Future Generations Leadership Academy

The Future Generations Leadership Academy is a partnership programme led by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe.

In order to achieve the aspirations of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, the Commissioner set six priority areas for her term, which include building ‘skills for the future.’ This programme will support young people with opportunities to learn and enhance their skills, to ensure we have strong leadership in Wales today and in the future.

This ambitious and innovative leadership programme will see partners from across Wales’ public, private and third sector collaborate to train between 20-30 young people from across Wales in leadership development and in the Well-being for Future Generations Act.

In November 2021, the Commissioner will launch the second edition of the Academy, following a successful pilot in 2019-2020. Details of the first programme can be found below – and further details on the second academy will be announced in July 2021. 

During the programme the participants will challenge current thinking through reverse mentoring and collaborate with experts and decision makers on the most pressing challenges. This programme will help our young leaders to build the skills, knowledge, and networks they need to make decisions for better public services in Wales now and in the future.

Further details on this year’s academy programme can be found here and you can apply here by the 15th of October 2021.

Overview of the 2019-2020 Future Generations Leadership Academy

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Participants 2019-2020

Helen Atkinson, Scouts Cymru

Helen Atkinson

Scouts Cymru

Anna Bailey, BBC Cymru Wales

Anna Bailey

BBC Cymru Wales

Ashley Bale,

Ashley Bale

Joshua Beynon,

Joshua Beynon

Rebecca Brown, Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Rebecca Brown

Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Alexandra Fitzgerald, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Alexandra Fitzgerald

South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Jonathan Grimes, Costain

Jonathan Grimes

Costain

Elenid Haf Roberts, North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority

Elenid Haf Roberts

North Wales Fire and Rescue Authority

Emily Hattersley, Cardiff University

Emily Hattersley

Cardiff University

Gwenfair Hughes, Arts Council of Wales

Gwenfair Hughes

Arts Council of Wales

Kirsty James, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Cymru

Kirsty James

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Cymru

Emily-Rose Jenkins, Transport for Wales

Emily-Rose Jenkins

Transport for Wales

Gabriella Nizam, Celsa Steel

Gabriella Nizam

Celsa Steel

Molly Palmer, Wales Millennium Centre

Molly Palmer

Wales Millennium Centre

Hayley Rees, National Assembly for Wales

Hayley Rees

National Assembly for Wales

Bethany Roberts, Public Health Wales

Bethany Roberts

Public Health Wales

Chris Roscoe, Natural Resources Wales

Chris Roscoe

Natural Resources Wales

Kimberley Tariro Mamhende,

Kimberley Tariro Mamhende

Dan Tram, Arup

Dan Tram

Arup

Mishan Wickremasinghe, University of South Wales

Mishan Wickremasinghe

University of South Wales

Chloe Winstone, Principality

Chloe Winstone

Principality

Future Generations Leadership Academy logo,

Delivery Partners

Funding Partners 2019-2020

Arup
BBC Cymru Wales
Celsa Steel
Costain
National Assembly for Wales
Natural Resources Wales
Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
Principality
Public Health Wales
Scouts Cymru
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
Transport for Wales
University of South Wales
Wales Millennium Centre

2019-2020 Advisory Board

The Future Generations Leadership Academy Advisory Board includes representation of each of our partners and others who can provide expertise and knowledge. They include:

Sophie Howe, Advisory Board Chair and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Sophie Howe

Advisory Board Chair and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Ali Abdi, Citizens Cymru Wales and Cardiff University Community Gateway

Ali Abdi

Citizens Cymru Wales and Cardiff University Community Gateway

Sumina Azam, Head of Policy, Public Health Wales

Sumina Azam

Head of Policy, Public Health Wales

Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood, Public Health Wales

Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood

Public Health Wales

Kara Brussen, Arup

Kara Brussen

Arup

Mark Cadwallader, Head of Strategic Planning, University of South Wales

Mark Cadwallader

Head of Strategic Planning, University of South Wales

Graeme Farrow, Artistic and Creative Director, Wales Millennium Centre

Graeme Farrow

Artistic and Creative Director, Wales Millennium Centre

Richard Flowerdew, Head of Strategy, Scouts Cymru

Richard Flowerdew

Head of Strategy, Scouts Cymru

David Jukes, Programme Development Director, Costain

David Jukes

Programme Development Director, Costain

Richard Lewis, Environmental Consulting, Celsa Steel

Richard Lewis

Environmental Consulting, Celsa Steel

Sarah Nagle, Staff Officer, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Sarah Nagle

Staff Officer, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Dan Rayner, Board Representative, Arup

Dan Rayner

Board Representative, Arup

Nick Rowe, Principality

Nick Rowe

Principality

Ross Storr, Leadership and OD Coordinator, Academi  Wales

Ross Storr

Leadership and OD Coordinator, Academi Wales

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Rhodri Talfan Davies

Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Su Turney, Natural Resources Wales

Su Turney

Natural Resources Wales

Lowri Williams, Head of People Services, National Assembly for Wales

Lowri Williams

Head of People Services, National Assembly for Wales

Hywel Woolf, Discipline Lead – Environmental Consulting, Costain

Hywel Woolf

Discipline Lead – Environmental Consulting, Costain

Lisa Yates, Transport for Wales

Lisa Yates

Transport for Wales

Delivery Team

Najma Hashi,

Najma Hashi

Jonathan Tench,

Jonathan Tench

Libbi Prestidge, Programme Manager, Uprising

Libbi Prestidge

Programme Manager, Uprising

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