Our People

Board members


Derek Osborn

Chair of the Board/Cadeirydd Cynnal Cymru

Derek Osborn, Cynnal Cymru Chair, has many years’ experience as a policy analyst at national and international levels. Previous roles include working within the civil service, where he led the UK preparations for the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992.


Gary Brace

Between 1996 and 1999, Gary undertook work in the Russian Federation and Georgia on behalf of the Council of Europe as a speaker and expert. He has been author and co-author of various official National Curriculum and Assessment publications and author of teacher guidance booklets for BBC and C4 history series.

Robert Firth

Robert Firth

Robert has been a chartered architect and project manager for almost 30 years, running national and international practice.  He is now a qualified business coach, based in Cardiff. He is currently President of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cardiff University.


Robert Edge

Robert Edge is an experienced public sector manager having worked for The British Council, the Arts Council of Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before founding his own consultancy business. He is also a Director of Poetry Wales Press Ltd, publishers of the prize winning imprint Seren Books and and a trustee of the Melvyn Burtch Charitable Trust.


Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has the humble carpet tile to thank for his career, from making the product, marketing and selling it, running a flooring business and working for an interior design company. He is currently responsible for promoting Balsan, the market leader for carpet in France, across South Wales, South and South West UK


Kathryn Jellings

As a qualified professional coach and trainer, Kathryn has worked closely with corporate, charitable and public sector organisations to develop training and development programmes, as well as contract management. Kathryn is currently a board member of ACE Cardiff and a mentor for the Young Foundation.


Mat Roberts

As a senior sustainability leader, Mat has extensive knowledge and skills in corporate governance, change management and partnership development. Mat spent 10 years as trustee with the BTCV (now TCV), as well as chairing the trading subsidiary board for BTCV Enterprises.



Mari Arthur

Director | Cyfarwyddwr

Mari is an experienced Marketing and Sales Consultant and Business Strategist having worked in a number of private and public sectors. Mari has business development, PR, sales, marketing, events, design, project and account management experience and has worked in a number of industries including education and new technology.


Lynsey Jackson

Marketing Manager | Rheolwraig Marchnata

With over six years’ experience of digital communication. Lynsey is responsible for managing Cynnal Cymru’s online communications, with a primary focus on social media and the web. Lynsey provides creative input, research and project support and has experience of facilitating workshops.

Megan David

Megan David

Communications Officer / Swyddog Cyfathrebu

Megan leads on written communication for press releases, events and publicity. Megan works on projects with external businesses and organisations and applies for funding. Megan is currently studying for an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy at Cardiff University along side working for Cynnal Cymru.