Who we are
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.
Ecodyfi board members
Ecodyfi Board members – description of interests and experience
Ann MacGarry, Chair
Machynlleth. Education for sustainable development and global citizenship, young people, sustainability, overseas development.
Ann MacGarry has worked in sustainability education for 30 years, previously at CAT, currently for the charity Size of Wales (Maint Cymru). She is registered as a Renew Wales mentor for Ecodyfi. She is a town councillor in Machynlleth for Plaid Cymru, is a voluntary youth worker for Gwerin y Coed and is involved in other local organisations including Merched y Wawr, Hazina and the Food Bank. She speaks Welsh.
Märit Olsson, Treasurer and Company Secretary
Corris. Accountancy, supporting African communities.
Märit manages the finances for ecodyfi. She has worked in accountancy for over 20 years and specialises in not-for-profit organisations. In her spare time she manages the Machynlleth based charity Hazina that supports work in Tanzania.
Taliesin. Communications, business, forestry, law.
Anwen Pughe Jones
Machynlleth. Renewable energy, heat pumps, repair and re-use, community.
Eglwys-fach. Books, bikes, appropriate technology.
Machynlleth. Fair trade, tourism, health, woodlands.
Derwenlas. Community, appropriate technology, sustainability.