Jennifer Twelvetrees:  Jennifer has many years experience of working on educational and community issues focussing on women’s equality and empowerment. She has a particular interest in Africa, hosting African student’s placements and visiting projects in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.

She was one of the early pioneers promoting specialist resources for women.

Chair of Women4resources Jennifer Twelvetrees

These include provision for women experiencing violence, asylum seekers, refugees, black and ethnic minority women, women’s groups and specific health issues including HIV/AIDS.

At Swansea University she was involved with Women’s Studies and community provision for women returning to learn and work, and was the visiting tutor in the School of Social Work and International Development.

She worked as a Voluntary Sector Manager supporting voluntary organisations and training volunteers, and was a trustee of many different voluntary organisations.

Jennifer is a UNLtd award winner involved in social entrepreneurial activities in both Wales and Africa.

Jennifer has an MSc (Econ) in Social Policy, Diploma in Social Work, NVQ in Management specialising in good governance and is a trained Community Mediator.


Mrs Val Jones:  An active citizen with a Masters Degree in Women’s Studies who had devoted energy to community development, serving on partnership boards and making representations and presentations to County, European and Government bodies.

Val was involved with delivering training including women into public life; governance roles in Wales; confidence building and women into management, all with a passion for women’s personal development.

She was a professional Senior Manager with experience in the public, private and voluntary sector. A background in strategic management, quality assurance, business planning, project delivery, research, analysis and training has enabled her to contribute to the development of strategies for improving women’s education. She was Chair of South Wales WEA and a tutor on Trade Union programmes and for Cardiff Women’s Workshop. She was a founding member of the Swansea Ethnic Minority Network.

As a Chief Officer at the Open College Network she has a good grounding in compliance issues and she has also acted in the role of Charity Chair.