Bethan Webber will be the next Chief Executive of Cwmpas. She will take up the role early in May 2023.
Cwmpas is a development agency working for positive change, in Wales and across the UK. It is a co-operative, and its focus is on building a fairer, greener economy and a more equal society, where people and planet come first.
Bethan joins Cwmpas following four years as CEO of Home-Start Cymru. A passionate advocate for social justice, equality and the power of community and human connection, Bethan brings experience from both Home-Start as well as a long career in the civil service and a number of trustee roles. Working for UK and Welsh Government, leading on a variety of policy areas from climate change to the early years, Bethan has also contributed to research projects on issues including community resilience and underrepresentation in political participation.
Bethan has a range of additional interests as a Fitness to Practice Panel Member for Social Care, trustee of Children in Wales, and a school governor.
Now based in the south, Bethan is a Welsh speaker who grew up in the slate mining community in north Wales. Outside of work she is a mum of three, and enjoys running, walking, travelling and being by the sea.
Bethan Webber said:
“I’m a big believer in the power of human connection as a route to well-being. Communities hold many of the answers to the challenges we face and I’m excited to join Cwmpas and take forward the ambitious agenda for change that will support a fairer, greener economy for Wales.”