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.
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.
Machynlleth. Education for sustainable development and global citizenship, young people, sustainability, overseas development.
Taliesin. Communications, business, forestry, law.
Corris. Community, trade unions, public transport, post offices.
Machynlleth. Renewable energy, heat pumps, repair and re-use, community.
Eglwys-fach. Books, bikes, appropriate technology.
Machynlleth. Fair trade, tourism, health, woodlands.
Pantperthog. Renewable energy, overseas development, coops, young people.
Derwenlas. Community, appropriate technology, sustainability.