Teams of dedicated and professional staff support people to do the things that matter to them.
Each region of Wales is managed by an Area Manager(s). The Area Manager is the local connection for staff, people supported, families and professionals.
Central departments which include Finance, Admin, IT, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Health & Safety support the day to day work of mirus.
Overseeing the day to day running of mirus is carried out by the Leadership Team.
Find out more about our Leadership Team
Mandy Evans – Chief Executive
Mandy has worked in health and social care since 1980. Extensive experience of running a charity, organisational management and governance, developing person centred practice and business development. Trustee of Learning Disability Wales and member of Cardiff and the Vale Safeguarding Board.
Andrew Belcher – Director of Services
Director of Services since 2013. Prior to mirus Andrew held a number of senior management positions working within national charitable organisations, housing associations, a local community enterprises. 20 years experience in health, social care and housing. Holds a post graduate Leadership and Management qualification, currently completing the Chartered Management Institutes Level 7 qualification in Strategic Leadership. Also Trustee of Cymorth Cymru.
Kay Williams – HR Director
35 years professional experience across public sector, commercial and charitable/not for profit sectors. 23 years’ direct experience of social care delivery in Wales. Post graduate qualified and a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. Professional knowledge of Human Resourcing, learning and development, health and wellbeing and marketing.
Alison Corten – Finance & IT Director
A qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Company Secretary (ACIS) with more than 30 years professional experience across both Commercial and Charity Sectors. Results driven and commercially aware individual that thrives on working in collaboration with the business to deliver the Strategic Path.
Senior Management Team
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Neil Yates – Head of Development & Innovation
22 years professional experience across commercial, charitable and not for profit sectors. Professional knowledge of and skills in business development, fundraising, marketing, business accounting and programme management. Member (MCIOF) of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising since 2012.
Howard Jones – Head of Systems & Technology
18 years professional experience working in IT, managing project delivery in the construction, telecommunications, and public sector. PRINCE2 and ITIL qualified, member of the BCS. Experienced in delivering complex projects, managing technical teams, managing secure IT environments, and supporting/delivering complex IT environments involving Windows and Linux, virtualisation using Azure, Hyper-V and Oracle VM, and infrastructure including core switches, SANs, and WANs. History of charitable voluntary work, including as a Chair of Governors for Hillfields/Minerva School and as IT support for a foodbank.
Margaret Falcon – Head of Learning & Development
37 years professional experience across NHS and charitable/not for profit sectors. 20 of these years as a senior manager – Professional Knowledge in Teaching, Quality Assurance, Business Management. Member of the Social Care Wales (SCW) Register. Professional Leadership of learning and development of the mirus workforce at all levels and supporting staff to achieve the required qualifications required to be registered with SCW. Leading in succession planning programmes for aspiring managers.
Kat Angell – Finance & Admin Manager
A qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) with 15 years professional accounting experience across private and charitable / not for profit sectors. Registered as Corporate Appointee with DWP for Mirus-Wales. Professional skills, knowledge and leadership in the preparation of the charity’s financial statements along with giving professional guidance on the management of personal finances for vulnerable people.
Jamie Miles – HR Manager
23 years professional experience across local government, private and charitable/not for profit sectors within the field of Human Resources. Professional management of high performing and lean teams to achieve maximum business efficiencies across a wide range of areas involved with the field of Human Resources. Skills in employee retention and recruitment, sickness management, employee relations and collective agreements. Fostered strong relations with Universities and Colleges for placement and intern opportunities. Fellow membership of the CIPD awarding body held since 2010.
Chris Garlick – Health, Wellbeing & Engagement Manager
Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) professional with over 15 years’ experience working in HSW, housing, and food safety management roles across Local Authority, Commercial, and charitable/not for profit sectors. Professional skills and knowledge in H&S management and management systems, risk assessment, internal communications, ergonomics, mental health & wellbeing. GradIOSH Professional membership. Qualified Environmental Health Office with EHORB registration.
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Liz Hill – Head of Service / RI
Over 35 years’ experience in health and social care, including learning disability, mental illness, personality disorders, complex behaviour, autism, dementia and acquired brain injury. Employed by mirus for over 25 years. Registered Nurse Learning Disability, Registered Manager qualification, Registered with Social Care Wales and registered as Responsible Individual with CIW for Bridgend, Swansea, Ceredigion and Powys.
Shelley Elgin – Head of Service / RI
Shelley joined mirus in August 2021. Prior to mirus, Shelley held a number of senior management positions working within national charitable organisations and the Local Authority. With over 15 years’ experience working in organisations who supported people with Learning Disabilities, Dementia, Complex Physical and Mental Health conditions. Registered as Responsible Individual with CIW for Cardiff, Cardiff Respite, and Gwent.
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