The C3SC Board of Trustees have legal responsibility for its overall management and decision making. Board Members are responsible for the direction and performance of C3SC, delegating duties and responsibilities to deliver C3SC’s work to staff.

 

Paul Keeping (Chair) - Recovery Coach at The Living Room, Cardiff

Paul Keeping was co-opted as a Trustee of C3SC in May 2018, and co-opted as Chair in July 2018.

"My name is Paul Keeping and although my work has mainly been based in the local public sector, I have been working with and alongside Cardiff Third Sector Council for the past 15 years or so. I joined the Board of Trustees in May this year, and was delighted to be appointed Chair in July.

I have long been a fan of the amazing talent and commitment I’ve seen across the city’s voluntary organisations and communities. I was proud to serve as a trustee of Hijinx Theatre from 1993 to 2006, and was Consultant Observer on the Cardiff Communities First Ethnic Minority Partnership from 2007 – 11.
I currently work as a recovery coach at Living Room Cardiff, supporting people in recovery from a range of addictive illnesses. Previously I worked for Cardiff Council for many years, in the areas of equality, scrutiny policy, communications and partnership.

I hope that my empathy for the third sector, coupled with my background and connections in public sector governance and policy will help me build partnerships and shared capacity. These are challenging times for us all, but I believe that by working together we can make the best of any opportunities that arise. Voluntary groups are inclusive and close to their communities, and uniquely capable of helping people find meaning and wellbeing in their lives.

I’ve really enjoyed my time as a C3SC trustee so far, getting to know the staff team and volunteers, and starting to map out some ideas with the trustee board on how we can best support the organisation and its members."

 

Mohammed Ali Field (Treasurer) - Retired Accountant

Mohammed Field was co-opted as a Trustee of C3SC in June 2018.

"I hold a B.A. in Commerce, and completed Certificate level with ACCA. I also have good knowledge and experience working with charities and commercial organisations.
I strongly feel the need to support Charitable Organisations. Having robust and professional charitable organisations is essential for effective service delivery much needed by our communities.

I am semi-retired now, however, am currently involved as an accountant for a small family businesses based in London; as an International Development Manager for Iraq Institute for Economic Reform a “Think Tank”, NGO; as a trustee member of the board of Welsh Refugee Council; and as an advisor for the charity “International Centre for Integration and Cohesion”.

Prior to retirement, I held jobs as a Finance and Regulation Manager at the Welsh Assembly Government (2000-2010); a Management Accountant at Companies House (1991-2000); and a Financial Accountant with Amy Construction (1989 – 1991).

Previously, I have worked on charitable activities as; a trustee for the Welsh Refugee Council (Treasurer: 2006- to date); a Trustee for Family Contact (Treasurer: 2001-2012); aTrustee for the Race Equality Council (2005); a Trustee for Smart Money Credit Union (Treasurer: 2010); aTrustee for Safer Wales (Treasurer: 2001- 2010); and aCommittee Member of BBC Children in Need (2002 -2006)."

 

Althea Collymore - Welsh Refugee Council

Althea works as the Media and Communication Officer for the Welsh Refugee Council and acts as the communication lead for the Cardiff City of Sanctuary movement. She also works as co-ordinator for Refugee Week Wales and actively participates in her local church.

“I became a trustee of C3SC in 2014 as I am particularly interested in using my skills to promote equality, diversity and community spirit, and lead the Marketing Group. C3SC and its projects are strategically placed to make a lasting difference in the lives of the communities it serves. This, however, is not without its challenges. C3SC continues to demonstrate that it is ready to overcome these challenges and I look forward to seeing the continuation and development of this."

 

Anthony Thomas - Retired Commercial and Financial Director

Anthony Thomas was co-opted as a Trustee of C3SC in May 2018.

 

"I am a chartered accountant and trained in Swansea before working in Kenya for over 2 years. I returned to Cardiff in the early 80’s initially in practice specialising in insolvency and corporate finance.

Leaving the practice in 1989 I became Group Finance Director of a quoted company based in Tonypandy making watch straps and supplying watches to UK retailers. The company had operations in Holland and Canada and I managed both shareholder and finance relationships.

I joined Welsh Water in 1992 and was a director of many of its subsidiaries. In particular I worked on the acquisition of SWALEC and led the subsequent disposal of the supply business. I joined a new Cardiff based electricity supply business in 2000 which rapidly grew to employ over 250 people. I was responsible for purchgasing the electricity as well as leading the disposal to E.On in 2005.

I have been a director of Eco2 over recent years developing renewable energy projects in the UK and overseas. These range from windfarms in Betws, Ammanford to straw burning plants in Lincolnshire.

I was also the honary treasurer of Cardiff Bay Yacht Club for over 12 years stepping down in 2016. The club has over 900 members, an annual turnover exceeding £1m and all the directors are volunteers. So, I am familiar with trying to implement commercial process.

The third sector in Cardiff attracts individuals who are committed to their goal, so much so that they provide their support voluntarily. My aim is to help those volunteers promote their ambitions by sharing lessons learnt and my experiences of the commercial world."

 

Ginger Wiegand - EYST

Ginger Wiegand was co-opted as a Trustee of C3SC in May 2018

 

"I currently work for Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales (EYST Wales) in a research and policy role on the All Wales BAME Engagement Programme. I have 10 years’ experience managing voluntary sector projects in Wales, having previously worked at Displaced People in Action and for Cardiff Third Sector Council on the East Cardiff Llanedeyrn Pentwyn Communities First programme. I trained in cultural anthropology at University of Washington (Seattle) and Syracuse University, where I received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to study dance in Accra, Ghana. Outside of work, you might find me hanging on trapezes at No Fit State Circus."

 

Judith John - Scheme Manager, Homestart Cardiff East

Judith has been a trustee of C3SC for four years, and has over 20 years’ experience of working in the third sector with organisations that primarily focus on families and children. For the past 13 years she has been Scheme Manager for Home-Start Cardiff East, a charity that supports families with young children.

“With the introduction of the new Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and the launch of the Early Help Strategy, I believe the third sector’s role in providing vital services will be an invaluable resource to all, whilst working in partnership with other agencies.”

 

Martin Warren - Chartered Accountant 

Martin joined C3SC as a trustee in 2017.

"I have been a volunteer for Young Enterprise for 20+ years, an organisation that helps young people learn life and business skills. I have a strong commitment to supporting the community and giving something back. I am an experienced manager and board member, and is currently a Chartered Accountant with a high level of skill in finance, management and governance. My current role requires a close connection to members and to understanding their needs and issues. I am always keen to give back to the local community and to help those less fortunate or unable to access the opportunities in life that I have had."

 

Terry Price - South East Wales Regional Equality Council and Scarman Cymru Enterprises

Terry Price was first elected as a trustee in 2012. 

"I am Terry Price and I have been involved with Cardiff Third Sector Council for nearly 20 years, and joined the Board of Trustees in 2012.

I am semi-retired but I have a consultancy and training business, and also do some part time work as Development Manager for SEWREC.

Prior to moving into consultancy I was, for 14 years, the Wales Director for the Scarman Trust – a major UK community regeneration charity. In that role I set up a wide range of small scale to large £ multi-million projects in Cardiff, Wales, other parts of the UK and transnationally across Europe. Most of these projects involved a wide range of partners.

I am a qualified social worker, have a degree in Mathematics, and am a member of the only Fairness Commission in Wales (in Newport) and of the Welsh Government's Digital Inclusion Programme Board. I have been a leading figure within Wales in developing the digital inclusion agenda for over 15 years and have sat on numerous boards of organisations including City wide digital schemes, broadband campaign schemes, a local domiciliary care charity, and social enterprises. My experience is in project management related to community development, learning, regeneration and the social economy. I am also a very experienced facilitator and have been a member of partnerships that have won major European awards for the quality of anti-discrimination training programmes developed.

I see C3SC’s role as the key enabler for developing the third sector within Cardiff - helping and supporting its members to deliver projects and services, and acting as a key conduit between members and statutory services, funders and parts of the private sector. I understand the importance of keeping our members informed of important developments and listening to their views, acting as a facilitator to promote cooperation between members."