DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
I joined NTW in the summer of 2021, having spent 15 years at Literature Wales and its previous incarnation Academi. I worked my way through administration, project management and development there, ending my tenure as Deputy CEO. My favourite projects included managing the renovation of the Grade II* listed residential writing centre Ty Newydd, working with artist Pete Fowler to install his Mabinogion inspired mural 30ft high on the Cardiff Central Railway Station water tower, and the www.landoflegends.wales website which plots 150 quirky myths, legends and poetry from Wales.
My background is in archaeology and anthropology, and I was lucky enough to complete a PhD on the Late Neolithic & Early Bronze Age of the Irish Sea region at Cardiff University. This means I spend most of my weekends exploring fields and hillsides, OS map in hand. I am a keen runner and major WRU fan. I also love trying to grow flowers from seed.
I believe passionately in the need to break down barriers within society, to both equalise access to professional opportunity and fragment the cache certain forms of culture have over others. NTW offers me the chance to do just this whilst contributing to the creation of ground-breaking art.