Board Iaith Staff
Gareth took the CEO role within the company in 1997. Under his direction the company has maintained and developed its status as the lead and pioneering independent language policy and planning organisation in Wales. His main interest is community language planning but has also contributed to the development of corporate language planning practice, language socialisation projects and language awareness training in Wales. He is the author of many LPP reports over the years, including 'Y Gynhadledd Fawr' in 2013 on the commission of Wales' First Minister.
Following a career with the Water Board, during which Nigel became Regional Manager for West Wales, he retrained as a financial manager. He joined IAITH in August 2009. Nigel is now in charge of the Centre's administration, finance and efficiency.
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.
Kathryn joined IAITH in 1999. Previously she worked in Paris, Tanzania and China on language-related matters. As a linguist and sociologist, Kathryn leads our policy and research department. She is a member of BAAL and regularly contributes papers to international language conferences. Kathryn also leads our academic partnerships world-wide.
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.
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.
Ffion has worked for IAITH on a number of projects since 2007, including the Twf project. Currently she works on the Lleisiau Lleol (Community Voice) project, working with health and soial care users in Conwy county with National Lottery funding..