Natalie Zhivkova

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Policy & Insights Manager

Natalie leads our research, policy development and influencing work. She engages with the sector and transforms their feedback into policy solutions to propose to government. She also helps keep us all abreast of the newest trends, political developments and legislative changes.

Natalie holds a first class degree from Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics and has a professional background in business policy. She is passionate about human rights and freedoms, the state of our natural environment, and civic participation.

A life-long volunteer, Natalie has lent her skills to children’s, animal and anti-human trafficking charities. She is a dedicated community organiser – a co-founder of Cardiff’s biggest afro-latin dance community group, and a returning officer for Bulgaria’s remote polling station in Cardiff.

Natalie is a Welsh language enthusiast, keen dancer, and a big fan of Eurovision.

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Published: 20/12/23

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Published: 10/11/23

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Published: 06/06/22

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