December 4, 2017

The Marine Litter Task Group was established by the Wales Marine Action and Advisory Group (WMAAG) to develop a  Wales Marine Litter Action Plan. The Task Group reported back to the WMAAG meeting in May, with a workshop session on the draft Marine Litter Action Plan.


March 30, 2017

I have been delighted to have the opportunity to continue to be the independent chair the Wales Marine Strategic Advisory Group (WMSAG). 

The group brings together a  broad range of strategic interest groups to ensure stakeholder involvement in marine policy and to esta...

March 5, 2017

I was invited by Mark Reckless, Chair of the Climate Change, Environment, and Rural Affairs Committee, to share thoughts on the experience of the Climate Change Commission for Wales with the Committee’s newly established  Climate Change Expert Group. I am sure it will...

February 8, 2017

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to chair an event on housing organised through the Environment Network for Pembrokeshire

The well attended session focused on the potential for local initiatives to respond to the need for homes that are both affordable to buy/ren...

November 25, 2016

We are just 2 weeks away from our annual  visit to our 3 grandchildren, Grace (9) and twins Jack & Frankie (7) in Australia. Last year Grampy surprised them by dressing up as Father Christmas. 

This year we leave for Sydney on December 9th which coincides with  the...

November 6, 2016

Last week saw the launch of the Big Lottery Wales  £13.5 million rural grant programme  with community groups in  Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire being invited to submit projects to tackle rura...

November 1, 2016

I have spent a lot of my career working in education first as a teacher and then working to involve business in education, particularly through supporting the role teachers. As Director of the Teacher Placement Service, part of the DTI’s Enterprise and Education Initia...

October 16, 2016

Last Friday saw Go Green Day – Wales’ biggest green fundraising day run by Size of Wales with support from Cynnal Cymru. Schools and businesses across Wales took part to raise funds to support the protection of tropical rain forests.

The Size of Wales is a unique Welsh...

October 10, 2016

Customers are the life blood of any business and should be the focus for every public service. However, in regulated sectors and in public services there is a danger that the customer voice is less strongly heard and it is easy to think of customers as passive receiver...

October 2, 2016

I was  delighted to have the opportunity to contribute, as Chair of WCVA, to the One Voice Wales annual conference, attended by Town and Community Councillors from across Wales. The last time I spoke to the One Voice Wales conference was  in my role as Commissioner for...

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