Cardiff & Vale CONTEST Board

Introduction

As one of the key priorities for the Community Safety Partnerships of both Cardiff and the Vale, the aim of the Cardiff & Vale CONTEST Board is to provide a strategic lead in threat, risks, and vulnerabilities in relation to counter-terrorism.

The board looks across the UK Government’s CONTEST strategy, encompassing:

  • Prevent: To stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • Pursue: To stop terrorist attacks
  • Protect: To strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
  • Prepare: To mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack

Governance Structure

Nationally, the Cardiff & Vale CONTEST Board feeds into the:

  • All Wales CONTEST Board
  • All Wales Protect/ Prepare Group
  • All Wales Prevent Board

Locally, the Board feeds into the Community Safety Partnerships of both Cardiff and the Vale. Additionally, the following Boards and Groups feed into Cardiff & Vale CONTEST Board:

  • Cardiff Prevent Partnership Board, which plans, monitors, and evaluates the Cardiff Prevent Programme.
  • Cardiff Protective Security Preparedness Group, which brings together lead officers from across Cardiff’s Protect and Prepare work strands.
  • Vale Protective Security Preparedness Group, which brings together lead officers from across the Vale’s Protect and Prepare work strands.
  • Vale Prevent Partnership Board*, which plans, monitors, and evaluates the Vale Prevent Programme. (*Please note: the Safer Vale Operational Group takes on the role of the Vale Prevent Partnership Board).

Board Membership

Membership of the Cardiff & Vale CONTEST Board is as follows. Each member acts as a CONTEST Ambassador for their organisation.

 

Core Membership Organisation
Gareth Newell (Chair) Cardiff Council
Stephanie Kendrick-Doyle Cardiff Council
Gavin Macho Cardiff Council
Isabelle Bignall Cardiff Council
Sian Sanders Cardiff Council
Deborah Gibbs Vale of Glamorgan Council
Debbie Spargo Vale of Glamorgan Council
Benedicte Lepine Vale of Glamorgan Council
Michelle Conquer South Wales Police
Jeff Lewis South Wales Police
Katherine Morris (Deputy Chair) CTP Wales
Damien McKeon CTP Wales
Jane Carter CTP Wales
Mark Davies CTP Wales
Simon Rees CTP Wales
Gareth Evans South Wales Fire Service
John Treherne South Wales Fire Service
Angela Stephenson Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Simon Dring Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Simon Wright Cardiff University
Julie Walkling Cardiff University
Jason Fenard Welsh Ambulance Service
Scott Walker Welsh Ambulance Service
Martin Hessic HM Prison and Probation Service
Sandra Garmson HM Prison and Probation Service
Benjamin Evans HM Prison and Probation Service
Victoria Case Department for Work and Pensions
Dane Marsh Welsh Government
David Bannister Home Office
Achille Versaevel Home Office