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WEA YMCA CC Cymru's Council
WEA YMCA CC Cymru is governed by a Council of 20 people – 16 appointed and 4 elected governors. Those elected are 2 staff governors and 2 learner governors. The Council’s role is to provide overall leadership and scrutiny, ensuring that the organisation meets its mission and purpose while retaining its principles and values, at the same time as it abides by the stipulations of its funding bodies.
For Council meeting minutes, please see here.
The Council has eight committees to which it delegates some of its authorities – audit and corporate governance, finance and general purposes, staffing, curriculum, quality and learner experience, Welsh language and Welshness, voluntary movement, and search. These committees, formed of governors and co-opted members with specific expertise, decide and provide recommendations to Council on the development of our strategic direction and policy. They try to ensure that the learners’ voice is central, that WEA YMCA CC Cymru is meeting its targets, is financially sound and is compliant with legal and financial regulations, and that the views of the organisation’s wider membership are reflected in our work.
WEA YMCA CC Cymru Council Members
Executive Chair, Agored Cymru and former Chief Executive of Colleges Wales
|Vice Chair||Gerry Jenson||
Former Vice Principal of Coleg Llandrillo
|Vice Chair||Rob Humphreys||
Director, The Open University in Wales and former Director of NIACE Dysgu Cymru
Youth and Community Work consultant and Vice Chair of Education and Training Standards Wales
National Officer, Wales TUC Cymru
Former Corporate Director of Finance, Isle of Anglesey County Council
Chief Executive, Education Workforce Council
Director of the Caia Park Partnership, Wrexham
National Training Officer, Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Director, NIACE Cymru – The National Voice for Lifelong Learning
Former Head of the Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Wales, Newport
|Appointed||Chris Franks||Former Member, South Wales Central Region, National Assembly for Wales|
Tutor and Community Development Worker, Sylfaen Cymunedol Cyf.
Welsh Government Education Specialist and former Director, Basic Skills Agency
|Elected Learner Governor||Cathy Clark||
Blackwood and Oakdale Branch Learner
|Elected Learner Governor||Rhys Barfoot||
YMCA Wales CC Learner
|Elected Staff Governor||June Jeremy||
Payroll Officer for WEA YMCA CC Cymru,
|Elected Staff Governor||Becky Watson Stubbs||
Curriculum Support Officer: Youth, Community and Play Work,
|Chief Executive and ex officio Governor
Former Head of College, YMCA Wales Community College