Edward Watts MBE DL

Edward Watts, WCVA board member


Edward is a strong advocate for the third sector. He has been involved as a volunteer for over 50 years so brings to the WCVA Board years of experience.

Edward currently holds a number of trustee positions across a wide range of sectors. He is also a governor of a school in Newport.

Edward has experience of working within a corporate setting. He has built up a network of contacts within local authorities, local health board, Gwent Police, British Transport Police and Newport Police Division and sits on the Ethnic Leaders forum.

One of Edward’s strengths is his passion for the third sector. Edward holds the positions of Chair on the GAVO Executive Board, Gwent Scouts and The Mission to Seafarers Newport branch. He has recently been appointed as Patron of The Merchant Navy Association – City of Newport Branch. Through these roles he has successfully secured a range of funding to ensure the sustainability of the organisations he is trustee of.

Edward was recently awarded an MBE and was elected as Deputy Lieutenant of Gwent. These honours have provided Edward with additional network opportunities and he will promote the work of the third sector at every opportunity.

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