Stonewall Cymru’s Director, Andrew, has a background in the private and public sectors having developed the business of global advertising and communications company TMP Worldwide in Wales, before moving to head up the Health and Voluntary Sector Team at the Welsh Language Board. Here he conducted three major investigations and produced statutory Recruitment Guidance, he also held the equality and human rights brief.
He joined Stonewall Cymru in November 2010 and was immediately involved in successful lobbying the Welsh Government to amend the Wales Public Sector Equality Duties to be more inclusive of sexual orientation. He leads a team of officers across Wales in areas including workplace, community liaison, education, and criminal justice.
As workplace manager for Stonewall Cymru, Dean oversees the Diversity Champions Cymru programme which aids employers throughout Wales to become more diverse, inclusive and aware of LGB issues. Before joining Stonewall, Dean worked for a large utilities firm with a background in client management. He also studied English Literature in Cardiff University.
As workplace officer for Stonewall Cymru, Kate is involved with the Diversity Champions Cymru programme which aids employers throughout Wales to become more diverse, inclusive and aware of LGB issues. Before joining Stonewall Kate worked in public service as a librarian and previously in media.
Luke Young is the Education Officer for Stonewall Cymru and is responsible for the School and Education Champions programmes that work directly with schools, colleges and policy- makers to tackle homophobia.
Prior to joining Stonewall Cymru, Luke was President of the National Union of Students in Wales, where he was responsible for the organisation's public affairs and campaigning work. During his term he served on the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and was appointed as a Director of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
Luke is experienced in campaigning on issues of social justice, equality and education. He studied Politics at Swansea University where he is still a member of University Court.
In the role of Information Officer, Rachael is responsible for running Stonewall Cymru’s Information Service. This includes recruiting and training volunteers who respond to queries received via the free phone line, email or the web. Queries cover issues such as parenting, immigration, hate crime and discrimination.
Rachael is a qualified Probation officer and has also worked for Children’s Services. She also received a degree in French Studies from the University of Manchester
Bethan joined Stonewall Cymru in 2011 after graduating with a First Class BSc [Hons] in Health and Social Care. Before that, Bethan was a manager for a large retail company, and a support worker for adults with learning and physical disabilities.