Len Richards is Chief Executive of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, the most complex regional health system in Wales with 14,500 staff and an annual budget of around £1.4 billion. It is made up of nine hospitals (including childrens, mental health, spinal injury and dental specialist hospitals), 73 GP practices and community services serving a population of 500,000 across Cardiff and Vale. Its range of specialist health services serve a wider population across the whole of Wales.Underpinning Lens leadership is a passion for the people he works with and the communities he serves. For the staff of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, this was evident during the response to the pandemic in the health and wellbeing support that was put in place as they worked in unprecedented conditions. This included the expansion of the employee wellbeing counselling service, the development of new staff facilities including shower blocks, changing rooms, and Staff Havens, waiving parking restrictions on hospital sites, and 24-hour hot food provision from hospital restaurants.