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Who we are

Staff members

Andy Rowland

As Managing Director of ecodyfi, Andy is responsible to the Board for all aspects of operation, including finance, compliance, development, communications, networking, and delivery of projects and services. When projects require dedicated staff, Andy helps the Board recruit them and manages them. Andy spent 14 years at the Centre for Alternative Technology in various roles, with jobs in nature conservation and community development before that. He has been a Community Councillor, school Governor and Clerk locally. He has a postgraduate certificate in rural community economic development and is bilingual.

Märit Olsson

Märit manages the finances for ecodyfi.  She has worked in accountancy for over 15 years and specialises in not-for-profit organisations.  In her spare time she manages the Machynlleth based charity Hazina that supports work in Tanzania.

Ecodyfi Board members – description of interests and experience


Allan Wynne Jones, Co-Chair

Machynlleth. Tourism, business development, health, education, culture, Wales and minority languages.


Helen Pendry, Co-Chair

Machynlleth. Culture, arts, education, copywriting, editing.


Marit Olsson, Treasurer and Company Secretary

Corris. Accountancy, supporting African communities.


Ann MacGarry

Machynlleth. Education for sustainable development and global citizenship, young people, sustainability, overseas development.


Guy Pargeter

Taliesin. Communications, business, forestry, law.


Jan Morgan

Corris. Community, trade unions, public transport, post offices.


John Cantor

Machynlleth. Renewable energy, heat pumps, repair and re-use, community.


Martin Ashby

Eglwys-fach. Books, bikes, appropriate technology.


Nicola Ruck

Machynlleth. Fair trade, tourism, health, woodlands.


Rod Edwards

Pantperthog. Renewable energy, overseas development, coops, young people.


Andy Rowland

Derwenlas. Community, appropriate technology, sustainability.