Helen Nelson is our Director of Strategic Planning, and also overseas the Climate and Nature mission. She takes a lead in organising our work, supporting staff with planning, delivery and impact, and being responsible for areas of corporate governance including the Commissioner’s Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee (ARAC), Annual Report, and statutory Advisory Panel. Helen was a key author of the Commissioner’s new seven year strategy – Cymru Can and before that the Future Generations Changemaker 100 list. Before joining Future Gen Cymru, Helen led environmental organisations including Ymlaen Ceredigion and Cynnal Cymru–Sustain Wales, which provided over 20 years of experience on climate and nature issues. Originally from Aberdare, Helen now lives in Mumbles, spending 10 fab years in Aberystwyth in between. She is a Mumbles community councillor and enjoys getting out and about around Gower, including with the sea swimming group the Knobbling Knockers.