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Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru

Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru supports the development of the work of the Trust through engagement in the social, economic, political and cultural life of Wales.

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The Board brings knowledge of Wales, its culture, people, and needs to the Trust. Working at a political/governmental level and with other key bodies in Wales to influence Wales’ strategies and plans as they relate to waterways. It also advises the Trust on Welsh Government policy and priorities, and acts as a support and sounding board for the trustees, executive and senior management on Welsh matters.

The Board has up to 10 members, whom have experience of working with existing partner organisations and includes people with wider connections in Wales including from public, charitable and private sectors.  

Their key areas of expertise are health and well-being; tourism and audience development; natural, built and social heritage; the arts; skills, employment and education; regeneration and economic development and funding. 

Members

Nigel Annett CBE
Nigel recently stepped down as managing director of Welsh Water and is co-founder of Glas Cymru, the not-for-profit company that successfully took over the ownership of Welsh Water back in 2001, a move which resulted in the water industry in Wales being owned on behalf of its customers. He is currently a non-executive director of the Principality Building Society, and a trustee of Community Foundation in Wales. Nigel is a keen cyclist which includes regular rides along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

Paul Thomas
Paul is Head of Cardiff University’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership, prior to that Paul managed Cardiff University’s Innovation network. He is the elected Welsh Representative on the UK KTP National Forum, has over 20 years’ experience in the management and delivery of large projects and programmes within HE and industry. Paul has a close affinity with the water and holds a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence. As an RYA instructor Paul trains undergraduates in navigation and seamanship, at sea and along our rivers and canals. Paul is also a magistrate in the local community.  

Dr Ruth Hall CB
Ruth is a non-executive director of Natural Resources Wales, a National Trust Council member and a governor of Wales’ Public Policy Institute. She was Chief Medical Officer for Wales until 2005 and is currently chair of the mid-Wales Healthcare Collaborative. Ruth has been on NICE’s Public Health Advisory Board since 2005.

Carys Howell
Carys Howell is a trustee of the National Museum Wales, cycling charity Pedal Power and was External Affairs Manager for the National Trust in Wales and previously worked for the BBC in East Anglia as a producer and broadcaster and a member of the Heritage Lottery Fund Committee for Wales.

Peter Ogden BSc. MRTPI
Currently Director of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, having previously been Planning Policy Manager for the Snowdonia National Park Authority.  Also a Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas, Chairman of the Brecon Beacons Trust and a Board member of EUROPARC Atlantic Isles.

Dr Helen Paterson
Helen is the Chief Executive at Wrexham County Borough Council. She was previously Strategic Director for Transformation  and prior to that Executive Director of Children’s Services in Sunderland.

Duncan Smith
Chief Officer at Torfaen County Borough Council having responsibility for Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection. He is a Chartered Town Planner with a range of experience across local government over a 38 year span with a particular interest in regeneration.

Philip Thomas
Philip has a Masters in Ethnomusicology and is a Project Associate for the Young Foundation, working on a Citizens Driven Health project for the Welsh Government. He previously worked for Age Cymru as artistic director of the Gwanwyn festival of arts. Summer 2014 saw the publication in various formats of his first children’s book.

Celia Jenkins MA Cantab   
Celia has a professional background in marketing and communications both for the Financial Times Group and as a consultant. With her husband she has also renovated, built and converted many buildings into homes including her current holiday cottage business on the Llangollen Canal. She is a magistrate on the North-east Wales bench, currently deputy chair of the youth panel.  Celia is also a member of the Lord Chancellor's North Wales and Clwyd Advisory Committees, on the board of Wrexham Glyndwr University and the Executive Committee of the League of Friends of the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital at Gobowen.  She was High Sheriff of Clwyd 2013-2014.

David Hagg
David is chief executive of Stroud District Council. His authority is leading the award winning restoration of the Cotswold Canal in the Stroud Valleys. Recent awards include the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the Living Waterways Awards and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has been a member of a wide range of regional and national bodies, the most recent being as a Commissioner on the Low Commission.

Brenda Harvey
For the past five years Brenda has run her own company providing management and consultancy advice.  Previously, Brenda spent nearly 30 years working in local government. She is a qualified town planner who has worked on regeneration and partnership projects throughout her career. 

 

Mae Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru yn helpu i ddatblygu gwaith yr Ymddiriedolaeth trwy gymryd rhan ym mywyd cymdeithasol, economaidd, gwleidyddol a diwylliannol Cymru.

Mae’r Bwrdd yn cyflwyno gwybodaeth am Gymru, ei diwylliant, ei phobl a’i hanghenion gerbron yr Ymddiriedolaeth.  Mae’n gweithio ar lefel wleidyddol/llywodraeth a chyda chyrff eraill yng Nghymru er mwyn dylanwadu ar strategaethau a pholisïau Cymreig sy’n ymwneud â’r dyfrffyrdd.  Hefyd, mae’n cynghori’r Ymddiriedolaeth ar bolisïau a blaenoriaethau Llywodraeth Cymru, ac yn gyfrwng cymorth a thrafod syniadau i’r ymddiriedolwyr, swyddogion gweithredol a’r uwch-reolwyr ar faterion yn ymwneud â Chymru.

Mae gan y Bwrdd hyd at ddeg aelod sydd â phrofiad o weithio gyda sefydliadau partner cyfredol ac yn cynnwys pobl â chysylltiadau ehangach yng Nghymru gan gynnwys rhai o’r sectorau cyhoeddus, elusennol a phreifat.

Ymhlith eu prif feysydd arbenigedd mae iechyd a lles; twristiaeth a datblygu cynulleidfaoedd; y dreftadaeth naturiol, adeiledig a chymdeithasol; byd y celfyddydau; sgiliau, addysg a chyflogaeth; adfywio a datblygu economaidd a chyllid.

Aelodau

Nigel Annett, CBE 
Yn ddiweddar, gadawodd Nigel ei rôl fel rheolwr gyfarwyddwr Dŵr Cymru ac mae’n gyd-sylfaenydd Glas Cymru, cwmni dielw a lwyddodd i gymryd yr awenau gan gwmni Dŵr Cymru yn 2001 - cam a sicrhaodd bod y diwydiant dwr yng Nghymru yn nwylo’r cwsmeriaid. Ar hyn o bryd, mae’n gyfarwyddwr anweithredol cymdeithas adeiladu’r Principality, ac yn ymddiriedolwr y Sefydliad Cymunedol yng Nghymru.

Mae Nigel yn feiciwr brwd, ac yn mynd ar deithiau rheolaidd ar hyd Camlas Mynwy ac Aberhonddu.

Paul Thomas 
Mae Paul yn bennaeth Partneriaeth Trosglwyddo Gwybodaeth Prifysgol Caerdydd, a chyn hynny, bu’n rheoli rhwydwaith Arloesi Prifysgol Caerdydd. Mae’n aelod o ddau fwrdd llywio’r Brifysgol ac yn Ynad. Cafodd ei ethol yn gynrychiolydd Cymru ar Fwrdd Trosglwyddo Gwybodaeth y DU. Mae ganddo ugain mlynedd a mwy o brofiad o reoli a chyflawni rhaglenni a phrosiectau ym myd addysg uwch a diwydiant.

Dr Ruth Hall CB
Mae Ruth yn gyfarwyddwr anweithredol Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru, yn aelod o Gyngor yr Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol ac yn llywodraethwr Sefydliad Polisi Cyhoeddus Cymru. Hi oedd Prif Swyddog Meddygol Cymru tan 2005, ac ar hyn o bryd, mae’n gadeirydd Grŵp Cydweithredol Gofal Iechyd y Canolbarth.  Mae’n aelod o Fwrdd Cynghori ar Iechyd Cyhoeddus NICE ers 2005.

Carys Howell
Mae Carys Howell yn un o ymddiriedolwyr yr elusen feicio Pedal Power, a bu’n Rheolwr Materion Allweddol yr Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yng Nghymru. Cyn hynny, bu’n gynhyrchydd a darlledwraig gyda’r BBC yn East Anglia ac yn aelod o Bwyllgor Cronfa Dreftadaeth y Loteri ar gyfer Cymru.

Peter Ogden BSc. MRTPI
Peter yw cyfarwyddwr presennol Ymgyrch Diogelu Cymru Wledig, ar ôl bod yn Rheolwr Cynllunio Polisi ar gyfer Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri. Mae hefyd yn aelod o Gomisiwn y Byd ar Ardaloedd Gwarchodedig, yn gadeirydd Ymddiriedolaeth Bannau Brycheiniog ac yn aelod o fwrdd EUROPARC Atlantic Isles.

Dr Helen Paterson
Prif Weithredwr Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Wrecsam yw Helen. Cyn hynny, bu’n Gyfarwyddwr Strategol Trawsnewid a chyn hynny yn Gyfarwyddwr Gweithredol Gwasanaethau Plant Sunderland.

Duncan Smith
Duncan yw Prif Weithredwr Cymdogaethau, Cynllunio a Diogelu’r Cyhoedd Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Torfaen. Mae’n gynllunydd tref siartredig gyda 38 mlynedd o brofiad eang ar draws llywodraeth leol, gyda diddordeb arbennig mewn adfywio.

Philip Thomas
Mae gan Philip radd Meistr mewn Ethnogerddoreg ac mae’n gymrawd prosiect y Young Foundation, ac yn gweithio ar brosiect iechyd sy’n canolbwyntio ar ddinasyddion ar ran Llywodraeth Cymru. Cyn hynny, bu’n gyfarwyddwr artistig gŵyl gelfyddydol ‘Gwanwyn’ ar gyfer Age Cymru. Cyhoeddodd ei lyfr cyntaf i blant, mewn sawl fformat, yn ystod haf 2014.

Celia Jenkins MA Cantab
Mae gan Celia gefndir proffesiynol ym myd marchnata a chyfathrebu ar gyfer y Financial Times Group ac fel ymgynghorydd. Law yn llaw â’i gwr, mae hefyd wedi adfer, adeiladu ac addasu sawl adeilad yn gartref gan gynnwys ei busnes bwthyn gwyliau cyfredol ar hyd camlas Llangollen. Mae’n ynad ar fainc Gogledd-ddwyrain Cymru, ac yn ddirprwy gadeirydd y panel ieuenctid ar hyn o bryd. Mae Celia hefyd yn aelod o Bwyllgorau Cynghori Gogledd Cymru a Chlwyd yr Arglwydd Ganghellor, yn aelod o fwrdd Prifysgol Glyndŵr Wrecsam a phwyllgor gweithredol Cynghrair y Cyfeillion Ysbyty Robert Jones ac Agnes Hunt, Gobowen. Hi oedd Uchel Siryf Clwyd yn 2013-2014.

David Hagg
Prif Weithredwr Cyngor Dosbarth Stroud yw David. Mae’r awdurdod hwnnw’n arwain y gwaith hynod lwyddiannus o adfer Camlas Cotswold yng Nghymoedd Stroud. Yn ddiweddar, mae’r gwaith wedi ei wobrwyo gan Ymgyrch Diogelu Lloegr Wledig (CPRE), Dyfroedd Byw a Sefydliad y Peirianwyr Sifil. Bu’n aelod o amrywiaeth eang o sefydliadau rhanbarthol a chenedlaethol, gan gynnwys bod yn un o Gomisiynwyr Comisiwn Low yn ddiweddar.

Brenda Harvey
Dros y pum mlynedd diwethaf mae Brenda wedi rhedeg ei chwmni ei hun, sy’n darparu cyngor rheoli ac ymgynghori.

Cyn hynny, bu Brenda yn gweithio ym maes llywodraeth leol am bron i 30 mlynedd. Mae’n gynllunydd tref cymwysedig sydd wedi gweithio ar brosiectau adfywio a phartneriaeth gydol ei gyrfa.  

Last date edited: 22 May 2017