Farewell and welcome to our Presidents...
April sees the annual handover of the ADSS Cymru Presidency. This year's President is Jonathan Griffiths, Director of Social Services and Housing, Pembrokeshire County Council. Croeso i Jonathan!
You can view Jonathan's introduction video here: https://youtu.be/P4pOOJ8zQuk
ADSS Cymru is grateful for the leadership of our outgoing President, Nicola Stubbins whose leadership over the last year, particularly throughout the Covid-19 crisis has been invaluable. Commenting on her year as leader, Nicola said:
"As my year as President comes to an end I wanted to thank everyone for their tenacity, hard work and support. It's been an honour and a privilege. Jonathan will be a great President".
You can view' Nicola's review of her year as president here: https://youtu.be/pKXiQbM9zqE
Head of the ADSS Cymru Business Unit, Sarah Day, extended thanks on behalf of the organisation:
"Nicola has been an inspirational leader throughout a hugely challenging year and I'd like to thank her for this. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that the social care workforce is recognised and valued for the essential frontline work they do, while continuing to ensure that ADSS Cymru plays a central role in articulating the view of the professional leadership of social care in Wales. Nicola’s integrity and commitment to striving to achieve the best outcomes for our workforce and the most vulnerable in our communities has been a beacon of light in some really challenging times. It has been a real pleasure and privilege to learn and work alongside her.
We are looking forward to working Jonathon Griffiths during his term as President. His enthusiasm and willingness to lead us into what we all hope will be a period of recovery and renewal, is something that we all appreciate and look forward to experiencing in the forthcoming months."
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Ali Bulman, Director of Social Services in Powys who joins Alwyn Jones, Director of Social Services in Wrexham as Vice Presidents of ADSS Cymru. Croeso, Ali!