The Team

The Governors Wales staff team is as follows:

Jane Morris Director

Jane is an honours graduate of the University of Wales. Before joining Governors Wales, Jane’s career has been mainly in education, having taught in three secondary schools in South Wales. She has held posts ranging from classroom teacher to Head of department, as well as Support Services Co-ordinator for Governors Wales.

An experienced governor, Jane has also been Chair and Vice-Chair of two governing bodies during the last few years.


Samantha MacNamara Support Services Co-ordinator

Sam joined Governors Wales in November 2002.

Her previous postions include Courses Co-ordinator at the University of Wales College of Medicine and accounts assistant at a large security firm in South Wales.

Sam gained an HND in Business from Glamorgan University in June 2002 and has recently been awarded a Diploma in Public Relations.

Sam is learning Welsh and has just completed the Cwrs Wlpan.


Ray Wells Regional Support Officer - North

Ray served 36 years in the steel industry in various management roles and has a wide range of expertise in the management of human resources and business excellence. As a senior assessor for the European Excellence Award and Wales Quality Award, he developed in-depth specialist knowledge of the application of the EFQM Excellence Model in an education environment, particularly in areas such as strategic planning and leadership. He has also been an Investor’s in People Recognition Panel member and an IIP Employer Representative for Wales.

Ray has been a governor of an FE college in North East Wales since 1996 and secondary school governor since 1998. He joined Governors Wales as a Development Officer in 2007.


Tim Burke Regional Support Officer - South

Tim is currently on secondment from Wrexham County Borough Council, where he has worked since 2013 in a number of Education based roles, including several years as a Governor Advisory officer where he provided support to the Governing Bodies of over 70 schools as well as providing an advisory clerking service to 10 schools. Prior to taking on his role as a governor advisory officer he was a volunteer clerk at a Voluntary Aided Primary School for a number of years.

Tim is committed to supporting those who volunteer in our schools to enable them to perform their roles effectively and strongly believes in ensuring that children receive the best possible start in life and considers an effectively governed school the best way to ensure that this goal come to fruition.