Richard lives in Abertillery. He has recently retired from the NHS, for which he worked from 1986. He continues to be active in a range of third sector and community organisations, with a particular commitment to supporting the future of young people in Blaenau Gwent. He was appointed a DL in 2021.
Joey Graham’s career was dedicated to education. She was a special needs teacher, who focussed on teaching children with dyslexia.
Helen Bosanquet is a retired teacher, gardener, estate manager and fundraiser. She ran the Nelson Garden Preservation Trust, successfully securing the future for this historic landmark in Monmouth.
Libby Arwen-Watkins is a retired judge, a Bencher of Gray’s Inn, a former Civil Service Commissioner and a Public Appointments Assessor. She is an Independent Member of the Law Commission, and lives in London and Chepstow.
Shereen Williams is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales. Her voluntary roles include the Institute of Welsh Affairs, St John’s Ambulance Cymru, being a governor in two Welsh-medium schools in Newport, and serving as a magistrate in Gwent. Shereen was awarded an honorary MBE and appointed a DL in 2021.
Judith has spent her whole career with NHS Wales. A former CEO of the Aneurin Bevan UHB (for which she was made CBE in [year]), she is now Chief Executive of NHS Wales. Judith lives in Cwmbran and was appointed DL in 2021.
Following experience in a variety of education delivery establishments, Guy joined Colleg Gwent 20 years ago, and became its Principal in 2015. He is committed to extending the benefits of Further Education to the greatest number of young people and adults in Gwent, and became a DL in 2021.
As read by the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent
Helen was born in Blaina and comes from many generations of mining families. She was the only person in her family to go onto tertiary education and obtained a law degree from Leicester University. She was the first female tenant at 30 Park Place, Barristers Chambers in Cardiff. She is presently the resident family judge for Gwent. She has a keen interest in children’s rights and equal opportunity for all structures of society, particularly through the education process.
Agnes trained initially as a nurse, and then retrained as a solicitor. She was the Senior Executive Director, General Counsel and Client Relationship Manager of GE Capital, and is a CEDR Accredited Mediator. Now retired from practice, she has a portfolio career of volunteering work. She is an active member of the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales