Heartbeat Trust UK is a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. 

We have a small Board of Trustees which is likely to expand, aligned with the planned expansion.

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is the founder and Chair of Heartbeat Trust UK (HBT).

Past High Sheriff of West Glamorgan (2018/19), Henry has held several trustee positions within the ‘Third Sector’, specifically Substance Abuse and Homelessness. 

Apart from his current interest in HBT, Henry is involved with supporting the BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) and multi-faith communities.

Now retired, he has held several company board positions across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, engineering and construction.

His responsibilities have involved Human Resources, Employment Law, Quality Assurance, Health & Safety and Environment.             

Henry has retained a non-executive directorship with a training company specialising in the development of young people within the construction industry.

A graduate in Business Studies, Henry has a MSc in Training & Development and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Professor Keith Lloyd

A founding trustee of Heartbeat Trust UK, Professor Keith Lloyd is Dean and Head of Swansea University Medical School and a clinical academic specialising in psychiatry.    He has published over 100 papers within his specialist academic field.

Keith chairs the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales and The Welsh Psychiatric Society. 

A past Trustee for Wales for the Samaritans UK, Keith is currently a member of the professional reference panel for the mental health charity HAFAL, a Principal Investigator for National Centre for Mental Health, and Chairs the board of Swansea’s Volcano Theatre. 

After qualifying in medicine from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, Keith studied at the London School of Economics, trained in psychiatry at the Bethlem Royal Hospital and Maudsley Hospitals and then later undertook doctoral research at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Keith is a Fellow of both the Learned Society of Wales and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and is Guest Professor at Huazhong University of Science &Technology, Wuhan.

Dr Bryn John CStJ DL

A founding trustee of Heartbeat Trust UK, Bryn John was a GP in Briton Ferry, Neath, for 35 years.  Between 2003 and 2008 Bryn was Medical Director of Neath Port Talbot Local Health Board and between 2008 and 2014 was the Director responsible for Clinical Governance and Swansea Out of Hours Service (now ABMU OOH Service).

Bryn John was also Chairman of the Welsh Medical Committee, BMA Wales GP Committee and Wales BMA Council.  He is a past High Sheriff of West Glamorgan and currently a Trustee of Neath YMCA and Neath & District Sea Cadets.  He is also a life member of Neath RFC and Neath Golf Club and is President of Neath Little Theatre.

A past member and Chairman of Neath Round Table, Bryn is still active in Neath Rotary Club.

Actively involved with St John Cymru-Wales, Bryn was Chairman of St John West Glamorgan Council between 2011 and 2017. 

Now retired, he maintains an interest in local organisations and charities and enjoys the progress of his four children and ten grandchildren.

Simon Tucker

A founding trustee of Heartbeat Trust UK, Simon had worked in a variety of senior marketing roles across Europe.  

Swansea born and having spent so much time away from the sea, Simon returned to set up a marketing consultancy business, based in Mumbles        in 2003.

Having spent 10 years in industry, Simon has held senior marketing positions in the stationery, hospitality and automotive sectors both in the UK and across the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

Simon’s marketing consultancy, Reverb Marketing & Communications Limited, is a well established business with clients across the UK, Europe and USA.   Now Simon’s marketing expertise is being put to good use raising the profile of Heartbeat Trust across the UK.

Simon spent over 5 years as a parent governor of a local primary school, where he chaired the finance and marketing committees.   

A father of an active 11 year old, Simon and his wife are kept busy with a fulfilling family life.
































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