Iwan Trefor Jones

Chief Executive

Iwan is the Group Chief Executive at Adra, having joined as Deputy Chief Executive in 2019.

Prior to this, Iwan was a Corporate Director at Gwynedd Council for 16 years, providing strategic leadership for several services including education, economic development, highways and municipal services, planning and regeneration. He was also the Lead Director for the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, leading on the successful Growth Plan for North Wales (£1 billion) bid, working closely with the private sector across the region.

Iwan is also the Chair of Gafael Llaw, a local charity which supports children and young people in the area who suffer from cancer.

Iwan is passionate about working in partnership, especially to address inequality and to create opportunities. His goal is to use his diverse skills to make a real and genuine difference – at Adra, Gafael Llaw and within his local community.


Sarah Schofield

Director of Customers and Communities

Sarah worked for Bolton Council as Assistant Director of Neighbourhood & Regulatory Services before joining Adra. Before her time at Bolton Council, she previously worked for Burnley Council and Tameside Council.

As well as being a graduate in Environmental Health & Housing, Sarah is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Environmental Health. Further to her public sector roles, Sarah has also worked in various customer services roles in the private sector.

Sarah is a fluent Welsh Speaker having attended a Welsh medium school and studied further education at Bangor University.


Rhys Parry

Director of Resources

Rhys has worked in senior finance roles for 30 years across various sectors, including higher education, local government, the housing sector and the private sector. Before joining CCG in 2015 he worked at Bangor University for ten years.

After graduating from Manchester University with a joint honours degree in Mathematics and Information Technology, he qualified as an accountant and is a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is Chair of Governors of a local primary school, is a Welsh speaker and is married with two children.