Hanfod Cymru, Wales’ new national charitable fund distributes the money raised for good causes by Loteri Cymru has appointed a small and highly experienced interim Board of Trustees to help establish the charity in its initial activities.
Meet the Board of Trustees
Deris Williams, Chair.
Deris Williams is deeply rooted in grass-roots community development having been Chief Executive of Menter Cwm Gwendraeth. She has used this local experience to contribute strategically to many national strategies and initiatives.
Wayne Crocker is the Wales Director of Mencap and widely experienced in aspects of disability and empowerment. He has been responsible for many innovative aspects of Mencap’s work, including its international twinning arrangement with Lesotho. Wayne has worked in the 3rd sector for over 25 years working in Wales, Europe and South Africa. He also serves a magistrate.
Shereen Williams is a Local Government Officer covering Newport and Monmouthshire. She has an established profile for her interfaith activities, efforts to tackle violence against women and forced marriage, and supporting the integration of newly-arrived communities. She has been recognised for her community development work, as well as her prominent role to strengthen community cohesion and challenge extremism. Originally from Singapore, she has made her home in Wales with her young family.
Jonathan ‘Jo’ Jones is well known as the former Chief Executive of the Wales Tourist Board and Visit Wales and Director of the Welsh Government Office in London. Few people know Wales better than Jonathan who has wide experience of supporting local community initiatives alongside international marketing.
John Watkin has worked world-wide in the field of television production for many years, while always retaining a deep personal involvement in communities and causes in Wales. Living in Ceredigion he brings the board particular understanding of rural Wales.
Building on the valuable experience of this board, Hanfod Cymru will move, very soon, towards recruiting a larger Board of Trustees to ensure the breadth of knowledge, diversity and insight that will be necessary to address the varied needs of Welsh communities.