Meet our Trustee – Charles Carter

This #TrusteesWeek we are taking the opportunity to meet a few of the PAVS Trustees, today we chat to Charles Carter, also known as ‘The Chair’.

What is a day in the life of a PAVS Trustee like?
As Chair, I meet regularly with Sue Leonard, the Chief Officer, either in person or by Zoom. She keeps me regularly updated on the various projects PAVS are undertaking as well as how the staff are managing with a heavy workload. I try to draw on my experience in the Third Sector and working for a NGO to give her “advice” and act as a sounding block. Board days are busy having had to read in detail the papers, ensuring that I know the three key points in each one. We try to meet before each meeting and then at the Board I need to facilitate the discussion, drawing in all members and staff attending, and eventually summarising the discussion and agreement. I believe meetings should always end on time.

What is your favourite place in Pembrokeshire to visit?
Apart from the PAVS office I love the concerts at Rhosygilwen, if I am not sailing from Milford Haven
Are you involved with any other community groups or voluntary organisation in Pembrokeshire?
Rather too many at the moment: I am a Churchwarden at our local Church and am a trustee at Picton Castle. Nationally, I am on the Board of Age Cymru and also chair the Audit Committee of UK’s Council of Reserve Forces and cadets (and am therefore on their Board).

Do you have any hobbies or interests?
Apart from managing a large garden, I love offshore sailing

What is the best thing about being a Trustee?
The people I meet and hopefully together doing something to help others

Fun fact about you?
I asked my wife and she said “nothing you can repeat or print”

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