Steering Committee Officers


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Ralph Stevens was a Biochemist with a PhD from Bristol University. Following his period in research, he worked in the healthcare industry for 25 years, developing and manufacturing diagnostic products. Born in Weston-Super-Mare, he “emigrated” to Wales in 1983. He has a Welsh wife, two Welsh daughters and two Welsh dogs. With the exception of one daughter, they all enjoy walking in the Welsh countryside. The family moved to Ystrad Mynach from Cardiff nine years ago. Ralph has been Chairman of Ystrad Mynach Neighbourhood Watch, a member of Blackwood Crime Prevention Panel and Ystrad Community Partnership.



Vice Chairman

Steve Milsom was a Civil Servant at Welsh Government and Welsh Office for 39 years before retirements in 2013.  His last role was as Deputy Director, Adult Social Services Policy where he developed a wide range of new policy and legislation including the Strategy for Older People in Wales and the Commissioner for Older People Act. Since retirement Steve has commenced a part time PhD in Gerontology at Swansea University and undertaken related evaluations of quality of life in care homes; he is also a part time Social Care Consultant with Practice Solutions in Abercynon. Steve who has lived in Caerphilly since 1980 enjoys looking after his two young grand children and is embracing his new status as a Pensioner! The one blot on his CV is that he has been a season ticket and away supporter of Cardiff City Football Club for 50 years but has more normal interests in film, walking and folk music.

Events Coordinator