Dr. Victoria Winckler
Victoria Winckler is Director of the Bevan Foundation. She is a leading contributor to public policy in Wales, having worked in senior roles at the Welsh Local Government Association and Mid Glamorgan County Council before joining the Bevan Foundation in 2002. She has particular expertise on poverty, regeneration and equality issues, writing and researching these issues extensively as well as commenting in the media on them.
Anne-Marie is Office Manager at the Bevan Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2012 from a background in the third sector.Anne-Marie is an active school governor and trustee of a number of charities.
Catherine is a research assistant at the Bevan Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2012 after graduating in Sociology from Glamorgan University.
Researcher – Cuts Watch Cymru
Leanne-Marie is a researcher at the Bevan Foundation dedicated to the Cuts Watch Cymru project. She joined the Foundation in 2012 from a background of research in the third sector.
Finance and Administration Officer
Rachael Simmonds is Financial and Administration Officer at the Bevan Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2010 from a background in local authority finance, and now overseas all aspects of our office affairs.
Rachael is currently on maternity leave.
Sandy Blair is former Chief Executive of the Welsh Local Government Association and Newport City Council. Sandy is currently a board member of the Health and Safety Executive as well as a Trustee of Growing Space, a member of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales and Chairman of the Monmouth Diocesan Board of Finance. He was awarded the CBE for Services to Local Government in Wales in 2005.
Sonia Behr is a partner at Behr & Co., a legal practice in Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent. Sonia has a particular interest in family law.
Stephen Brooks is the Welsh director of the Electoral Reform Society. Prior to joining the Electoral Reform Society in 2011, Stephen was head of the Welsh Government’s independent advisory body on sustainable development (SDC). Stephen has previously been head of Oxfam Cymru, a director of Fair Trade Wales, and chaired the NGO coalition Stop Climate Chaos.
Alun Burge is a committed member of the Co-operative movement in Wales. He previously worked with agricultural co-operatives in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Peru in the 1980′s and 1990′s. He joined the Department for Social Justice of the Welsh Government in 2002, where he worked for 10 years. He is currently writing a history of the co-operative movement in South Wales.
Dr. Gideon Calder
Gideon Calder is Reader in Ethics and Social Philosophy and Director of Social Ethics Research Group at the University of Wales, Newport. He has been teaching and writing about equality and diversity since the mid-1990s, and is currently working on ways in which society and institutions can achieve more genuinely democratic cultures.
Bob Chapman is a management consultant, and a Member of the Board of Consumer Focus Wales. Following 25 years in advice work at Citizens Advice Bureaux and local authority Welfare Rights Units he joined the Legal Services Commission where he became the acting Wales Director before taking early retirement in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, the vice chair of a primary school governing body.
Dai is currently a member of the Creative Industries Advisory Panel, a trustee of the Bevan Foundation and a director of the not-for-profit digital company, Localist. Dai has enjoyed a prominent career in the music industry, becoming Managing Director (and later CEO of Sanctuary Music Productions. He returned to Wales in 2001 where he served as a member of the Arts Council of Wales, a Governor of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and as a non executive director of the Welsh Government.
Cerys Furlong is programme director at NIACE Dysgu Cymru where she is responsible for research & development and advocacy work across the whole of post-16 education and training in Wales. She is represents the Canton ward on Cardiff County Council. Cerys was previously a researcher at Oxford University and a case-worker for a number of politicians.
Jeremy Gass is currently studying towards a PhD at Cardiff University. He previously worked with the Workers Educational (WEA) in South Wales for 15 years and then at the University of Wales, Newport for 10 years. He is also a Trustee of WEA and volunteers with them.
Daran Hill is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Positif Politics, which he founded in 2006, and also co-editor of the online writing venture Wales Home. Previously he has worked in senior positions in Welsh public affairs consultancies as well as being the Campaign Director of Yes for Wales in 2011 and National Organiser of the similar campaign which won the referendum that led to the establishment of the National Assembly.
Jeremy Miles is Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at NBC Universal International. He was previously a lawyer at Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) and has also worked in housing associations.
Paul O’Shea is Regional Secretary for Unison in Wales. He worked in the House of Lords, DTI and Swansea City Council before joining Unison, becoming responsible for the Welsh region in 2002. He is a past President of Wales TUC and was a member of the All Wales Convention, the body charged with examining the case for a referendum on further devolved powers for the Welsh Assembly.
Tim Palazon is a lecturer in the School of Education at UWIC. After graduating from Cardiff University as a mature student, Tim taught on access courses in an FE College, before joining the University of Glamorgan where he was a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods. Other activities include collaborative projects with voluntary and community based groups.
Simon Pickthall is a consultant with Vanguard Consulting Wales, which specialises in helping organisational leaders to improve their performance by changing their thinking about the design and management of work.
Prior to this he worked in a variety of roles at the Legal Services Commission. Simon is a qualified lawyer and has an MBA from Cardiff University.
Jaselle Williams is director of business diplomacy at APCO Worldwide, where she manages international, multi-office projects for corporations and governments. Prior to joining APCO, Jaselle was the European Union policy advisor to Cornwall and Devon, and also worked at the European Commission’s transport policy department in Brussels, and at the Commission’s representative office in Cardiff.