The ballot is now open for the 8 vacancies on WCVA's board.

Thank you to everyone who nominated in this year's election to join WCVA's Board of Trustees. We are delighted to announce that we received twenty-five nominations for the eight vacant places available on the Board.

A ballot of our members will now take place and will open on 30 October, closing on 13 November 2018. Voting information will be issued electronically (wherever possible) to our members and will also include a formal invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting - so if you're a member, keep an eye on your inbox!

The results of the ballot will be presented to our members for approval at WCVA's AGM taking place at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay at 3:00pm on 22 November 2018.

The nominees

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Cherrie Bija

My professional experience is over a decade as a Chief Executive, Board Member and Director of voluntary sector organisations locally, regionally and nationally in Wales. I am passionate about our country and the people that live within it...read more

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Rocio Cifuentes

I am an experienced, committed and values-driven third sector professional with over 15 years' experience specifically in the BME Third Sector in Wales. I have led and developed EYST Wales since its inception in 2005, having previously worked for CEMVO Wales.....read more

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Pierre Codron

An educator and passionate advocate for a better understanding of mental health issues, I am currently training as a psychotherapist in Humanistic Existential Therapy whilst working as project coordinator at The Mentor Ring and delivering restorative training as an associate for Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership...read more

Lindsay Cordery-Bruce

Lindsay Cordery-Bruce

Apart from being a complete Star Wars nerd, Lindsay is currently the CEO of The Wallich, winner of Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector at the Leading Wales Awards 2015 and runner-up for the Governance category at the 2016 Third Sector Awards...read more

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Wayne Crocker

I have worked in the third sector in Wales since graduating in 1991, firstly working for a higher education charity as its Welsh Development Officer, then an employment charity as a project manager in Cardiff and since 1998 in Mencap Cymru...read more

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Rhys Dart    

I am pleased to submit my application for WCVA Trustee, a role that I would be delighted to fulfil if provided the opportunity. I have been a charity Chief Executive for eight years now and am keen to play a wider role in the charitable sector...read more

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Walis George

I was raised in Carmarthenshire but settled in Gwynedd over 25 years ago and raised my own family here. I'm still a keen supporter of the Scarlets! I spent 32 years working in the Welsh housing associations environment, including 22 years as Chief Executive of Cymdeithas Tai Eryri and Gr┼Áp Cynefin...read more  

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Liz Girling

I have spent all my working life within the third sector or supporting third sector organisations.  I believe that together, we make a real difference to the lives of the people and places of Wales through our passion, tenacity, cooperation and sheer hard work...read more

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Fay Jones

I believe I have a huge amount to bring to the WCVA board.  On a professional level, my strength lies in keeping organisations on a strategic pathway.  As head of one of Wales's largest public affairs agencies, I help organisations across Wales set clear objectives and work with Government and wider stakeholders to deliver them...read more 

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Robert Jones

I have been involved in the charity sector for the last 30 years when I first specialised in charity audit, tax and accounting. I specialised in third sector taxation and gained considerable experience of not for profits, local government and the NHS within the accounting profession...read more  

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Laurence Kahn

I am keen - interested in charity work - keen to maximise donations, encourage young and old to be involved in charity work.  Use their life-skills to help/promote charity so people can be involved....read more

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Gretel Leeb

I have a long history, including in several Welsh Government departments, of affirming the vital importance of the Third Sector and championing its cause.  My experience spans a very broad range of fields...read more 

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Sara Moseley

We are facing unprecedented challenges to health, social care and to our communities in Wales. The third sector should be at the heart of meeting those challenges and of working alongside people we know will be most affected...read more

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Mike Palmer

In both my personal and professional life I have demonstrated a strong belief in civil society and the importance of citizens working together...read more 

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Gerald Puttock

My most relevant experience in relation to this application to become a trustee of WCVA, must be my 11 years at the head of a Cardiff-Bay education charity that I formed in 2006 and from which I retired in 2017...read more

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Anne-Marie Rogan

I have 25 years experience in the third sector, and am CEO of YMCA Swansea and Chair of YMCA Cymru - Creating communities where young people belong, contribute and thrive.  I am a passionate leader, committed to social justice and the role of the third sector in Wales...read more

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Katy Stevenson

I have significant experience in leadership in the third sector in Wales, and lead Groundwork Wales, the community charity with a green heart...read more

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Joe Stockley

I gained an interest in WCVA after attending an open meeting regarding WCVA's 5 year plan near the end of 2016. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcome, I felt like I was engaged with as a professional, and I felt that my ideas were challenged...read more

Fran Targett

Fran Targett

I am committed and have demonstrated dedication to representing the interests and importance of the third sector in Wales. Having spent the whole of my working life in Citizens Advice, starting as a volunteer in Holyhead, through a series of differing roles to now Director for Wales I can see at first-hand the difference the volunteer and third sector make to people's lives...read more

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Kieran Vass

After recently completing fixed terms as a Trustee with charities in Wales, I am seeking a new trusteeship challenging, where I aim to use my skills, experience, knowledge and passion to help WCVA achieve its aims, objectives and continue to provide its vital services across Wales...read more

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Edward Watts MBE DL

I have been involved in the Third Sector for over 50 years. I am currently Chairman of Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations a County Voluntary Council covering Gwent...read more

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Helen White

I am passionate about making sure the third sector receives the support needed to make the maximum impact and deliver the best outcomes for the communities they help and support...read more

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Catriona Williams OBE

As Chief Executive of the national children's umbrella body, Children in Wales, I have considerable experience of managing an all Wales membership organisation and prioritising issues that are of greatest importance not only for members, but also for those children, young people and adults they work with...read more

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Eleanor Williams

I think what it is important for the members of WCVA to know, is that, if appointed, I am committed to support and challenge the organisation...read more

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Kate Young

Kate Young is currently the Director of the All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers, which is the national network for family carers of people with learning disabilities, engaging with over 4000 families across Wales...read more

Best of luck to everyone who's been nominated. WCVA is keen that our members participate actively in the ballot and we look forward to receiving your ballot paper in due course.

The ballot opens 30 October and closes 13 November 2018

If you have any queries relating to the ballot, please contact Tracey Lewis tlewis@wcva.org.uk or 02920 431734 (direct line).