South & West Wales Safety Group

Celebrating 75 Years of Safety Excellence

South & West Wales Safety Group

Celebrating 75 Years of Safety Excellence

Meet the Committee

The South and West Wales Safety Group has a managing committee headed by a President. In addition an ex officio member represents the Health & Safety Executive.

The committee members all have long-standing experience in the field of health and safety in the workplace. 

The officers of the committee are:

Chairman: Phill Jones

24 Milford Way, Swansea SA5 7JX

01792 582561

Phill is a former Safety and Training Officer with over 30 years experience in various organisations including Welsh Water, Building Services and Social Services. Has been a member of the group since 1978.

Chaired the Social Services Health and Safety forum for the All Wales Local Government Association(SYNIAD) for many years and chaired the Health and Safety Committees in organisations where  he worked. A part time tutor for training chairmen at the Judicial College after retiring.

Enjoys the challenges of change and innovation and believes that the best employees at all levels are those who feel that they are valued and supported where they work. This includes the right to be safe and healthy at work and  takes an holistic approach by promoting”take your safety sense home with you.”   Firmly supports and promotes sensible based risk assessments. Safety and well being like all other systems is better managed by consensus rather than coercion.    

Secretary: Ann Jones MBE

11 King George Court, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8AR

01792 205051

Ann was the Safety Officer at Swansea University from 1984 until she took early retirement in 2002, when she became a safety consultant, which she continues to be to the present day. 

She has been the secretary of the then Swansea and West Wales Occupational Safety Group, now South and West Wales Safety Group for more than thirty years. In 2010 she was the first recipient of the Maurice Adamson Award for the greatest personal contribution to the Occupational Safety Groups movement. In 2012 she was awarded an MBE for services to occupational safety in south Wales.

Treasurer: Sheree Waldman

07968 058160

Sheree is a  Chartered membership of IOSH (Institute of Safety and Occupational Health) and is a  panel member for the Peer Review.   A committee member and treasurer  of the Group for many years.

Qualified member  of IEMA  (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).

Has been employed with the same manufacturing company for the last 15 years. An EHS Manager providing EHS leadership to the company site by ensuring compliance with applicable (EU, UK and local) environmental and occupational safety regulatory requirements as well as company policies through, where applicable, the creation, implementation, maintenance and auditing of compliance-related policies and procedures, and administration of assigned programs in co-ordination with other functional areas.

Committee Members:

President:             The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of the City & County of Swansea

Vice President:   Bernard Mallows MBE

Vice Chair:            Ian Davies


Assistant Secretary:            Sarah Casseldine

Kay Barnes

Debbie Chegwen

Tracy Dicataldo

Nigel Hill

Rex Jensen 

Vice President:   Derek Winkley

Paul Kloss HSE Ex Officio Member

Scott McKinnen

Mike Murphy

Ceri Rees 

Vice President:   Roy Hewson 
(Recipient of The Maurice Adamson Award)



Phil Rees

 Steve Wathan

Claire Williams