Meet the Chwarae Teg Team

Who are the people at Chwarae Teg? We are a team of committed, enthusiastic and passionate individuals from a wide range of disciplines from career coaching and training to event management and marketing, from HR consultants to policy and research experts who work together as ‘one Chwarae Teg’ to build a fairer Wales where women achieve and prosper.

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Alexia Mei
Co-ordinating Partner - Engagement

Alexia Mei

Co-ordinating Partner - Engagement

Alexia produces different types of analyses for inclusion in Board reporting and to assist teams with day to day operations as well as longer term plans (e.g. building capacity modelling). Alexia has an MSc in Statistics so she is good with data and gets involved in the set up and analysis of data capture forms and client surveys and is using Power BI to analyse the responses. Alexia has long experience working in Marketing so she also creates e-shots using Click Dimensions and adds content to the Chwarae Teg website.

Alice Eades
Marketing Partner - Design and Brand

Alice Eades

Marketing Partner - Design and Brand

Alice develops Chwarae Teg’s work into a visual communication, from fun colourful GIFs on social media to representing key indicators in engaging research reports.

She designs for both print and digital, working with all teams across the organisation.

With a first class degree in Illustration and always developing her knowledge of visual communications, design and programmes, every day Alice looks towards ‘what next’ for our branding and design work.

Alison Dacey
FairPlay Employer Partner

Alison Dacey

FairPlay Employer Partner

Alison is an HR Professional and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with a pragmatic, pro-active, down-to-earth approach and a can-do philosophy. She has considerable experience of working successfully with a variety of organisations and personalities, to deliver value and achieve challenging goals.

An excellent communicator, with extensive knowledge of employment law and equality and diversity, who, as an Employer Partner delivering our FairPlay Employer Services, is not afraid to challenge constructively and creatively, to help shape and develop an organisation and embrace best practice.

Alison Holmes
Training and Qualifications Partner

Alison Holmes

Training and Qualifications Partner

I joined Chwarae Teg in January 2021 as part of the Training and Qualifications Team, responsible for quality assurance of the qualifications and new course development. I have been working within ILM qualifications for a few years and enjoy combining my ILM knowledge with a PGCE and many years’ experience in management positions in a variety of sectors, ranging from Investment Banking to the Third Sector. I am passionate about the work that we do and having experienced many of the issues faced by women, I am keen to make a difference.

Amanda McNamara
Employer Partner

Amanda McNamara

Employer Partner

Through her advice, training and coaching approach, Amanda supports business leaders to review their policies and procedures and bring about positive, cultural change.

Amanda is an articulate and approachable Management, Strategic HR, Training and Equalities Professional, who has worked extensively with both private and public sector clients across the UK. She has over twenty years’ experience of supporting leaders and managers to improve business and personal effectiveness, fully engaging their workforce, to achieve their strategic aims as an Assessor and Advisor for the Investors in People Award.

Andrea Garrett
Learning Development Partner

Andrea Garrett

Learning Development Partner

I worked for 25 years in the Banking and Finance Industry, progressing to Team Leader, First Line Manager, Head of Department and Project Manager. I gained a Post Graduate Degree in Business whilst working in this industry.

I worked for Chwarae Teg on Agile Nation until 2014, and returned to work in the ILM team for Agile Nation2 in 2017. I recently took on the LDP role, delivering our accredited ILM training and non-accredited learning modules.

Andrew Muldoon
Senior ICT & Facilities Partner

Andrew Muldoon

Senior ICT & Facilities Partner

Andrew is an ICT Professional having spent over 25 years’ experience delivering IT solutions and supporting organisations, helping them on their technology journeys.

His belief that computers should be accessible and easy to understand, making us more efficient not making life more complicated is a fundamental basis for his development of ongoing IT strategies within Chwarae Teg, leading to solutions that enable productivity and collaboration in our agile working environment.

Andrew is driven by technology and focused on user experience.

Anna Foulkes
Project Administration Partner (Believe & Achieve)

Anna Foulkes

Project Administration Partner (Believe & Achieve)

I joined Chwarae Teg in October 2021 as a project administrator partner for an exciting new project – Believe & Achieve. This project is aimed at a specific group of women who seem the furthest away from the job market. We are looking to bring them into the scheme to try and get them ready to make their next positive step towards eventual employment.  Before taking some time out from work to look after my family, I worked in recruitment, both for a large company and a small independent agency, and prior to that I spent 14 years doing various roles within a high street bank.

Athina Summerbell
Engagement Partner

Athina Summerbell

Engagement Partner

Athina is part of the engagement team. As an Engagement Partner, Athina's role is to engage with women and businesses across Wales for the Agile Nation2 programmes. Athina is also involved with the Chwarae Teg Sustainability team and is passionate about Chwarae Teg operating in a way that benefits both people and planet. Athina has several years’ experience working on community projects within the private and third sectors as well as customer service management. 

Belen Ortiz
Co-ordinating Partner (Cardiff) & PA to the Chief Executive

Belen Ortiz

Co-ordinating Partner (Cardiff) & PA to the Chief Executive

Belen joined Chwarae Teg in 2015 and is the first point of contact for our Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team. Belen runs a tight ship, dealing with correspondence, managing diaries and organising staff days and all team building activities.

Bethan Airey
Communications Manager

Bethan Airey

Communications Manager

Bethan spent almost 20 years working in private and public sector communications roles in the North East of England. She then relocated back to North Wales, having grown up in the area, and was delighted to join the Chwarae Teg team in 2019.

Her experience spans public relations, marketing and event management, particularly with councils at a local and regional level. Bethan is a fluent Welsh speaker and enjoys shaping and delivering Chwarae Teg messages and information in both English and Welsh.

Beth Baldwin
Learning Development Partner

Beth Baldwin

Learning Development Partner

I love working with and empowering women to take ownership of their careers. For over 20 years I have worked across all sectors in Sales and Training roles, and have trained and coached hundreds of women. I am passionate about equity and inspiring the next generation. My mission is and always has been to support women to find their purpose and be fulfilled in the choices they make. I’m told I’m an inclusive and engaging trainer who brings learning to life and challenges thinking and perspective. I have a Pride of Britain award for charity fundraising and a dedication to making my life count by encouraging our participants to do the same.

Bob Hicks
Employer Partner

Bob Hicks

Employer Partner

Bob is an experienced and qualified HR professional with a proven record of accomplishment in aligning HR policies, practices and processes with business objectives in the UK and USA. He has worked as an IIP Practioner, run his own business of 30 staff and has worked with over 200 SMEs in Wales adapting to a range of management styles. Bob enjoys making a positive difference to organisations’ performance. As an Employer Partner he has improved effectiveness in people management through improvements in gender diversity, recruitment, communications, flexible working, learning and development, performance management and employment law.

Cara Lloyd
Career Development Partner

Cara Lloyd

Career Development Partner

I completed the Agile Nation Programme around 9 years ago and was impressed by the organisations professionalism and passion for fairness and equality. Chwarae Teg’s Vison, Mission and Values are perfectly aligned to my own.

I am an experienced Manager with 19 years of experience in Career Development and Project Management. My role here at Chwarae Teg is a Career Development Partner in the Womens Strand Team. I possess professional qualifications in Leadership and Management, Project and Change Management and Advice and Guidance.

I feel extremely privileged and lucky to carry out this role, meeting so many incredibly Strong and Passionate women who Inspire me to be the best version of myself each day. I am rewarded by supporting women to gain the skills and confidence to reach their potential and to become Strong Leaders in the workplace.

Carys Strong
Employer Partner

Carys Strong

Employer Partner

Carys is an employment and HR specialist. She practiced as an employment solicitor advising both individuals and businesses regarding all aspects of employment law and HR matters including unfair dismissal, redundancies and restructures, senior level contracts and equality and discrimination. Carys’ skills and experience include acting in both tribunal and civil court cases, legal writing, document drafting, alternative dispute resolution, advocacy and litigation. Carys is known for her friendly manner and pragmatic advice in order to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Carys has a passion for equality and diversity in the workplace and strives to improve working practices across Wales in her role as Client Partner.

Cerys Furlong
Chief Executive

Cerys Furlong

Chief Executive

Cerys joined Chwarae Teg in 2017, having spent 15 years working in the education and skills sector. As Chief Executive Cerys sets the strategic direction for Chwarae Teg and stretches our ambitions as we strive to make Wales a world leader in gender equality. Cerys’ role is about building strategic partnerships with other organisations and businesses to achieve our ambitions and empowering colleagues to fulfil their roles as effectively as possible, hopefully leading by example, demonstrating what we can achieve by working together.

Cheryl Royall
Career Development Partner

Cheryl Royall

Career Development Partner

As a Career Development Partner on the Agile Nation 2 Programme, I have the pleasure in meeting many wonderful women in Wales for their initial meeting. I deliver training and provide support throughout their time with us while they are completing the programme, and I help to celebrate their successes and witness the amazing changes they achieve for themselves.

I see, first-hand, how the programme helps women to improve their skills and confidence, which allows them to develop and move their careers forward. I have the best job satisfaction I have ever had, knowing that what I do plays a small part in making a difference to our participants.

Claire John
Co-ordinating Partner - ILM

Claire John

Co-ordinating Partner - ILM

I joined Chwarae Teg in 2013 on Agile Nation, and I was fortunate enough to stay and be part of Agile Nation 2. I have always worked within the Training and Qualifications team. I am accountable for the full co-ordination and administration of the organisation’s accreditation centre, where I am the first point of contact for City & Guilds (ILM), I also manage and maintain a range of ILM centre internal processes and procedures.

I am proud to be part of such a rewarding organisation, hearing from the Women that gain their qualifications is a pleasure and to know that we have helped them to achieve this.

Clare Harries
QPI Partner

Clare Harries

QPI Partner

Clare spent 14 years as an Auditor with the NHS and 2 years as a Practice Manager in a GP surgery, before changing career to become a Family Support Worker for a Children’s Cancer Charity, supporting families and making the Children’s dreams a reality. Clare joined Chwarae Teg nine years ago as an Administrator on the Agile Nation 1 Programme. She was successfully appointed to her current role in the QPI Team, responsible for the effective monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement of the Agile Nation 2 Programme.

Della Hill
Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Della Hill

Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Della specialises in supporting the development and implementation of meaningful change to ensure the focus on improving diversity and inclusion is deeply embedded within organisations and businesses. She is particularly interested in identifying new and authentic approaches what tackle the intersectional barriers that negatively impact people and communities. Della has managed and delivered large-scale initiatives to address structural inequalities alongside advocating for high-level social change within the Creative Industries and Education Sector. She is a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow and has a BA (Hons) in English & Drama and MA in Literature.

Della’s role operates across all levels of the organisation to help drive effective people-focused initiatives and build innovative and inclusive opportunities, products and services within a culture where all employees and participants feel they can achieve and prosper.

Diane Howard
Business Development Manager

Diane Howard

Business Development Manager

Diane is part of the FairPlay Employer team which is the commercial arm of Chwarae Teg. Diane’s main responsibility is account management and development of existing FairPlay Employer subscribers and introducing new clients to our portfolio of products including our FairPlay Employer Benchmarking & Award Subscription Service, Inclusive Leadership Programme and our Bespoke Consultancy Solutions menu. Diane has been tasked with building the FairPlay Employer brand not only in Wales, but UK wide, and having previously worked in the Agile Nation team for over 3 years has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with organisations to help them develop inclusive working practices and create a workplace culture where every employee feels they belong. Diane has decades of experience having previously worked in the commercial sector for many high profile brands, and she truly understands the importance of effective and clear communication. Diane’s down to earth attitude and easy going approach encourages customers to have open and honest conversations leading to a real understanding of their needs and the solutions needed.

Dinah Griffiths
Training and Qualifications Partner

Dinah Griffiths

Training and Qualifications Partner

With over twenty years’ experience in education and training, I love to bring fresh new ideas to the training and development of our learners. Affecting others to cause change whether it is through building skills, developing knowledge or improving work life balance is my passion.

As a Training and Qualifications partner, I am responsible for developing an inspiring Career Development Programme for women at Advancing Leadership level including accredited modules at ILM Level 5. This includes the design, development and assessment of learning programmes targeted at middle to senior management level, through a variety of mediums including classroom based, blended learning approaches and virtual classrooms.

Donna Corry
Senior Finance Partner

Donna Corry

Senior Finance Partner

I recently joined Chwarae Teg as the Senior Finance Partner. I have worked in Finance for twenty years and am keen to use my skills to assist the Finance Lead in managing the internal operation effectively, while supporting the charity with their mission.

Eleanor Leyshon
Engagement Partner

Eleanor Leyshon

Engagement Partner

Ellie works as a Client Relationship Manager for FairPlay Employer. She is driven by the sense of achievement gained when we help someone to reach their full career potential through our leadership programmes, or when we support organisations to implement practices that not only improve their bottom line but contribute to our vision of eradicating gender inequality in the workplace. Ellie has a proven track record in sales and client account management, across various industries including sport and art sponsorship and fundraising, working both with global brands and local organisations. Within Chwarae Teg Ellie is part of the committee that delivers the annual Womenspire Awards and has recently completed a Level 4 Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Emily Loosmore
Collaboration Assistant

Emily Loosmore

Collaboration Assistant

As a Collaboration Assistant, I work closely with Emma Tamplin and businesses across Wales to ensure women achieve and prosper by delivering events and programs within Wales. These include our Hive network, promoting the benefits of modern working practices and our Not Just For Boys campaign which shines light on rewarding careers in STEM industries, to girls and women. We also work on the Purple Plaques project which celebrates the achievements of women in Wales, and the Step to Non Exec programme which encourages women to step into non executive director roles.

Emma Richards
Agile Nation 2 Lead

Emma Richards

Agile Nation 2 Lead

Emma leads the delivery of our Agile Nation2 project for women and businesses across Wales and is responsible for leading the development, operational delivery and continuous improvement of all activities within both programmes.

Since joining Chwarae Teg in 2005, Emma has worked on a variety of initiatives to support women in employment, enterprise and education. Emma has managed the design and development of project services, including Chwarae Teg’s ILM approved centre, consultancy work for employers and Chwarae Teg’s first Business Programme. Emma also designed and managed Agile Nation’s education strand, including the delivery of the Fair Foundations Programme which worked with schools to create gender aware learning environments and tackle gender stereotyping in early years education.

Emma is a member of the Institute of Leadership & Management and a Non-Executive Director of Careers Wales

Emma Tamplin
Collaboration Manager

Emma Tamplin

Collaboration Manager

As Collaboration Partner, Emma works closely with businesses across Wales to ensure women prosper across all sectors and levels in the economy via our Hive network, promoting the benefits of modern working practices and our Not Just For Boys campaign, delivering non-traditional career fairs for women and girls, showcasing the progressive and rewarding careers within STEM industries.

Emma is passionate about improving the visibility and representation of women in our economy and society and leads on the Purple Plaques project set up to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women and cement their legacy in the Welsh history books. She also manages our Step to Non Exec programme designed to encourage more young women to take their first step into public life and our LeadHership programme, providing role shadowing opportunities for women across the Public and Private sector.

Hade Turkmen
Research Partner

Hade Turkmen

Research Partner

After attaining a PhD degree from Cardiff University School of Geography and Planning, Hade started working at Chwarae Teg in 2015. As a Research Partner, Hade both delivers and manages research into gender equality and diversity, experiences of women in various areas and topics, and enhancing women’s participation in Welsh economy and public life with a policy focus. She also explores new opportunities for research into the key issues facing women in Wales today.

Some of the primary research she carried out at Chwarae Teg are included: Bright: young women’s career aspirations; Triple Glazed Ceiling: Barriers to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women participating in the economy; “Society is the Disability”: Disabled women and work; “One Big Juggling Act”: Childcare and Homeschooling during the First Lockdown. Hade also leads the data collection and analysis of Chwarae Teg’s seminal annual report, State of the Nation.

Harriet-Jane Line
Finance Partner

Harriet-Jane Line

Finance Partner

I have recently joined Chaware Teg, as Finance Partner after falling in love with the company's values and the actions/projects that they are undertaking to make a difference in people’s working lives. I am gradually working towards my ACCA qualifications, as financial studies and accounting have always been a passion of mine. I look forward to putting these skills to use to help support the Finance team in working as smoothly as possible.

Hayley Dunne
Director – Delivery

Hayley Dunne

Director – Delivery

Hayley oversees the generation of income through Fundraising & Grants, exploring opportunities that are aimed at changing individual and organisational behaviours that help us achieve our vision and mission. In addition, Hayley oversees the successful execution of projects that Chwarae Teg delivers. She does this by leading & supporting staff managing those activities and ensuring they are robust with modern management processes in place.

Hayley’s background and experience is in the voluntary sector, inclusive working practices and wellbeing. Hayley is experienced in European Funding and wrote the business plans for the European Social Funded Agile Nation projects. The current project was a finalist for the Region Stars Awards in 2017.

Helen Antoniazzi
Director of policy and communications

Helen Antoniazzi

Director of policy and communications

Helen joined Chwarae Teg in 2017. An experienced and strategic communicator, she leads Chwarae Teg’s marketing and communications, policy and research, business development and transnational teams. Prior to joining Chwarae Teg, she worked in Welsh politics as Head of News and Research for Plaid Cymru, and Chief of Staff for Leanne Wood AM. Over the course of her career, Helen has built good cross party links, and robust relationships with the media and stakeholders.

Helena Cannon
Career Development Partner

Helena Cannon

Career Development Partner

I am a qualified Career Coach with over 20 years experience of supporting individuals to make educated decisions about their careers and helping them to make positive changes for the future. I joined Chwarae Teg in 2018, after 15 years as a Careers Consultant at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In my role as Career Development Partner, I work collaboratively with colleagues across Chwarae Teg to effectively deliver and support women in our funded and commercial programmes. I feel passionately about helping women to prosper within their careers, develop their confidence and self awareness and achieve the good work life balance they deserve.

Jane Griffiths
Employer Partner

Jane Griffiths

Employer Partner

Jane is a highly experienced HR and Learning and Development professional. Gaining qualification from the CIPD in 1996, she has spent the last 20 plus years working in the HR profession. She has extensive experience working at a senior HR level across several industries and also has a proven track record as an HR consultant. Jane has worked with numerous organisations ranging from “blue chip” to SME’s. She is highly experienced in Performance Management and Learning and Development and has designed and run many leadership programmes for a range of clients. Jane is passionate about developing and motivating the people assets of a business and helping employees be the best they can be. Fully qualified in psychometric testing, Jane understands how supporting businesses to develop their people can lead to real business benefits.

Janet Halliwell
Career Development Partner

Janet Halliwell

Career Development Partner

I have over 20 years’ experience in training and people management, with qualifications in Coaching, NLP Practice, Change Management, Mindfulness and a number of other subjects linked to personal development and wellbeing. I am also a qualified Mental Health First Aider for adults. Prior to Chwarae Teg, I was the senior lead for ‘people and learning’ across Wales for a large national Charity for 17 years. In the gap between that job ending and working for Chwarae Teg I started and ran a number of small business which has given me useful knowledge and experience to draw on.

My role as a Career Development Partner involves carrying out a 2 hour Getting to Know you Meeting with new participants, gathering information from them and providing career development information and support prior to starting their ILM course. I deliver part of Day 1 of the 6 session programme and all of Day 6 where we focus on further career planning, employability and confidence building to achieve their goals. Finally I complete a review meeting after the course is completed, talk through outcomes and help plan the next steps in the participant’s career journey as well as providing ad hoc support with job applications, interview preparation and so on as required.

Jennie Forey
Marketing Partner

Jennie Forey

Marketing Partner

Jennie is a commercially astute and creative marketing professional, and an accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner, which underpins her experience of managing many marketing projects. Jennie joined Chwarae Teg’s marketing team in 2016. She has managed AN2 campaigns, the Chwarae Teg website relaunch and is responsible for Chwarae Teg’s stakeholder communications.

Jenni Moreton
Finance Lead (job share)

Jenni Moreton

Finance Lead (job share)

Jenni joined the Finance team in April 2011, starting as Finance Assistant she has progressed throughout the years and became Finance Lead in February 2017. She is AAT qualified and currently studying ACCA to become a qualified accountant. Being with the organisation for some time has given Jenni a wide knowledge of managing the finances for ESF (European Social Fund) funded projects. As the Finance Lead her role is to plan, direct and co-ordinate the Finance activities of the organisation to maximise the strategic use of financial resources and to manage the internal operation effectively.

Jessica Hannagan-Jones
Client Relations Partner

Jessica Hannagan-Jones

Client Relations Partner

Jessica comes to Chwarea Teg from a Fundraising and Arts Background, bringing with her creative experience to build on workshop and presentation delivery.

Working with Chwarae Teg’s FairPlay Employers Jessica enjoy seeing the great differences organisations across all sectors are making to battle inequality in Wales and further afield. “Seeing the work undertaken by the organisations I work with and knowing how it’s making a difference is amazing, it’s why I go to work!”

Long term Jessica shares the ambition of all at Chwarae Teg, Gender Equality in Wales. Working with the Commercial arm of Chwarae Teg to ensure our services are available to all and everyone can access support, training and development as an organisation or a Women progressing in their career and in the economy.

Joanna Moorman
Training & Qualifications - e-Learning Development

Joanna Moorman

Training & Qualifications - e-Learning Development

As the Training & Qualifications E-learning Partner, Jo works across Chwarae Teg to develop and build our blended learning offer, ensuring we provide an engaging, high quality service that enables all of our learners and clients to effectively achieve their goals, whether that is an accredited ILM qualification, the confidence to step into public life, or a more diverse workforce.

A qualified teacher, lead verifier and dyslexia assessor, Jo has worked in Learning & Development and Quality Management for over 10 years, and possesses a wealth of experience in developing engaging, accessible and relatable programmes which allow learners to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding.

Working with Chwarae Teg allows Jo to exercise her passion for equality and inclusion, using her skills to support the women of Wales to excel.

Joanne Fitzpatrick
People Lead

Joanne Fitzpatrick

People Lead

Jo is a CIPD qualified HR professional, with HR Management and Consultancy experience. Jo retains a values-based, person-centred approach to HR, having supported numerous organizational and culture change programs. Jo has a passion for driving projects forward by shaping and streamlining processes, motivating the workforce, creating avenues for employee voice and recognition and ensuring inclusion and equity is at the forefront of all decision-making.

Julia Matthews
Learning Development Partner

Julia Matthews

Learning Development Partner

My background and experience has been predominantly in the education sector, having previously worked as a curriculum manager and lecturer within a further education college where I managed and delivered a diverse range of courses for adult learners.

As a Learning Development Partner at Chwarae Teg, I deliver the ILM accredited programme and additional learning modules throughout North Wales. It’s a privilege to see the positive impact our training and development has on the lives of the women we support. I love my job!

Julie-Ann Parry
Training and Qualifications Partner

Julie-Ann Parry

Training and Qualifications Partner

Over 20 years experience as a tutor/trainer, delivering training in the Further and Higher Education sector to adults.  My experience was initially in ICT, where I supported members of the community to become ICT literate, and delivered the ECDL qualification to support NHS staff in new IT systems. Using a blended approach, I supported training using online resources and qualified as an online tutor with LearnDirect.  Whilst working with the Welsh Ambulance Services, I supported staff trainers in the development and roll out of the Ambulance Replacement Radio Project, and later became involved in the accreditation of the commercial First Aid Training which brought income into the Trust. I joined Chwarae Teg in June 2016.  My job is to help support our Learning & Development Partners, ensure quality of the Career Development Programme and to certify that the learners accredited reviews meet the requirements of ILM, the awarding body.  I also deliver training, and really enjoy meeting our participants to watch them grow and develop their skills and confidence in order for them to move forward in their careers.

Karen Neill
Learning Development Partner

Karen Neill

Learning Development Partner

I moved into the third sector over 10 years ago, having held various HR Manager roles. Providing access to professional level training, to people for whom this was a fresh experience, brought a great deal of personal satisfaction.

I have the privilege of working with many women – each from a broad range of backgrounds but all seeking personal development, be it skills or confidence building. I know how lucky I am, to travel with these women, whatever their journey might be, to witness them grow in confidence and skills, each tapping into talents they didn’t realise they had and to become the very best that they can be – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Kathryn-Anne Chivers
QPI Partner

Kathryn-Anne Chivers

QPI Partner

Kath joined Chwarae Teg as a PA with an extensive background in administration having worked most of her career in the Accountancy Sector. She supported the Project Manager with the successful delivery, reporting, monitoring and continuous improvement of the Agile Nation 1 Programme. She was then successfully appointed to the QPI Team as a QPI Partner and is now responsible for the effective monitoring and evaluation of the Agile Nation 2 Programme.

Laura McKeown
Coordinating Partner - Business

Laura McKeown

Coordinating Partner - Business

Laura is one of two Coordinators for the Agile Nation2 Business Programme, and has worked for Chwarae Teg for nearly 9 years. Laura assists the Delivery Team and Lead with the smooth running of the Programme. She supports the journey of the client via our Client Management Systems and ensures that, as a team, we are compliant and able to continue providing a good service to the client and good value to WEFO and Welsh Government.

Laura Jones
Co-ordinating Partner - Business

Laura Jones

Co-ordinating Partner - Business

Laura joined Chwarae Teg in 2019 as an administrator for the Women’s Programme and now as one of the Co-ordinating Partners for the Business Programme, Laura’s role is to support the delivery of the Business Programme. Laura enjoys seeing and hearing about the impact the project has had on the participants who take part, and Laura is proud to be part of a team that is achieving such positive results for businesses across Wales.

Leanne Bibby
QPI Lead

Leanne Bibby

QPI Lead

Leanne is the Quality & Process Improvement Lead for Chwarae Teg and has been doing this role since August 2018 she has 13 years’ experience within internal audit, quality control and data analysis. Leanne joined Chwarae Teg in 2010 as an administrator on the Agile Nation 1 project. Before joining Chwarae Teg Leanne had worked in the private sector mainly in the manufacturing industry but always working within a quality and compliance role within these organisations.

Leigh Beere
Engagement Partner

Leigh Beere

Engagement Partner

Leigh is part of the Engagement Team, working to raise awareness of Chwarae Teg’s vision and driving engagement in the Agile Nation 2 projects across the South Wales. When Leigh looked into what Chwarae Teg were trying to achieve, she felt compelled to be a part of their mission and help every woman reach their full potential. Leigh comes from a corporate background and has experienced first hand the importance of inclusive and diverse working practices and is driven by the sense of achievement when helping organisations contribute to our vision of creating a fairer Wales where all women achieve and Prosper. She uses various platforms to engage with potential programme participants creating engaging and informative content to connect and build meaningful relationships.

Liz Wilson
Director – Finance & Operations

Liz Wilson

Director – Finance & Operations

Liz is a fellow the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Having over 25 years operating at Director level, with experience within the private sector for working with marketing, IT and publishing companies. Liz has worked within the charity sector for the last 13 years.

Liz’s key skills lie in making strategic and operational changes to work smarter not harder! She has the ability to cope with changing environments and priorities and more importantly working and developing a diverse team to achieve our objectives. Having the experience in operating at a strategic level, allows Liz to have the input into helping shape the future of the Chwarae Teg.

Mair Rowlands
Co-ordinating Partner - Women

Mair Rowlands

Co-ordinating Partner - Women

I joined Chwarae Teg with an extensive background in administration and finance, having worked in retail and for a local catering supplies company. As project co-ordinator, I support the successful delivery, reporting, monitoring and continuous improvement of the Women’s Programme. I am proud to be supporting programme delivery through proactive administration and co-ordination of activities across the Agile Nation 2 project.

Maggie Edwards
Senior Engagement Partner

Maggie Edwards

Senior Engagement Partner

Maggie leads Chwarae Teg’s Engagement Team. The team is responsible for engaging with both women and businesses across Wales for the Agile Nation 2 programmes. Maggie has a get it done attitude and is a real team player, while ensuring standards and quality are always the number one priority. Maggie is passionate about equality for all and making a difference to people’s lives.

Michelle Holland
Employer Partner

Michelle Holland

Employer Partner

Michelle is a HR Generalist with strong business acumen and a solid background of working with the business at all levels within a variety of different sectors. Provides a commercially driven HR service, assisting in the delivery of HR initiatives and strategies. Develops creative solutions that contribute positively to the organisation. Plays a key role in delivering a full complement of HR processes for businesses to succeed with their people management. Michelle has a passion for delivering the message of promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Provides companies with positive and creative support to help implement best practice in businesses across Wales.

Natalie Griffiths
Training & Qualifications Lead

Natalie Griffiths

Training & Qualifications Lead

I manage the Training and Qualifications Team and our ILM Approved Centre for Chwarae Teg. Leading the Training and Qualification and Learning Development Partners to support development and delivery of training to our clients, to ensure they receive a quality learning experience.

I have worked in the charity sector for almost 20 years and joined Chwarae Teg as part of the delivery team for Agile Nation in 2009. My main areas of interest and expertise are in leadership, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, and developing training courses, which are relatable to the workplace.

Being part of the AN2 project enables me to work with a fantastic team who embody the ethos of continuous improvement to offer training and support to women to successfully gain a qualification, developing their skills and confidence along the way in order to realise their full potential.

Natasha Davies
Policy and Research Lead

Natasha Davies

Policy and Research Lead

Tash oversees all of Chwarae Teg’s policy and research work, including our engagement with the Senedd, Welsh Government, Westminster and UK Government. Tash ensures that we translate research into clear policy recommendations focused on tackling the structural causes of gender inequality, and seeks out new opportunities to influence change.

Tash has a firm understanding of the policy landscape in Wales, particularly in relation to equality, poverty, skills and the economy. She is a critical asset of Chwarae Teg, having recently led on the Gender Equality Review and our Manifesto for a Gender Equal Wales, and frequently represents Chwarae Teg at events and public sessions.

Nicole Bray
Digital Learning Co-ordinating Partner

Nicole Bray

Digital Learning Co-ordinating Partner

As the Digital Learning Co-ordinating Partner, I look after our online classroom, CT Connect, acting as the first point of contact for queries from learners and staff members, and providing technical support on delivery days. I also assist with the development of training materials including building content to support our blended learning offer. I find it very rewarding to work for Chwarae Teg, and love hearing about the positive impact that the programme has on women.

Penny Gregory
Senior Training & Qualifications Partner

Penny Gregory

Senior Training & Qualifications Partner

I joined Chaware Teg in 2016 following a 30 year career in Royal Mail. As Senior Training & Qualifications Partner, I lead a team of Learning and Development Partners who deliver Chwarae Teg’s progressive Career Development Programmes. I am jointly responsible with the T&Q Lead for the quality, design and delivery of learning and development programmes and approach to blended learning. I scope materials, manage feedback and ensure delivery is adhering to organisational and accreditation standards and work within the ILM Centre, to ensure high standards of delivery and assessment that meets learners’ expectations, project and awarding body quality standards.

Rachel Wilson
Engagement Partner

Rachel Wilson

Engagement Partner

Rachel is part of the engagement team. As an engagement partner Rachel’s role is to engage with women and businesses across Wales for the Agile Nation2 programmes. Rachel is also involved with the Women Construct Wales project, helping women develop skills, knowledge and pursuing employment in the construction industry. Rachel has several years’ experience working on funded projects within the local authority and third sector. Rachel is passionate about making a difference in a person’s life and strives to share the vision of Chwarae Teg in both her professional and personal life. Rachel is committed to self-improvement and is currently working towards her ILM Level 4 in Leadership and Management.

Rhian Walstow
Learning Development Partner

Rhian Walstow

Learning Development Partner

With over 25 years’ experience in education, I am a firm believer in the concept of life-long learning. Whether it’s a formal qualification or learning to develop confidence and self-awareness, it is something that I enjoy sharing to help people feel more empowered.

My main areas of interest and expertise are leadership, teamwork and psychology. With expertise in fitness and outdoor activities too, I believe that health and well-being is part of becoming more self-aware; and can help develop confidence that contributes in many ways.

I thoroughly enjoy delivering our learning modules and it’s great meeting all the participants and learning about their work and experiences; and particularly, helping them to realise their potential.

Rina Evans
Senior Delivery Partner - Women's Team

Rina Evans

Senior Delivery Partner - Women's Team

Rina is a CIPD qualified learning and development specialist. She was previously responsible for the delivery of the Chwarae Teg’s AN2 Women’s Programme. She now oversees the design, development and delivery of the FairPlay Employer learning and development activity. Rina has over 20 years experience developing management and team programmes for telecoms companies including BT, O2 and Telefonica. She also worked with Swansea University on the LEAD Wales and ION leadership programmes. She is an experienced coach and passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion. She enjoys putting together training interventions for organisations and individuals designed to challenge, inform and excite.

Sian Davies
Career Development Partner

Sian Davies

Career Development Partner

I joined Chwarae Teg in 2017 with extensive experience in management, education and advice and guidance. My role as Career Development Partner within the women’s Programme has allowed me to utilise my experience, skills and knowledge to support women in their learning and career journey. I am passionate about my role and gain extreme satisfaction from being a part of the career development programme, witnessing first-hand the positive impact that the programme has on women. From the initial Getting to Know You meeting to the review upon completion of the programme, my role is to support women to recognise their skills and strengths, develop their confidence and to encourage them to define and plan their career goals.

As a busy mother of two, I appreciate that it is sometimes difficult for women to have the chance to reflect on their career journey and to focus on their career development and I am proud to be part of a programme which actively promotes this and has such a positive impact on the lives of women.

Siân Jones
Coaching & Mentoring Partner

Siân Jones

Coaching & Mentoring Partner

Siân is a qualified coach, mentor and trainer as well as an accredited Emotional Intelligence consultant. With an extensive background career in communications and public relations, Siân has held a range of leadership positions in the private and public sectors. Passionate about equality, purpose and wellbeing and the transformational results that can be achieved through coaching and mentoring, Siân develops coaching and mentoring initiatives that deliver strategic and positive outcomes on an organisational, team and individual basis.

Stephanie Griffiths
Commercial Director

Stephanie Griffiths

Commercial Director

Stephanie has strategic oversight and operational leadership of Chwarae Teg’s commercial enterprise. Responsible for planning, developing and implementing income generation and surplus raising activities based on Chwarae Teg’s goals and objectives. Stephanie has a proven record of leading from the front, managing successful sales teams for global organisations, while juggling multiple responsibilities in high pressure, targeted environments. Stephanie is passionate about equality for all and driven by positive societal changes.

Tomos Evans
Policy & Public Affairs Partner

Tomos Evans

Policy & Public Affairs Partner

Tomos supports Chwarae Teg’s public affairs and policy work. In his role, he’s responsible for our engagement with the Senedd, Welsh Government, Westminster and UK Government. Tomos works to identify the change needed to tackle the structural causes of gender inequality through drafting policy papers, consultation responses and articles. Tomos has a detailed knowledge of Welsh politics and policy and is currently in the process of finishing his PhD in British politics from the University of Bath.

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