Our Team

Meet the people behind the scenes

Sarah Hopkins

Director

Sarah joined the Cynnal Cymru team in January 2020 and is responsible for managing the charity, securing income and expanding our reach across sectors, across Wales.

Rhodri Thomas

Principal Sustainability Consultant

Rhodri co-ordinates and develops advice and training with a focus on integrated management and reporting, Environmental Management Systems and ‘Carbon Literacy’.

Clare Sain-Ley-Berry

Policy and Development Manager

Clare has worked in the sustainable development field for the past 15 years – motivated by the drive for global justice represented by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the opportunity to help organisations demonstrate – and capitalise on – the role that the natural environment plays in underpinning social and economic well-being.

Lynsey Jackson

Programme Manager

Bringing together her design background with digital communication and marketing, Lynsey leads on the strategic development of Cynnal Cymru’s Membership and Awards as well as overseeing the behind-the-scenes systems and processes to help keep us running smoothly.

Bethan Harvey

Training and Living Wage Accreditation Officer

Bethan leads on Living Wage Accreditation in Wales as well as providing project support across the whole team. In 2020 she became a trainer for our Carbon Literacy distance learning course.

Sarah Morgan

Digital Communications Officer

Sarah is a digital marketing and communications specialist with purpose. Sarah works with charities, non-profits and businesses who have a shared vision to create a world that is more inclusive and conscious. Sarah is helping to shape and support our communications to generate conversations, change perspectives and inspire positive action.

Our Trustees

Meet the people helping to shape and support our charity.

Robert Edge is an experienced public sector manager having worked for The British Council, the Arts Council of Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before founding his own consultancy business.

Ruth Marks

Board Trustee / WCVA Sole Member Representative

Ruth joined WCVA as Chief Executive in January 2015. In April 2018, the Wales Council for Voluntary Action became the Sole Member of Cynnal Cymru and Ruth is the primary representative on the Board of Trustees.

Diane McCrea

Chair of the Board

Diane has many years’ experience as a Chair including for Natural Resources Wales, Consumer Council for Water Wales, and Shelter Cymru. She has been a Board member with Transport Focus, Assured Food Standards, and is a Trustee of All Saints Educational Trust.

Robert Firth

Trustee

Robert Firth is a qualified business coach, based in Cardiff. He is currently President of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cardiff University.

Kate Evans

Trustee

Kate Evans is an Energy Lawyer at Capital Law and is based in Cardiff. Kate’s focus lies within renewable energy, as well as low carbon transport and infrastructure projects.

Ruth Billingham

Trustee

Ruth has 20 years experience in the third sector, mainly working in communications, marketing and campaigns roles. She is currently Head of Campaigns for Living Streets the UK charity for everyday walking. Ruth oversees the organisation’s campaign strategy, their digital presence and is responsible for their supporters, donors and local groups.

Robert Edge

Trustee

Robert Edge is an experienced public sector manager having worked for The British Council, the Arts Council of Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before founding his own consultancy business.

Nia Lloyd

Trustee

Nia is the Marketing and Communications Officer for Keep Wales Tidy where she works on a wide range of digital platforms to support volunteers and staff along with events and campaigns.

Robert Edge

Trustee

Robert Edge is an experienced public sector manager having worked for The British Council, the Arts Council of Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before founding his own consultancy business.
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