Our Trustees

Our Trustees


Adenydd is regsitered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

Our charity registration number is 1182052. We have a Board of Trustees who oversee the running of the charity. 

Pauline Lewis

I think the best way to describe me is as a life-long educator, learner and traveller. Currently I am happily ‘retired’ from a varied professional career in education. I have worked as teacher, headteacher, adviser, specialist coach and consultant in the UK and overseas working in schools, for an LA and regionally. I believe that true professional learning is the way that individuals, groups and whole schools can develop and meet the challenges of education and learning in the 21st century, the way in which they can best meet the needs of all the children and young people they are teaching and supporting.


I am an active volunteer, I am a trustee of a small local charity, Local Aid, a Swansea based registered charity seeking to improve the quality of life & aspirations held by children & young people with special needs and their families. My contribution to the charity has been practical and at a strategic level and I do enjoy my regular shift serving in Local Aid’s charity shops. I am also a governor of a local primary school.


I am an avid traveller having spent over ten years living overseas in two different countries I still have the travel bug. I enjoy getting to understand and appreciate different cultures, customs, landscapes and especially food.


Pauline is Chair of Trustees.

Joanne Southan

I’m married to Adam and we have five adopted children and a granddaughter. I’m a qualified nurse and have previously worked as a learning support assistant for children with additional needs.


Over the last twenty years I have been on an incredible journey of learning how to parent our children who have developmental trauma and a variety of complex needs. As a family we have realised the importance of having the correct support and therapies available and for teachers and other professionals around us to have a full understanding of what is needed, too. 


I’m passionate about helping to provide effective support and training to families and professionals to help change the lives of children and families who have suffered trauma. 


My husband and family are the joy of my life and have taught me so much. I feel very privileged to be involved in Adenydd.

Rachelle Bright

I have worked within education and training for the past 30 years. This has included working for a number of charities and campaigns; ACET (Aids, Care Education and Training), Welsh Council for Drugs and Alcohol and Time to Change Wales - an anti-stigma and discrimination campaign for those who have lived experience of mental ill health. These roles have seen me volunteer as a carer to those afflicted with HIV and AIDS as well as an educator, trainer and advocate within schools, youth and adult services as well as businesses across Wales.


I also spent over a decade as a secondary school teacher and saw first-hand the added challenges that many children faced within education, having suffered developmental trauma in their formative years.


Rachelle is our Vice Chair of Trustees and our Treasurer.

Olaide Olunloyo

I work as the Head of Finance at Jesus House, London.

I hold a First-Class degree in Accounting with Taxation from the London Guildhall University as well as a Fellowship with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). I also holds a Masters degree in Charity Accounting with Cass Business School, University of London, a Diploma in Charity Accounting with the ICAEW as well as a Diploma in Charity Management with the ICSA.

Having recently trained as a financial coach, I am especially passionate about passing on key principles in financial management especially with the next generation and have been involved in various mentoring programmes.

Aside from my financial background, I am also the Creative Director at Eemage Creations; a creative outfit which specialises in the creation of Children’s Party Favours.

I am married to Ayobami Olunloyo, a Strategy Consultant, and we have a daughter.

Francis Hon

Developmental trauma doesn't merely happen to children who experience dramatic changes to their families. Parents who suffered from developmental trauma when they were young, among many other causes, can also lead to children having developmental trauma. As a father of two primary school-aged daughters, I can understand how environment and parenting are influencing children’s upbringing and wellbeing in a huge way, either positively or negatively. Despite the best will in the world, parents can be tired, weak, frustrated and confused, not to mention economical, cultural and social issues imposed upon the family. Adenydd is helping children and families in these wide range of situations, in many cases changing the course of people's lives. I am honoured to be involved.

I have a background in social impact and philanthropy, serving commercial institutions and non-profits in Hong Kong and the UK. I was also trustees of a number of education and grant-making organizations, where I focused on strategy, governance and fundraising.