Welsh wound Innovation Centre

Board of Directors

Mrs. Fiona Peel: DL, OBE


Fiona is a very experienced Chair with proven abilities in local and national level public sector governance. She has developed a portfolio career largely in the public sector and maintains a strong interest in developing strategies and delivering tangible results. As well as being the WWIC chair, Fiona holds a number of other roles including a lay member of the council for the General Optical Council, a trustee of Tenovus, the All Wales cancer charity, an independent manager for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to hear Mental Health hearings, and is a Deputy Lieutenant for Gwent.
In previous roles, Fiona has been the chair a number of organisations including Gwent Health Authority, Gwent Community & Mental Health Trust, the Cardiac Network Co-ordinating Group, the Cancer Services Co-ordinating Group and Cardiff Local Health Board.
In addition Fiona was previously a lay member of the Council for Cardiff University, a lay member for the General Medical Council, and was High Sheriff for South Glamorgan.
Fiona also has a commercial background having run a number of companies and is currently a Director of a bespoke name art company, and runs a bespoke Welsh travel business.

Mrs. Carolyn Donoghue:

Non- Executive Director

Carolyn has had a long career in the NHS and Higher Education. Initially qualifying as Registered General Nurse, she then moved into training and management.
Following a period of time living in Australia she held posts in Hospital Management and Project Management before moving to senior roles in Higher Education.
Carolyn is now self employed , undertaking project, consultancy  and voluntary work and is a JP.
She lives in Bristol, has 2 sons and enjoys travel and theatre.

Professor Ian Weeks: BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSC, FRCPath

Cardiff University

Ian is Dean of Clinical Innovation and currently Acting Head of the School of Medicine and also Associate Dean of Clinical Innovation for the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University.  He has undertaken research, development and manufacturing of novel biochemical diagnostic tests for human disease for over thirty years in academic, NHS and commercial environments. He has authored over 120 publications, books and patents.  Technologies of which he is an inventor have been licensed and used by global companies as the basis of in vitro clinical diagnostic tests many hundreds of millions of which are used annually worldwide.  His research has resulted in the formation of three spin-out companies. Research undertaken by Ian and colleagues earned a Queen's Anniversary Prize for the Medical School in 1998 and was also cited by Universities UK in 2006 as one of the top 100 life-changing discoveries of the past 50 years.  Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Sir Roger Jones:

Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council 

Sir Roger Jones was born in Corwen, Denbighshire, and attended Bala Boys Grammar School. After graduating in pharmacy at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff, he took a masters degree in finance and economics at Bradford University
In 1968 Sir Roger Jones joined the Wellcome Foundation’s fast-track career development programme, working in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Soviet Union. In the early 80s he set up his own businesses and founded Penn Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Lansdales Pharmacies Ltd. He is also a former Governor of the BBC and former Chairman of the BBC Broadcasting Council for Wales. He has also chaired the Institute of Directors Wales, the Welsh Industrial Trust, the Welsh Development Agency and the National Trust’s Advisory Committee for Wales. Sir Roger was awarded an OBE in 1996 for his services to the pharmaceutical industry and was knighted in the 2005 New Year honours list.
Sir Roger Jones is Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Swansea University Council. He is also a member of the Court and of the Finance and Honorary Awards Committees and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees. 

Professor Ceri Phillips:

Swansea University

Ceri is Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, where he is also Professor of Health Economics at Swansea Centre for Health Economics. He is the University non-officer member of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board and a member of WWIC Board.

He was formerly a member of the Bevan Commission that initiated the notion of Prudent Healthcare in relation to the health system in Wales and of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. He has also been a member of NICE Programme Development Groups on a range of public health issues.

He is currently a member of the Panel asked by the Minister to review the NHS Workforce in Wales and was a member of the Panel that undertook the Review of Health Professions Education Investment.

He has undertaken commissioned work on the evaluation of programmes and interventions for a range of organisations, including government departments, health and social care authorities and pharmaceutical companies. 

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