Menai Owen-Jones

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


Menai is an Independent Adviser to the Senedd Cymru Commission. She is a Chartered Director, consultant, an award-winning voluntary sector Chief Executive and an experienced Non-Executive Director. 

Menai is a Governor of Cardiff Metropolitan University and was elected as Co-Vice Chair for 2021/22. She is a director of her own consultancy company and is currently Consultant Chief Executive (Interim) of LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity. 

Until September 2021, Menai was Chief Executive of The Pituitary Foundation, a UK-wide health charity. 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-two years, Menai has contributed widely to civil society in Wales, and the United Kingdom, both as a volunteer and in a paid capacity.  She is passionate about inclusive leadership and has broad interests, networks, and wide-ranging experiences across several disciplines and organisations. 

Menai is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the Chartered Institute of Directors. She is a Trustee of Race Council Cymru since 2019 and an Ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Directors in Wales.  Until recently she also served on the board of the ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), Daring to Dream and Samaritans Cymru Advisory Board.  

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 currently studying an MSc Econ in Welsh Government and Politics. 

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Published: 15/06/22

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