Menai Owen-Jones

Menai Owen-Jones, board member of WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action)


Menai is a Chartered Director, an experienced social sector leader and Vice Chair of Cardiff Metropolitan University.

She was Chief Executive of The Pituitary Foundation, an award-winning UK-wide health charity, until September 2021. She successfully led transformative and sustainable change during her ten-year tenure, establishing the organisation as leading in its field worldwide.

For the past twenty years, Menai has contributed widely to civil society in Wales, and the United Kingdom, both as a volunteer and in a paid capacity. Menai is passionate about inclusive leadership and has broad interests, networks, and wide-ranging experiences across several disciplines and organisations.

Menai is currently a Trustee of Race Council Cymru and Daring to Dream. Until recently she also served on the board of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations).

Raised in North Wales, Menai is a fluent Welsh speaker and a parent to a young child. Menai is a Cardiff University Law graduate and qualified as a Chartered Director in September 2020.

Actively promoting diversity and inclusion, and working to challenge inequalities, Menai has lived experience of being part of a minoritised community (LGBTQ+).

In 2019 and 2021, Menai was awarded the CEO Today UK & Global Awards, for innovative and strong leadership. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an ambassador for IoD Wales and holds various advisory appointments including being a member of the Samaritans Cymru Board.

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Published: 15/06/22

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