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 working across Wales in areas including workplace, public affairs, education and the Information Service.
Andrew tweets at @AndrewGwyn.
Luke Young is the Public Affairs Manager for Stonewall Cymru and is responsible for its policy, research, lobbying, information service and engagement activities. He previously spent two years as Education Officer, working directly with schools, colleges and policy- makers to tackle homophobic bullying.
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), the NUS National Executive and was appointed as a Director of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. He is currently a member of Swansea University Court and a trustee of University of South Wales SU.
Luke is experienced in campaigning on issues of social justice, equality and education. He tweets at @LukeYoung.
As policy and research officer, Mabli’s work is focused on increasing the evidence base on sexual orientation in Wales and using that evidence to influence service design and public policy.
Mabli studied French and Philosophy at the University of Bristol as an undergraduate, and joined Stonewall Cymru following her M.Sc. in Political Theory at LSE.
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.
Dean manages Stonewall Cymru's relationships with employers, local education authorities and schools, and is responsible for the further development and growth of Diversity Champions, Education Champions and School Champions programmes in Wales.
Working with organisations throughout Wales, Dean provides strategic advice and helps to develop inclusive workplaces and learning environments where people can be themselves and reach their full potential.
Dean tweets at @DeenLloyd.
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.
Dylan graduated in 2010 with a BA in Primary Education and has worked in a number of inner city primary schools around Cardiff. While this experience has given Dylan many challenges and the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people, Dylan wants to use this experience to help advance the work to tackle homophobic bullying and celebrate difference across Wales.