Our Board of Directors is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of Displaced People in Action. They meet regularly to ensure the ensure that we are carrying out our work in the best interests of our clients.
KATE BENNETT OBE
CHAIR OF DIRECTORS
Kate was the National Director for Wales for the Equality and Human Rights Commission for nine years following its formation. In 2017 she was awarded an OBE in for services to equality and human rights. Kate is passionate about fairness and inclusivity. She joined the DPIA Board in 2016 and became Chair in 2019.
Besides being a director on our board, Karen is a Finance & Operations Manager for the NHS. Karen trained as a Chartered Accountant and has an extensive knowledge of public sector finance. Karen became a director in 2018 and became treasurer soon after.
Following a career in Interpreting & Translation, Leona was seconded to the Wales Deanery to work with Asylum Seeking and Refugee Doctors in 2001. Leona currently works with HEIW to provide Professional Support to doctors and dentists in training.
Sally joined the Board in 2019 to support on people and human resourcing matters. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, a practising Business Psychologist and Organisation Development Consultant. She is passionate about supporting organisations with their people, culture and performance. Prior to this she worked in senior leadership roles across central government for almost 30 years.
DR SALLY DAVIES
Sally is a retired consultant who used to work with for the All Wales Medical Genetics Service. Sally was also President of the Medical Women’s Federation from 2014-16, where she demonstrated her commitment to equality. Sally became a director in 2018, and became secretary in 2020.
Andrew joined the Directors’ Board in 2017. He is the founder of ASK Education & Training Limited, a company dedicated to providing specialised training for young people and organisations working with young people and adults. He also works as an engineering consultant to the railway industry.
REVEREND ALED EDWARDS OBE
Aled is the Chief Executive of CYTÛN (Churches Together in Wales) and a member of the Wales Committee of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. He has been involved with DPIA since its early stages.
Wali joined the DPIA Board in 2019. He has worked in human resources for almost ten years. He was HR Director for the Ministry of Mines & Petroleum of Afghanistan. Besides being a board director, Wali works in Transport for Wales in the HR department.