communication and engagement in North Wales
  • Respond to developing and reactive issues in relation to TfW in North Wales
  • Advise and support the wider team in relation to the North Wales region


Lisa Yates (Director of People and Organisational Development)

  • Development of people strategy including process, culture and engagement.
  • Championing inclusion, diversity and social value
  • Developing the capability and talent of our employees
  • Evolving our systems, processes and supporting policies