About us - Diabetes UK

About us

Diabetes UK Cymru has an enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers who carry out our work in Wales. Here are some of the staff who are here to help you.


Dai Williams – National Director

Born and raised in Merthyr Tydfil, Dai trained as a biochemist, but has worked for many years with the BBC in London and Cardiff, including work in the fields of education and health promotion. He now leads Diabetes UK’s work in Wales. Both his wife and his son have diabetes.

Chris Headland - National Clinical Advisor for Wales

Chris has extensive experience and knowledge of diabetes both personally and professionally, having worked in the NHS and charity sector (for Diabetes UK Cymru) and most recently as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse in the commercial sector. Chris was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child in 1992, so is well aware of the challenges that may arise when growing up with the condition.Chris is based in our North Wales office in Prestatyn.

Jane Clark – Care Project Administrator

Jane joined Diabetes UK Cymru in June 2009. A food scientist by training, Jane currently also runs her own business working part-time as a research consultant. Jane’s role at Diabetes UK Cymru allows her to utilise her business and administrative experience, helping people with Diabetes both at a local level and across Wales.

Jane is responsible for helping the Care Advisor with day to day administration and assisting with the planning and organising of events and meetings.  Her role is also to strengthen and develop links with local clinical, volunteer and patient/parent groups.

Joseph Cuff – National Fundraising Manager

Joseph is our tireless National Fundraising Manager. With his team of dedicated volunteers, he works to ensure that Diabetes UK’s work in Wales gets the funding it needs to continue. Our fundraising team have an exciting programme of events planned throughout the year, from walks and runs to formal dinners and murder mystery evenings. Plus, they can help you get you own ideas off the ground.

Jason Harding – Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Jason has been working for Diabetes UK Cymru since the end of 2009 and has lots of experience of campaigns and policy work for health and children’s charities. He will be working hard to ensure that politicians, health professionals and decision makers in Wales are absolutely clear on what they need to do to ensure people with diabetes, their family and carers get the support they require and deserve.

Mary Nicholls – National Support Officer

Mary was well familiar with diabetes before she came to work for Diabetes UK Cymru as she had many friends who lived with diabetes and its complications. She had also always wanted to work for a charity. Mary is responsible for much of the administration and financial management in the office, and she also organises many of our conferences and meetings.

Sue Thomas – Fundraising Assistant

Sue has been working for Diabetes UK Cymru for nearly ten years. She ensures our fundraising events run smoothly, and keeps our stocks of diabetes information up to date.


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