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.

Alexia Mei
Co-ordinating Partner - Engagement

Alexia Mei

Co-ordinating Partner - Engagement

Alexia co-ordinates networking events, liaises with venues and seeks opportunities to spread the word about our Agile Nation2 and other projects. She has built a network of contacts among event organisers. She forward plans for the Engagement Team, allocates enquiries/applications and runs reporting on CRM to help the team identify better ways of engaging. She produces tables and graphs for inclusion in Board and WEFO reporting. Alexia provides technical support for the team and for our webinars. Alexia is also a member of the Tech Forum and likes working for an organisation that makes a difference.

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.

Amanda McNamara
Employer Partner

Amanda McNamara

Employer Partner

Amanda works within the Business Team, delivering bespoke programmes for small to medium enterprises in Wales. Through her advice, training and coaching approach she 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.

She has in depth knowledge and understanding of organisational development through effective people leadership and management. She worked for 20 years 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.

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 Partner

Bethan Airey

Communications Partner

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 15 years I have worked across all sectors in Sales and Training roles, and have supported, trained and developed hundreds of women. I am passionate about equality, inspiring the next generation and opportunities for all. 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 run his own business of 30 staff, and as an IIP Practitioner, 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, and 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 Saunders
Career Development Partner

Cara Saunders

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.

Caroline Mathias
Employer Partner

Caroline Mathias

Employer Partner

Caroline is an HR professional with a broad working knowledge of all aspects of business management. Caroline is CIPD qualified in HR consultancy as well as executive coaching. Her experience in commercial business consultancy on HR administration & systems, employment law compliance, employment policies & procedures, recruitment & selection, training analysis & planning and board profiling helps her support our project participants to implement change and best practice procedures that helps get the best for both the business and their people.

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 Foster
Fundraising & Grants Manager

Claire Foster

Fundraising & Grants Manager

Claire is responsible for securing new income through fundraising from trusts, foundations and grant providers, developing products and services, generating new leads, building relationships/partnerships with broad range of organisations that will enable Chwarae Teg to make our vision and mission a reality.

Claire has worked within fundraing in Wales for the last decade. Most recently working with Mind Cymru to increase their fundraising income from the delivery of workplace training and benchmarking to organisations in Wales.

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.

Diane Howard
Engagement Partner

Diane Howard

Engagement Partner

Diane is part of the engagement team covering north wales, and is responsible for creating awareness and participation of both Agile Nation 2 programmes - the career development programme for women, and the bespoke business programme. With over 25 years’ experience in sales and training Diane has developed great presentation and communication skills which mean Chwarae Teg’s message gets across loud and clear. She is passionate about gender equality and helping to empower women to be the best possible version of themselves. Remember “when sleeping women wake, mountains move!”

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.

Eleanor Leyshon
Engagement Partner

Eleanor Leyshon

Engagement Partner

Ellie 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 area. She is driven by the sense of achievement gained when we help a woman to reach her full career potential, or support organisations to implement practices that not only improve the bottom line, but contribute to our vision of creating a fairer Wales. 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 is currently working towards a level 4 qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Elizabeth East
Training and Qualifications Partner

Elizabeth East

Training and Qualifications Partner

As a Training & Qualifications Partner I work with the rest of the business to support our internal and external Learning & Development function, supporting the AN2 project to deliver exceptional assessment and training to ensure our learners receive an enjoyable experience and achieve their accredited ILM qualification.

Being part of the AN2 project has enabled me to work with fantastic women who have built their confidence, successfully gained a qualification, developed skills and realised their full potential. I am honoured to continue to help women in Wales achieve, prosper and progress.

With up-to-date industry knowledge, an engaging style and my caring demeanour, I make all sessions fun and practical and most importantly, relatable to your workplace. I am a Human Resources CIPD accredited professional, passionate about supporting individuals to develop and progress their careers. My main areas of interest and expertise are leadership, HR, people management and recruiting for talent.

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 Partner

Emma Tamplin

Collaboration Partner

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.

Eve Jones
Co-ordinating Partner - Business

Eve Jones

Co-ordinating Partner - Business

Eve has a strong background in Hospitality and Travel and excels in organising people. Eve has been with Chwarae Teg since 2014, working in a variety of administrative support roles in HR, ICT, ILM, and the Women Strand.  Eve has been easing in to her new role from May 2020 as one of the Co-ordinating Partners for the Business Programme, where she supports the delivery of the Business Programme until April 2023.

Gemma Littlejohns
Senior Business Partner

Gemma Littlejohns

Senior Business Partner

Gemma is an experienced HR specialist and has partnered with over 80 businesses across South Wales, to implement improved working practices. Gemma is excellent at spotting opportunities for collaboration and has been known to bring businesses together for mutual benefit. Experienced and qualified in strategic leadership, HR and training, Gemma oversees the delivery of the consultancy element of the Business Programme.

Hade Turkmen
Research Partner

Hade Turkmen

Research Partner

After attaining the award of PhD from Cardiff University School of Geography and Planning in 2015, Hade joined Chwarae Teg as a research partner. Hade both delivers and manages research into gender equality and diversity, 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. Hade has managed and carried out a number of research projects including Perception of Modern Working Practices in Welsh Business Environment, Men’s Perception of Gender Equality, Decent Work for Women and Bright: Young Women’s Career Aspirations. Currently, she is working on Barriers to BAME Women in (Self) Employment in Wales research project.

Hannah Botes
Employer Partner

Hannah Botes

Employer Partner

Hannah is a HR generalist with experience from a variety of industries including; manufacturing, printing, retail, medical, careers service, wine farms, agriculture, hotel and hospitality, tourism and social care. Hannah was brought up in Saudi Arabia, and has worked in Abu Dhabi and South Africa as well as in West Wales.

She has a strong passion for people and Human Resources, and enjoys adding value to her clients by having a strong operational focus in developing people and identifying diversity as a company strength. Hannah has a Business Administration Degree from Cardiff University, and is a member of the CIPD. Her role at Chaware Teg is to help businesses develop their diversity strategies by measuring there current working practices, organisation culture and create an action plan to address shortfalls, implement change and best practice procedure.

Hayley Dunne
Director – Delivery

Hayley Dunne

Director – Delivery

Hayley oversees the successful execution of projects and contracts that Chwarae Teg deliver by leading and supporting staff managing those activities and ensuring they are robust with modern management processes in place. Hayley is also responsible, along with the Senior Management Team, for exploring opportunities for new projects that are aimed at changing individual and organisational behaviours that help us achieve our vision and mission.

Hayley is experienced in European Funding, and wrote the business plans for the Agile Nation projects which she now leads. The current Project was a finalist for the Regio Stars Awards 2017.

Hayley Hughes
Finance Lead (job share)

Hayley Hughes

Finance Lead (job share)

Hayley joined Chwarae Teg in June 2016 with experience from the IT and tourism industry. Already holding a professional diploma in Accounting (AAT) and a degree in Business Information Technology, she is currently studying to become a Chartered Certified Accountant through ACCA.

Hayley is currently job sharing the Finance Lead role with Jennifer Moreton. As 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.

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.

Helen Davies
Learning Development Partner

Helen Davies

Learning Development Partner

I am a committed, passionate and professional educator with many years’ experience across all sectors, from Primary to Higher Education and Work-based Learning. Previous roles as a teacher / lecturer, ILM trainer and Careers Adviser have all allowed me to develop my true passion – the development of people. I love supporting people who are trying to better themselves and my role with Chwarae Teg gives me the opportunity to enable and empower women to become confident, feel valued, work to their true potential and accept nothing less than true gender equality.

I think that it is important to make learning enjoyable, to get the very best experience. I hope that I leave participants with a memorable learning experience that instils the desire to continue with their personal and professional growth. I recently trained as a Graphic Facilitator at The Grove Academy in San Francisco and am an advocate for the power of Visual Practice.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising and running, raising money for various charities and taking on new challenges. In May 2020 I will be trekking along the Great Wall of China with the comedian Rhod Gilbert and a team of 90 to raise much needed funds for the wonderful Velindre Cancer Centre. I’m a fluent Welsh speaker with a passion for preserving and promoting minority languages.

Helen Dudgeon
Marketing Lead

Helen Dudgeon

Marketing Lead

Helen leads Chwarae Teg’s multi-disciplined marketing team. She is passionate about positive social change and has over 15 years’ experience in marketing, communications and project management. Her skills include copywriting, brand strategy, market research, data analysis and campaign planning. Prior to joining Chwarae Teg in 2016, Helen spent 11 years in Australia where she worked for a leading cancer charity delivering a portfolio of high profile national campaigns.

Helen Prosser
Administrative Partner

Helen Prosser

Administrative Partner

Helen joined Chwarae Teg in 2014 as a PA, and has worked as an Administration Partner predominately supporting the delivery of Agile Nation2 Career Development Programme; she has herself achieved the Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills.

As Delivery Admin Partner, Helen reports to our Director of Delivery and works closely with the Delivery team, providing support for both our Agile Nation2 programmes.

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 and an array of training and learning subjects. Prior to Chwarae Teg, I set up a number of small businesses, which has given me a whole new area of experience to draw on.

As the North Wales CDP I conduct our Getting To Know You meeting, which is when we spend time finding discussing their role at work, and which elements of work they feel most and least confident with, and focusing on their career goals for the near future. I love this part of my job, and have met many amazing women from a variety of backgrounds.

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.

Julie Stenlake
Procurement Partner

Julie Stenlake

Procurement Partner

Julie joined Chwarae Teg in 2018 working for the Women’s Programme and later appointed to Procurement Partner in 2019. With various experience in the Private and Public sector industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Construction and Healthcare, Julie is committed to best practices in Procurement and ensuring compliancy throughout the organisation.

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.

Kath Foot
Learning Development Partner

Kath Foot

Learning Development Partner

I have been a careers-educator, trainer and coach for nearly 20 years. Working in Higher Education, small businesses and the third sector means that I am able to bring my life and work experience to Chwarae Teg.

Known for my sunny disposition, and ability to bring training to life (I have been told on more than one occasion that I make potentially boring subjects interesting and fun) I deliver Accredited ILM training, assess reflective reviews and deliver our non-accredited learning modules. I also spend time producing up-to-date and engaging content, ensuring that our learners get the very best learning experience. I love seeing the positive impact of our training on the women we support.

Laura Jones
Co-ordinating Partner - Business

Laura Jones

Co-ordinating Partner - Business

Laura previously worked as an occupational therapist and dementia advice worker, before changing career to work in third sector project administration. Laura joined Chwarae Teg in 2019 as an administrator for the Women’s Strand 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 delivering such positive results for women across Wales.

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 Stutins
Career Development Partner

Laura Stutins

Career Development Partner

It is great to be supporting women throughout their Agile Nation 2 career journeys. From identifying ambitions and setting clear career goals at the initial ‘Get To Know You’ meetings, to witnessing the personal development and inspirational achievements of our participants at the final ‘Review’ sessions, the Career Development Partner role is exciting and varied. I have worked in career progression roles for a number of years and wholeheartedly believe that with the right support and a little determination, we can achieve great things!

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.

Lisa Starbuck
Engagement Partner

Lisa Starbuck

Engagement Partner

As part of the Engagement Team Lisa is approachable, passionate and keen to make a difference. Utilising her communication and relationship building skills to connect people and businesses where she sees an opportunity to make something good really great. Lisa’s desire to support and empower people is demonstrated by over 9 years volunteering and working in the Criminal Justice System to ensure that all those impacted by crime are supported and empowered to cope and recover from crime.

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 sect 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.

Michaella Williams
ICT Partner

Michaella Williams

ICT Partner

Michaella joined Chwarae Teg as Admin Partner for the Finance and Operations team and has since progressed to ICT Partner. Michaella works closely with the Senior ICT Partner to provide support, ensuring we all have the tools and training we need to work in an Agile way. She also assists with long-term project planning to constantly improve and support the Chwarae Teg and its vision.

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. Experience of working within a variety of different sectors. Provided a commercially driven HR service, assisting in the delivery of HR initiatives and strategies. Develops creative solutions that contribute positively to the organisation. Played a key role in delivering a full complement of HR processes. A professional who is providing companies positive support by helping 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 the delivery of all of Chwarae Teg’s policy and research work including engagement with the Senedd, National Assembly for Wales and UK Parliament, managing research projects and securing new opportunities to influence change.

Tash has a firm understanding of the policy landscape in Wales, particularly in relation to equality, poverty, education and skills and the economy. She is a critical asset of Chwarae Teg, leading the way by translating research into policy recommendations for both the UK and Welsh governments by way of consultations, briefing papers and representing Chwarae Teg at events and public sessions.

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 Jones
Engagement Partner

Rhian Jones

Engagement Partner

As one of Chwarae Teg’s Engagement partners, Rhian is responsible for engaging with both women and businesses across Wales for the Agile Nation2 programme. Rhian has experience in working on government funded programmes that support individuals with a variety of challenges, she has also spent time working abroad on various programmes; include teaching English to children in Ghana, Morocco, Bulgeria & Cambodia, leading on a Women Empowerment programme in the slums of New Delhi, distributing food in a food bank in New York, to supporting a mental health awareness programme in Sri Lanka. Rhian is driven by ensuring that individuals from all walks of life are treated the same globally. Rhian is a fluent Welsh speaker.

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.

Rhodri Packman
Marketing Partner

Rhodri Packman

Marketing Partner

Rhodri has been at Chwarae Teg since 2017 and is an experienced marketing and business professional with in depth knowledge of B2B and B2C branding and promotions. With over 20 years’ experience supporting organisations and individuals be the best they can be, he brings know-how, creativity and enthusiasm to the organisation, helping tell the story about what we do and why it matters.

Rina Evans
Senior Delivery Partner - Women's Team

Rina Evans

Senior Delivery Partner - Women's Team

I am responsible for the operational delivery of the Agile Nation 2 Women’s Programme across Wales and lead a team of Career Development and Co-ordinating Partners.

I have been working in Learning and Development for 20 yrs. I started with developing Management and Team Training Programmes for telecom companies. I also worked on several major product launches including the first iPhones introduced to the UK. I have also with Swansea University on the LEAD Wales and ION leadership programmes.

I am an experienced coach, and enjoy developing new interactive workshops and learning interventions designed to challenge, inform and excite. Mostly I love meeting the women on our programmes and helping to inspire them to be the best versions of themselves and to achieve their goals.

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.

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

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