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PROJECT COMMITTEE

Our Project Committee advises and guides our team. They include advisors in citizen journalism and news, social and racial justice and education, independent artists and theatre producers, creative technology and media, youth support work, refugee and migrant rights, climate justice and sustainable development, business and economic development.

 

Bethan Cousins – New Business Director at Development Bank of Wales. Bethan is a law graduate and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has held a Trustee position at National Theatre Wales for over 6 years, Chairing their Finance Committee.

Charlotte Williams OBE - academic, writer and activist. Charlotte is co-editor of the ground-breaking text A Tolerant Nation? Revisiting Ethnic Diversity in a devolved Wales and her memoir, Sugar and Slate, was awarded Welsh Book of the Year in 2003.

Pryderi ap Rhisiart - Managing Director of Menai Science Park (M-SParc). Born and bred on the Llyn Peninsula, Pryderi has previously worked within Local Government and been involved in several businesses from the age of 16.

Rocio Cifuentes – Chief Executive of EYST Wales. Rocio has led and developed the organisation since its creation in 2005. She is a board member of WCVA and Chair of the Welsh Refugee Coalition and has won several awards for her work, including a Special Recognition award from Muslim Council of Wales. 

Ruth Fabby – Director of Disability Arts Cymru. Ruth is leading the organisation to support a creative and equal Cymru where disabled and Deaf people are vital to the arts of the nation. She was previously founder and Artistic Director of DaDaFest, one of the most successful disability arts festivals in the world. 

Sara Pepper OBE – award-winning cultural leader and Director of Creative Economy at Cardiff University. Sara was awarded an OBE in the 2021 Queens New Year’s Honours List for services to the Creative Economy.

Shirish Kulkarni – award-winning journalist, researcher and community organiser. Shirish is currently researching new forms of storytelling and helping to build the People’s Newsroom Initiative at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Sian Doyle – Trustee for National Theatre Wales and Independent Member for Digital Health and Care Wales. Sian is a fluent Welsh speaker and has worked as Managing Director for TalkTalk Consumer business and Retail Director for Orange, EE and BT.