Sian Hughes - Community Trustee
I have vast business experience within both the private and public sectors, including developing projects from conception to completion. I have worked within local government for a number of local authorities, which has included cross departmental working and cross authority working bringing all of this experience to the role of trustee.
Also an active user of all of the leisure facilities within the Trust and representing Parc Bryn Bach Running Club at wheelchair racing taking part in Parkrun which is held every Saturday. I ardently believe sport and leisure should be available to everyone in the community, which is something I want to promote and develop as a trustee. I believe it is important we continue to provide and develop excellent sporting facilities for the future.
Lyn Evans - Community Trustee
In the local Government reorganisation in 1996 I moved to Blaenau Gwent Council. I worked in the Works Department as a Management Services Officer, then into Leisure Services and became the Grounds Maintenance & Countryside Manager until my retirement in 2009. I have worked over 30 years in Local Government and I have gained valuable experience during that time.
In March 2013 I became the vice chairman of voluntary directors with Six Bells Regeneration Limited which is Social Enterprise Company based at TY Ebbw Fach in Six Bells. In December 2013 I became the Company Secretaryand I have acquired business skills which will be beneficial in carrying out the role as trustee. I am looking forward to being involved in developing and improving access for leisure, culture and community learning which will bring great benefits to the future health, and well being of the people of Blaenau Gwent. I would like to ensure the long term sustainability of Leisure Services and I am proud to serve as a trustee on the board of "Aneurin Leisure"
Sharon Howell - Community Trustee
I am passionate about sport, music, education and arts supporting and ensuring that there are life opportunities for the community of Blaenau Gwent. I want to be part of a team that has the drive, enthusiasm and passion to change and/or improve services and facilities for the benefit of those who live and work in Blaenau Gwent.
I have qualifications in business and finance, have an extensive administrative background and a degree in community education which will allow me to share my knowledge, experience and skills in a variety of ways, to secure the facilities and services we enjoy throughout the Borough.
I am a tutor, coach and mentor in several sporting disciplines and have had over 25 years experience running and managing several voluntary groups. My current role as Communities First Learning Officer allows me to experience a wide range of skills in engagement, communication and writing funding bids at all different levels, as well as networking with organisations both in the private and voluntary sector. I am an energetic, diligent, conscientious person who enjoys new challenges.
Donna Hardman - Employee Trustee
I started working for Gwent Libraries in 1989, in a temporary job in County Hall Cwmbran, and have worked for Libraries ever since! I worked in Gwent's Schools Library Service, and Acquisitions, before transferring to Blaenau Gwent with reorganisation in 1996. In that time, I have worked on the mobile library and Home Delivery Service, and am currently the Children's Officer, which includes responsibility for Library Services for Schools and Bookstart.
Originally from Newport, I've lived in Tredegar for 23 years, and have two daughters. In my spare time I volunteer for Kidz R Us, a performing arts centre in Tredegar. My interests include music and dance, walking and reading (of course!)