Board Iaith Staff
Kathryn joined the company in 1999. Prior to that she worked in Paris, Tanzania and China on language-related issues. A leading linguist and sociologist, Kathryn led our policy and research unit until 2016 when she took over the role of Executive Director. She's a member of BAAL and regularly contributes papers to international language conferences. Kathryn also leads our academic partnerships around the world.
Siwan joined IAITH at the end of 2011 from an youth work background to be responsible for our community focused projects which she managed effectively for four years. Siwan is an experienced trainer and since 2015 has been responsble for developing our education and training services around language planning.
Buddug joined IAITH in 2018. She has a strong background in education, working for Coleg Llandrillo Menai and Aberystwyth University on aspects of the language policy of those institutions. She brings her strong research background to the IAITH team.
Kelly is a vital component of the IAITH administrative powerhouse and a valuable member of the IAITH research unit. She also has the heavy burden of keeping our CEO on track! Kelly is of a sporting bent and her quiet efficiency is great strength to the Centre.
Steve joined the company in 2001 following a career in local government as Head Translator and Language Officer with Arfon and Conwy Councils. He was one of the founders of Rhwydiaith, he served as a Vice-Chairman for the Association of Welsh Translators and Interpreters and he is one of the leading experts on corporate language planning issues. Steve was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University in 2014 and an academic doctorate from Cardiff University in 2015. Since his retirement in 2016 he has continued his relationship with IAITH as an Associate Consultant.
Gareth took over the company in 1997. Under his leadership the company has maintained and developed its status as the leading innovators of policy and language planning in Wales. His main interest is community language planning but he also has extensive experience of corporate language planning, language socialization and language awareness training. He has published numerous reports to Government and central bodies over the years and is the author of The Big Conference report (2013).
Meirion is one of Wales' foremost language planners. He was Director of Education and Chief Executive of the Welsh Language Board until 2012. Since then he has been responsible for maintaining the European NPLD network until 2017. He now acts as an independent consultant under the name LinguaNi and regularly works with the team at IAITH.
Colin is one of Wales' foremost language planners. He has now retired from a successful academic career at a number of higher education institutions. In recent years he has led the policy and language planning work of Cardiff University. He has published widely and is highly regarded internationally. It's a privilege to be part of the IAITH team.