WEN Wales’ Trustees are elected from our membership for three year terms, and can stand for a second term if they wish.

The Trustees form our Management Committee, which is responsible for the organisation’s strategic development and governance.

  • Mary Ann Brocklesby


    Mary Ann has spent a lifetime standing up for people’s rights across the world. From campaigning for better support for sexual abuse survivors, to making the voices of people in poverty count in delivering International Aid.  For 30 years, she has worked across Asia and Africa on community development, gender equality and women’s empowerment.  Mary Ann has worked in rape crisis centres and lectured in Development Studies and now runs her own international advice and coaching business. She is a town councillor and school governor and as a proud graduate of WEN’s mentoring scheme was supported to stand in the May 2020 Senedd elections. She is a fellow of Every Woman Global Coalition.

  • Suzy Davies


    Suzy held a number of Shadow Ministerial positions during her ten years in the Senedd.  She served on various committees and co-chaired the Cross Party Group on Women. The first woman to stand for leadership of the Welsh Conservative group, she is currently acting co-chair of Conservative Women’s Organisation.  She is also chair of Women2WinWales; both organisations promote gender equality in elected office. Before she became an AM/MS, Suzy worked in arts management and as a solicitor.  Since stepping back from frontline politics, she has been appointed Chair of the Wales Tourism Alliance and is on the boards of Colleges Wales and the Iris Prize Film Festival Outreach.  She is delighted to be joining the WEN Board.

  • Nina Durant


    Born and raised in the South Wales valleys, Nina has spent the majority of her career working in a government setting. She has experience of communications, policy and HR professions, and has achieved Chartered Membership status of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Nina has always been passionate about equality issues, particularly the systemic barriers that are still impacting outcomes for women and girls today, and is currently a mentor for women from lower socio-economic backgrounds who want to develop their careers.

    As the mum of two young sports loving children, Nina spends most of her spare time at the side of a football pitch, rain or shine!

  • Kate Ellis


    Kate is currently Head of Digital Communications at the Senedd, having previously worked in UK Government communications and at the Office for National Statistics.

    Kate has played a part in changing the abortion law in Wales, making abortions more accessible for all women, and helped lobby the Welsh Government to make period products available in schools, so no young person misses school because of their period.

    She’s delighted to be part of WEN’s board, having been a mentee on WEN’s inaugural mentor scheme in 2018.

  • Elizabeth Evans


    Elizabeth has more than 20 years’ experience in transformational change, strategy and process management across the private, public, and voluntary sectors. With a commitment to making a positive impact, she brings her extensive experience of strategic risk and benefits realisation to the board.

    Elizabeth’s commitment to equality issues led to her setting up the first Women’s Network at The Royal Mint, engaging with 20% of the workforce in activities, as well as collaborating with local service providers and community group leaders.

    Elizabeth is excited to earn a position on the board, having previously earned a place on Chwarae Teg’s Step to Non-Exec Programme and shadowing the board for a year.

  • Katy Hales


    Katy is the director of philanthropy for Community Foundation Wales. Her job mainly revolves around connecting with potential philanthropists, whilst nurturing existing supporters of the Foundation. She works in partnership with legal and financial advisors to match their clients with the community groups and geographical areas that best suit their philanthropic wishes. She has worked in the academic and third sector for over 13 years, and loves having a job that she enjoys and that has meaningful impact on the lives of people. She is passionate about improving the lives of women and girls in Wales, and doing what she can to help WEN Wales to achieve their aims.

  • Nancy Lidubwi


    Nancy works for Bawso, a pan-Wales charity, as Violence Against Women Policy Manager. She ensures that national VAWDASV strategies and legislation are informed by the needs of service users from minoritised communities. Prior to this role Nancy was Head of Business Development, in charge of fundraising and developing strategies to make Bawso financially sustainable. She also worked as Head of Training and Service User Engagement where she developed and delivered training to mainstream organisations and charities on violence against women from a black and minority ethnic perspective.

    Nancy has worked in the charity sector for over 25 years advocating for the rights of women and children and providing support that improves the lives of women and girls providing positive outcomes for them.

  • Aliya Mohammed


    As the Chief Executive Officer of Race Equality First, Aliya provides vision, leadership and direction in achieving the organisation’s goals, which are to eliminate racism and all forms of discrimination and to promote equality. Aliya secures funding, and she manages strategic change, long-term planning and income diversification to develop, deliver and resource services.

    Aliya has over 17 years of expertise in Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion, Equality Act 2010 and UK Hate Crime legislation. She has extensive Board governance experience and in-depth knowledge of Human Resources.

    Aliya has worked in the Welsh equality sector for over 17 years and as the CEO of Race Equality First (REF) for 11 years. Aliya believes that, “the values and vision which I advocate within my own role are strongly aligned to the vision and values of WEN Wales and I look forward to supporting and contributing to the organisation’s charitable objectives.”

  • Jennifer Ramsay


    Jenny studied English at Swansea University, completing her Masters in 2008 and since then has worked at the Senedd as a political adviser. She is really passionate about increasing diversity in Welsh politics and public life. She wants to see more diverse women as leaders and decision-makers in Wales and to help develop policies that advance gender equality and result in more women participating in political and public life. She is a Mentor in the 2021 Equal Power Equal Voice mentoring scheme and is a mum to a very bright and bouncy three-year-old boy called James.