CBSA is a not for profit social enterprise and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales.
CBSA has an experienced and diverse Board of Directors with experience in the world of education, employment, business and the third Sector. They are responsible for
- Providing oversight
- Determining strategy
- Approving the medium term business plan
- Approving the annual budget
- Monitoring performance
- Monitoring the business risks
Board of Directors
Mike career has been split almost equally between the private sector and the not for profit sector with a short period in the public sector thrown in.
In the private sector he has worked for stock broker in the city, led a construction and development company in London and the South East, founded and run a specialist Housing Consultancy and was an equity partner in Quality St Ltd one of the first private sector landlords to work in partnership with Local Authorities.
In the not for profit sector he was the youngest Director of Housing in London (for Circle 33 Housing Trust at the age of 24), then became Deputy CEO of Community Housing Association and later led PCHA (Paddington Churches HA now Genesis Housing) through a period of expansion and innovative solutions to homelessness.
More recently he developed the Foothold Group into one of the largest social enterprises in West Wales and is currently the Chair of the Centre for Business and Social Action (CBSA). He has sat on a number of committees including the Objective 1, PMC and Business Connect Wales, and chaired the partnership Board which set up Finance Wales, the Welsh Development Bank. He was for 8 years on the Big Lottery Fund committee for Wales and represented Wales on the UK Funding Committee.
He was the founding Chair of Chamber Wales and chaired the Carmarthenshire Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. Mike also spent some years as a non-executive director of the local NHS Trust.
He is currently a community councillor for Burry Port and Pembrey Town Council and is a member of the National Executive Committee of One Voice Wales.
Janice Morgan has worked for CBSA, an organisation that works with marginalised individuals and communities to raise aspirations and remove barriers to social, economic & financial Inclusion, for over a decade. Before taking on the role of Managing Director, she was director of new business development leveraging in substantial investment to tackle social injustice within West Wales.
She has over 20 years’ experience in working with communities, on social justice issues and in tackling poverty. She has worked in various capacities within the not for profit sector, from a grass roots level through to operational and strategic roles.
Social and economic research has also been a core element of her work over the years and for several years she worked for a research consultancy undertaking evaluations, consultations and feasibility studies. Today her main research interest is looking at ways to measure environmental and social value relative to resources invested.
Prior to moving into the not for profit sector she worked for a variety of private sector organisations in the North of England; having moved there from Wales in the late 1980’s.
A business graduate of the University of Wales and with an MA in Professional Practice, she has one daughter and a dog called Max.
Gerald joined CBSA in 2005 and has undertaken a number of roles within the organisation before taking up his current position as head of New Business Development and training.
Before joining CBSA, Gerald’s work history demonstrated equally nomadic tendencies with time spent working for local government, the civil service, the voluntary sector, health services and, for a brief period, further education.
Despite this range of employers, a thread common to most of Gerald’s previous positions has been work with people experiencing disadvantage in one shape or another: predominantly unemployment and its consequences. At the same time, this work has allowed Gerald to gain an understanding of the needs of business and employers as well as those seeking work. Gerald has a MA in Democracy studies, as well as a teaching qualification. He is also an experienced researcher. Collectively, this breadth of knowledge and experience provide a very important background to his current role.
Gerald’s interests include current affairs, music and reading.
James has a formidable list of achievements that have been built up from over 20 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors at a senior level. He has set up companies in both the US and Europe and advised governments on a variety of health and social care issues.
He is the Chief Executive of Action4Elders, whilst continuing his work as a trustee to a select number of national charities, He also continues to advise both the private and public sector on a variety of matters from strategy through to change management and marketing and PR.
Mike Dunkley has worked for over twenty years in social housing with a substantial track record in both the private and public sectors.
CBSA delivers projects in challenging and difficult situations.
We work with young offenders, the unemployed, with young people who need an alternative curriculum and in situations where society does not shine its light as brightly as it should.
We do so confidently and succesfully because of our talented, resourcefull and committed team of volunteers and staff.