Director of Wales
Claire joined in July 2017. She campaigns within the Welsh Government and with other public, private and third sector partners in Wales, to increase recognition of the 310,751 carers saving the Welsh economy £8 billion a year and the support carers need to continue to making such a vital contribution.
Claire joined us from Age Cymru where she was a Director for over five years, managing national services for older people. She has worked in Wales and England in community development, business start up and economic development.
Employers for Carers Wales Hub Manager
Jane joined in August 2020 and is responsible for Employers for Carers Memberships Wales. She has a wealth of experience in sales and customer experience roles for a variety of companies in the UK. These roles have been both face-to-face customer roles and management of sales teams.
Campaigns and Communications Officer
Edward joined Carers Wales in 2016 and splits his time between communication and campaigning work. He develops and implements communications strategies across the team. He also works with health, media and local government to influence on the behalf of carers and has a key role in our annual campaigns like Carers Week and Carers Rights Day.
Jake develops and conveys Welsh policy positions and supports carers to shape services across Wales. He joined Carers Wales in October 2020. Jake has been a national representative of students, a charity trustee and worked in higher education and third sector roles alongside a Cardiff University Master’s in Public Policy.
Jo joined Carers Wales in February 2019. She is a qualified accountant and has worked in the private and public sector. She is responsible for running the Wales office, keeping accurate financial records, assisting in the preparation of financial management information, and supporting the Wales committees and networks.
Jo joined Carers Wales after a break from work to look after her young family and caring for her father during a period of ill health.
Lana Van Schalkwyk
Lana joined Carers Wales on the 7 March 2023 as a part-time Admin Assistant and provides admin support to the Carers Wales office and team. She has extensive admin experience including PA and EA roles within charitable organisations including NSPCC.
Jane joined Carers Wales in March 2023 and is our Volunteer Officer. Jane has worked across the Third Sector in South Wales for eighteen years, predominantly engaging and supporting young people facing significant disadvantage as well as supporting vulnerable adults. Throughout her career Jane has managed relationships both with peer mentors and volunteers and recognises the importance of a volunteer’s contribution to any organisation.
Business Development Executive
Joanne joined Carers Wales June 2023 as Business Development Executive for Employers for Carers. Joanne has extensive experience, predominantly in the financial services sector both face to face and telephone-based sales, customer relationship building and retention.
Information and Advice Officer
Nia joined Carers Wales in July 2023 as Information and Advice Officer, making sure that our information resources are up to date and accessible, as well as being a point of contact for unpaid carers needing information. She has a background in housing and community development and has worked for a number of third sector organisations.