Cerys Thomas

Cerys has over thirty years’ experience in the voluntary and community sector in Wales, including three years leading Wales’ largest Community Development organisation, Community Development Cymru, where she led the development of the National Strategic Framework for Community Development in Wales for the Welsh Government. She also spent five years as Operations Manager, Wales at the Community (now Big) Lottery Fund, and worked as a development officer for One Voice Wales, before leaving to join Resources for Change (R4C), an employee owned consultancy in 2013.
Cerys, a fluent Welsh speaker, is experienced in developing community plans, and recently (2015) worked with four communities in Powys to develop their plan. She is also experienced at asset transfer, having worked directly on the transfer of community buildings and recently supported a council aiming to take over the largest land transfer in Wales, with an event bringing stakeholders together to develop appropriate structures. She is an experienced facilitator, and regularly works on evaluating projects which have received external funding.