Martin Pollard
Chief Executive

Martin oversees the strategy of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, which incorporates CEWC-Cymru. He manages our other staff and the day-to-day activities of the organisation. He is responsible for developing new projects and partnerships, as well as delivering classroom workshops and teacher training on global citizenship. Martin is a former English teacher, a Consultant Trainer for Dialogue Works and a Wales representative on the Five Nations Strategy Group for Citizenship and Values Education. He is a trustee of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, representing International Aid, and he chairs the grants panel for Wales Africa Community Links.

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Naomi Blight
Programme Co-ordinator

Naomi joined CEWC-Cymru in January 2010. She holds a Bachelors degree in French from Cardiff University and a Masters Degree in Africa: Human and Sustainable Development from the University of Leeds. She has previously worked with Gender Links, Oxfam Cymru, and as an English Language Assistant in Canada. Naomi is responsible for organising the WCIA's core programme of adult and school-based events as well as co-ordinating the WCIA volunteer programmes.


Mark Charman
Project Officer: Philosophy for Children

Mark Charman is an experienced, qualified teacher who specialises in Philosophy for Children (P4C), an enquiry based approach to learning and teaching in which students make gains by thinking critically and creatively together. Previously, Mark has delivered projects in schools across the UK and abroad, representing organisations including the European Commission, Camden Learning and School Effectiveness, The Children’s Company and CITV.

As Project Officer, Mark is developing CEWC-Cymru's work to enable teachers to use P4C to enhance their pupils' skills across the curriculum.


Sue Coles
Finance and Administration Manager

Sue first came to the WCIA (the organisation which now incorporates CEWC-Cymru) on a one-year contract as the Assistant International Service Officer for what is now UNA Exchange and was offered a permanent position at the end of that period. She is currently responsible for the management of events held at the Temple of Peace by outside organisations and companies, including filming, celebratory events, conferences and examinations; along with accounting and administration duties.


Lora Winfield-Young
Support Officer

Lora joined CEWC-Cymru in April 2012. She holds a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design from Swansea Metropolitan University and is a Welsh speaker. She is an active volunteer with various charities including GirlGuiding UK and Women’s Aid. Lora is responsible for a wide range of office tasks, supporting all of the WCIA’s activity programmes.