22 Oct 2018
This year’s AGM takes place at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 22 November.
Date: 22 November 2018
Venue: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
RSVP by 14 November 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 20431
(This event is for WCVA members only)
The theme of the event is 'The importance of effective
leadership and governance in challenging times'. Governance has
always been extremely important to us all in the third sector, but
at a time when we're facing unprecedented challenges, and public
trust in our sector is declining, what role does effective
leadership and governance play in overcoming these challenges? Join
us at this year's AGM to find out and to explore how we can
demonstrate the enormous value and contribution we make to society
in order to regain public trust.
The AGM will be followed by our Annual Lecture and we are
absolutely delighted to have Jo Youle, Chief Executive of
the charity Missing People, delivering this year's
In 2014, Jo received Third Sector's Rising Chief Executive Award
and in 2016 led Missing People to be ranked as the 18th best not
for profit to work for in the annual Sunday Times list.
She has been a proud trustee of Brook since 2014, and Deputy
Chair since January 2017. Jo was a Samaritan for 10 years, latterly
a Co-Director of Central London Samaritans following a career as an
artist and songwriter for Warner Music and Chrysalis. She was
recognised as a Guardian Top Charity Chief Executive on social
media in 2015 and 2016.
We are looking forward immensely to hearing from Jo in what
promises to be an inspiring, yet thought-provoking
AGM speakers will include:
- Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Chief Executive, Mudiad
Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies is originally from Bangor but now
lives with her husband and three children in Llanerfyl,
Montgomeryshire. She studied French and Spanish at Oxford and lived
for a while in Galicia and Brussels before completing a MScEcon and
PhD in Political Theory at Cardiff University where she also taught
as a politics tutor. After being elected to represent Riverside on
Cardiff County Council in 2004, she worked as Office Manager for
Leanne Wood AM in the Rhondda before being appointed Plaid Cymru's
Chief Executive in 2007.
In 2011, she was appointed as a Publications Officer for the Coleg
Cymraeg Cenedlaethol at Aberystwyth University where she was also
responsible for its research journal, 'Gwerddon'. She became Chief
Executive of Mudiad Meithrin in September 2014. Mudiad Meithrin is
a voluntary organisation and is the main provider and enabler
of Welsh-medium early years care and education in the voluntary
sector with over 1000 settings (Welsh-medium playgroups / parent
and toddler groups / 'Cymraeg for Kids' groups) all over the
- Dr Elinor Kapp, Trustee, City Hospice
Elinor Kapp was a member of City Hospice from the very start,
(back then it was known as the George Thomas Trust), and has
been happy to serve on the board and as a volunteer since its
foundation. She is now fully retired from a medical career, after
serving 50 years in the NHS, finally as a consultant in Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry in Gwent and Powys. She is the widow of the
late Professor Ken Rawnsley CBE, (of Cardiff and the RC Psych). She
is a mother and grandmother. Her qualifications for the position of
Trustee are MB.BS. DPM. BA. FRCPsych. and a kind heart.
- Nick Mott, Deputy Head of Guidance and Practice,
Nick leads on the development of much of the Commission's
core guidance for charity trustees, including The Essential Trustee
(CC3) and Charity Finances - Trustee Essentials (CC25).
Recent projects have included the Trustee Welcome Pack, the
implementation of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment)
Act 2016 and the development of guidance on charities'
relationships with linked non-charities.
The Charity Commission has unveiled its new five year strategy
after a thorough analysis of the factors that affect public trust
and confidence. The result is a commitment to regulation that will
ensure charities can thrive and inspire trust so that people can
improve lives and strengthen society, even in difficult times. Nick
will explain what charities and the public can expect to see as a
result of this strategy, and highlight new and recent work from the
Commission that supports trustees.
The winner of the 2018 Walter Dickie Leadership
bursary will also be announced. The bursary annually awards
£2,500 to a leader in the third sector to develop their
entrepreneurial leadership skills. Last year's winner was
Steve Brooks of Sustrans Cymru - he'll be talking about his
course of study at Oxford University and visit to Copenhagen to
learn about progressive city transport planning.
This event is for members of WCVA only. An invitation to our AGM
is one of the many benefits of becoming a member of WCVA - if you
are interested, please visit the membership pages.