Carl has spent the whole of his working life in the Voluntary Sector. He worked for the Church in Wales for 25 years and has held positions of senior management and leadership since 1999.

Carl Cooper/Intermediaries

A native of Wigan, he has worked and lived in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Gwynedd. He is a fluent Welsh speaker. He took up his post as Chief Executive of Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations in July 2008. As such, he is involved in supporting and representing the third sector in many ways at local, regional and national level.