Our Team at Woody's Lodge
The Dream Team
Graham Jones – CEO

Originally from North Wales, I was born and brought up in a small village called Coedpoeth, just outside Wrexham.

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Sian Woodland – Deputy CEO

I started my career in the Royal Navy in 2001. I travelled around the world and did one tour of the Gulf region.

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Judy Thomas – Support Officer (South Wales)

I left school in 1963, which is when I began working for the Ministry of Defence in London.

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Keith Taylor – Activities Officer (South Wales)

I was born and raised in Ashington, which is in Northumberland, England.

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Emma Sleightholm – Admin Support Officer at Penlan Farm

As a certified BRAT, I grew up on military bases in both the UK and BAOR during my dad’s service with the Royal Corps of Signals.

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Kimberley Edmunds-Jones – Veteran and Volunteer Liaison

I joined the Wrens in 1987 as an Air Engineering Mechanic, mostly working on Seakings as well as Sea Harrier radars in workshops.

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Mark Hodgkinson – Community Engagement Manager

Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, I spent my childhood living in Brown Edge.

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Paul Thomas – Support Officer (South Wales)

Originally from the east side of Cardiff, I enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1983 aged 17, where I served for twelve years.

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Timothy Jones – Operations Manager (North Wales)

After leaving the Army many moons ago, I now live close to Holywell, North Wales.

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Steve Owen – Project Manager

I was born and raised in Cardigan, West Wales. After completing my schooling, I joined the First Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 2006.

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Richard Rose – Caretaker, Groundsman (West Wales)

Born 1965 in Hampshire but predominantly brought up in the Midlands, Derby, Nottingham, and Sheffield.

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Alexandra Woodward – Assistant Support Officer (North Wales)

Originally, I was born in Chester and moved to North Wales in my teens.

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Michael Leather – Activities Officer (West Wales)

As the Activities Officer I am looking at a wide spectrum of activities that veterans can get involved in and the list is borne out of your suggestions. If it is possible, we’ll have a go. 

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Tim Cahill – Assistant Support Officer

When the opportunity to work at Woody’s in the third sector to support Veterans and blue light services came up, I jumped at the chance to be involved in such an interesting and rewarding field.

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Kevin Lambert - Energy Advisor

I began my Role with Woody’s Lodge as an Energy advisor on the 1st March 2022 and am very much looking forward to working for such a well regarded organisation & team.

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James Jones – Support Officer, South Wales

I started my military career straight from school at 16. First joining the Royal Air Force Regiment, deploying on my first tour of Iraq in 2003, and again in 2006. Then seeing my first tour of Afghanistan in 2007.

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