Cynnal Cymru appoints three new trustees

We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees to help strengthen our board and guide our work in creating a low carbon economy, a thriving natural environment and a fair and just society.

The new trustees, Helen Westhead – ARUP, Edward Morgan – Castell Howell Foods and Chris Moreton – NHS Wales, bring a breadth of expertise from the commercial and public sector. Together they will be responsible for helping to shape and support Cynnal Cymru as we move towards our 20th anniversary year.

Helen, Ed and Chris officially joined the Board in December 2021 at a pivotal time as we develop our three-year strategy to continue expanding our services and supporting organisations to turn sustainability aims into action.

Our chair of the board Diane McCrea said:

We are delighted that Helen, Edward and Chris have joined our volunteer board of trustees. To recruit people of their talent, expertise and commitment to sustainable development, is a testament to the work that Cynnal Cymru does across Wales. Their skills and expertise will complement those of our current trustees, and together with our dynamic team, will help turn our sustainability aims for Wales into action.

Our Director, Sarah Hopkins, said:

The team at Cynnal are really pleased to welcome our new trustees to the Board. The Board plays a vital role in providing support and guidance to ensure our work continues to fulfil our charitable objectives whilst responding to market demand. We’re excited to work with them!

Helen Westhead

Helen leads the Environment team at Arup in Cardiff, delivering projects, policy and strategy to drive decarbonisation in response to the climate emergency. She works across discipline and sector boundaries, supporting a clients in Wales to deliver net zero.

Edward Morgan

Edward was raised on a farm in Carmarthenshire and has worked in the food sector all his career.

As Group CSR Manager at Castell Howell Foods, and sitting on other industry groups, he has a broad view on all aspects of supply chain sustainability.

Chris Moreton

Chris is a CIMA qualified finance leader working for NHS Wales with over 15 years’ experience spanning several sectors including financial services, technology, charities and the public sector. He has a keen interest in exploring the intersection between finance and sustainable development and actively promotes the role that finance professionals can play in enabling sustainable organisations.

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