Meet the team

  1. Rachel Cable

    Head of Oxfam Cymru

    Rachel shapes and leads an integrated programme challenging poverty in Wales. Rachel oversees Oxfam Cymru’s policy, advocacy, campaigns and communications in Wales, as well as our programme activity. She brings a strong commitment to social justice to Oxfam Cymru’s work to end poverty and suffering, locally and globally, making this central to public and political life in Wales. Rachel also plays a leading role within the Disasters Emergency Committee in Wales. Prior to taking up the role of Head of Oxfam Cymru, Rachel worked as a Policy and Advocacy Officer for the charity, writing policy papers, contributing evidence to enquiries, and extending the influence of Oxfam and its partners to bring about positive change. Before she joined Oxfam, Rachel worked for Universities Wales, as well as sitting on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Wales Students’ Union. Outside of work, Rachel is passionate about Cardiff, and led the campaign to save Cardiff’s Vulcan Hotel, which is now being rebuilt at Wales’ National History Museum at St Fagan’s.

    Rachel’s email address is rcable1@oxfam.org.uk.

    Rachel Cable
  2. Claire Cunliffe

    Campaigns and Advocacy Manager

    Claire Cunliffe is our Campaigns and Advocacy Manager and joined the team in February 2019. She has previously held roles with the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner in which she worked in a policy and partnership capacity, focusing on the reduction of violent crime and vulnerability in South Wales. Claire has also previously worked with the Welsh Local Government Association within the homelessness and supporting people division.  Claire has a lifelong passion and commitment to reducing poverty and inequality. She has previously been the Interim Chair of the Welsh Refugee Council and is the current Chair of the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services. Claire is also a trustee for the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and a Board Member to the University of Leeds Politics and International Studies Advisory Board.

    Claire’s email address is ccunliffe1@oxfam.org.uk.

  3. Melanie Andrews

    Programmes Manager

    Melanie Andrews joined Oxfam Cymru as Programmes Manager in March 2019. Passionate about social justice and the empowerment and growth of individuals, Melanie is an experienced Third Sector Manager, Mentor, Campaigner and Trustee having led and developed a number of services for and with vulnerable and excluded groups across Wales. As an Assessor for the Investing in Volunteers National Standards programme, Melanie remains committed to developing platforms for individuals to access creative opportunities which support learning, development, wellbeing and engagement. An experienced Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Melanie has a strong interest in gender equality and LGBT+ rights and has lead and developed a number of inclusive programmes within Barnardo’s, RNIB and Alzheimer’s Society. With an action-focused approach, Melanie works to translate strategy into meaningful, measurable action which achieves sustainable impact.

    Melanie’s email address is MAndrews2@oxfam.org.uk.

  4. Hayley Richards

    Policy and Advocacy Officer

    Hayley works part time and shares the role with Rachel. Hayley’s job is to get Oxfam’s voice heard in the corridors of Welsh power, especially the National Assembly. Hayley writes policy papers, contributes evidence to government enquiries and extends the influence of our project partners to bring about positive change and work with other organisations to lobby for amendments to relevant upcoming legislation, such as the Wellbeing and Future Generations Bill.

    Hayley’s email address is HRichards@oxfam.org.uk.

    Hayley Richards
  5. Dr Jacqueline Aneen Campbell

    Policy and Advocacy Officer

    Jacqueline joined Oxfam Cymru in March 2019. She has been a passionate researcher of social policy and justice in the third sector in Wales for nearly a decade. During her PhD Jacqueline designed and implemented the first large-scaled randomised controlled trial in a Welsh prison for adult male offenders examining motivation to change offending behaviour. Before joining Oxfam Cymru she was the Senior Researcher at Shelter Cymru where she had a track record of producing high quality research used to inform and influence policy, shape service provision and impact devolved legislation. Jacqueline is a champion and expert in the innovative methodology of including people with lived experience in research, policy and campaigning work. She is passionate about addressing inequality using evidence-based solutions.

    Jacqueline’s email address is JCampbell4@oxfam.org.uk.

  6. Jennifer James

    Education for Global Citizenship Adviser

    Jennifer began her career in public libraries then made the move into schools and didn’t leave! Following training to teach English in secondary schools she has worked in many schools – in London, Bristol and Swansea, managing libraries and resource centres while also teaching English and literacy. Jennifer is passionate about educating young people in global issues through literature and film while also developing in learners the skills necessary for independent learning.

    Jennifer’s email address is JJames1@oxfam.org.uk.

    Jennifer James
  7. Wendy Morgans

    Office and Business Support Manager

    Wendy started working for Oxfam in 2003 and is currently job sharing the Office and Business Support Manager role at Oxfam Cymru. Wendy’s role involves the management and administration of the office finances, systems, facilities, stock and HR functions, as well as many other things.

    Wendy’s email address is WMorgans@oxfam.org.uk.

    Wendy Morgans
  8. Jim Stewart

    Media and Communications Officer

    Jim joined Oxfam Cymru as Media and Communications Officer in January 2019. Prior to this, he worked in public affairs in Wales for a faith-based organisation and before that in the media as a broadcast journalist and researcher. Jim is passionate about social justice and tackling poverty and has had extensive experience working in the refugee sector and on anti-human trafficking initiatives. In the past, Jim has been a trustee for Cardiff Foodbank and Displaced People in Action. He is married to a refugee from Eritrea in East Africa and they have a young son. His normal working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Jim’s email address is jstewart2@oxfam.org.uk.

  9. Marilyn Coward

    Volunteer

    Marilyn became an admin volunteer in Whitchurch Road in 1983 and (with breaks for employment) carried on in this role until she was recruited into the education department in 1991 – she has worked in this area ever since. A native of Cardiff, Marilyn is married with two grown-up sons who have families of their own. When not doing her regular Wednesday stint at Oxfam, she practises yoga and goes to the gym. She loves nothing better than travelling abroad with her husband.

    Marilyn’s email address is mcoward@oxfam.org.uk.

    MarilynCoward
  10. Fanta Bamba

    Volunteer

    Fanta has been volunteering at Oxfam Cymru since 2012. Fanta works here every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and when she is here she looks after the reception and answers the phone, and helps her colleagues with various projects too.

    Fanta’s email address is FBamba1@oxfam.org.uk.