Chair of DPIA
The Chair of DPIA is Rev Aled Edwards OBE. Aled is the Chief Executive of CYTÛN (Churches Together in Wales) and is a member of the Wales Committee of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
Aled has a strong interest in issues concerning asylum seekers and refugees, race relations and equalities and human rights and has been involved with DPIA since its early stages. He has considerable skills and extensive knowledge of the refugee and voluntary sector.
Following a career in Interpreting & Translation and working with vulnerable groups, Leona was seconded to the School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education (Wales Deanery) to work with Asylum Seeking and Refugee Doctors in 2001.
Her roles in the Wales Deanery have included managing International Medical Graduates, Specialty Training Recruitment and most recently Professional Support to doctors and dentists in training. She has been integral to the success and longevity of the WARD group.
Kate was appointed as a Director of DPIA in early 2017. She was previously the National Director for Wales for the newly-formed Equality and Human Rights Commission in September 2007. She retired from this post in November 2016.
At the Commission, Kate worked with the Welsh Assembly on children’s rights and domestic abuse legislation, and with the Welsh Government on budgetary impact assessments and building strong networks across those involved in delivering public services.
Kate was awarded an OBE in the Autumn of 2017.