Management and Staff

How WEL operates

Members of the network engage with Welsh Government and other bodies through WEL, primarily on issues of over-riding importance to the network's members. A team of staff support the work of the members – however they are not Wales Environment Link, the members are. WEL is a mechanism for enabling better working between environmental NGOs and operates by consensus where possible. 


WEL Council consists of one representative of each member organisation. Council meets twice a year, and is the ultimate decision making body for WEL – for example decisions on membership applications, work programmes, working groups, etc. are the responsibility of Council.  

Management Committee

Management Committee is the group of people who are ultimately responsible for running the organisation. The seven members of the Management Committee are selected from the membership. As WEL is a registered charity, Management Committee members are also the trustees of the charity, managing the organisation’s affairs on behalf of the members and being responsible to the members. 


WEL has a team of three staff, based in Cardiff:

Susan Evans, Director 
Karen Whitfield, Policy Officer 
Liz Smith, Policy Officer  

See Contact Us to send us a message.