Introducing Our New Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Written by Tai Pawb

Tai Pawb is delighted to welcome its new Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Ross Thomas.

Ross joins us from a role as an Account Manager at Cardiff-based public relations agency, Freshwater, where he worked across a wide range of private and public sector clients, providing advice and support on communications, stakeholder engagement and public affairs.

Prior, Ross spent four years as a Community Development Officer in Caerphilly as part of the Communities First programme. There, he worked with individuals and community groups to tackle health and employment inequalities.

Ross studied Social Policy at Swansea University and undertook postgraduate study in Politics and Public Policy at Cardiff University. He has more than ten years’ experience in local government, having been a Town Councillor in Maesteg since 2008 and a County Borough Councillor since 2012.

Ross was the (youngest ever) Mayor of Maesteg in 2013.

Ross said:

“I’m really pleased to be joining Tai Pawb, especially as it’s an organisation with social justice at its core. I’m looking forward to the opportunity of putting my skills to good use, ensuring Tai Pawb is a proactive leader in equality and diversity in the sector.”

Ross’ role will be key in helping shape and enhance Tai Pawb’s strategic political and policy influence in the sector while continuing to develop our communications and marketing activities.

Tai Pawb’s Director, Alicja Zalesinska, said:

“We are delighted to have Ross join the Tai Pawb team. He brings with him a breadth of experience and commitment which will be invaluable in working with our members and stakeholders to inspire Wales to be a fairer place to live.”

You can get in touch with Ross on ross@taipawb.org or call 029 2053 7633.