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Tina Tew

Chief Executive

Tina joined Prostate Cymru in January 2014 as Chief Executive, working in conjunction with The Board of Trustees to develop and implement a strategic plan to deliver the charity’s key objectives. Tina is responsible for the management and leadership of a small team of staff, and volunteer groups, operating across Wales to increase awareness and maximise fundraising opportunities. Tina is a dedicated and highly respected professional with over 25 years’ experience working at senior management and board level, including Sales and Marketing Director at Cardiff Blues, and is a well-known figure amongst the South Wales business community. She is an out-going fun loving person with a genuine compassion for others.

Chris Leyshon

Community & Sports Officer

Chris graduated with a BSc degree in Sports Coaching and Performance in addition to a HND and Foundation qualifications in Sports Science and Rugby Sports Coaching and Performance. In 2014, Chris and a team from Kenfig Hill RFC conquered Mount Kilimanjaro, raising £27,000 for the charity. Chris subsequently joined the charity as the Community & Sports Officer. Highly motivated about organising events, Chris is the founder of The Big Walk, Prostate Cymru’s largest fundraising event of the year, with a total of £266,000 raised so far. Chris is continuing to climb mountains raising money for Prostate Cymru, including summiting Everest base camp in 2019. His next challenge is the Machu Picchu trek, Peru in September 2021. Outside of work and fundraising, Chris enjoys playing rugby and is a part-time carer at Shaw Trust.

Owen Pugsley

Corporate Events & Marketing Executive

Owen Pugsley graduated from the University of South Wales in 2013 with a BA Honours Degree in Business Marketing and Human Resources. After working as a teacher while completing a PGCE Owen took a gap year in the College Beau Soleil, a prestigious school located in the Swiss Alps. Owen had raised money for Prostate Cymru since 2016 completing a number of our internal events to raise money for the charity such as: The Big Walk, The Five Valleys Sportive and The Cardiff Half Marathon. Joining the staff in 2017, Owen works closely with the team running some of Prostate Cymru’s main events including The Ambassadors Lunch and The Ray Murray charity golf day. In his spare time Owen enjoys travelling and undertaking challenges such as the Iron Man Wales triathlon.

Lydia Caunce

Communications Executive

Lydia graduated from Cardiff University in 2018 with a BA Honours Degree in English Literature and then continued her studies at Cardiff University completing a Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism. During her master’s, Lydia completed two internships in Cardiff as a Digital and Promotional Content Creator and a PR and Social Media Intern, as well as winning the BBC Worldwide Award for Best New Magazine Brand of 2019. After finishing her studies, Lydia joined the Prostate Cymru team in 2020. In her free time, Lydia enjoys reading, cooking and finding new brunch spots in Cardiff.

Nia Dimond

Events and Marketing Assistant

Nia joined the Prostate Cymru team during a placement organised by Cardiff University. Having enjoyed the placement and gained experience assisting in the management of events, she became a permanent member of staff in the summer of 2019. Nia was a key member of the team organising The Big Walk 2019 and other key events. Having returned to university to complete her English Literature (BA) degree studies, Nia now works in the office part-time offering assistance to the team with marketing and events. Outside of work, Nia enjoys independent travel and is the coordinator of a student-led charity which organises sustainable international volunteering projects for students across the UK.

Becky Havard

Finance & Administration

Becky has over twenty years’ experience working in the service industry for a prominent Welsh company. Becky’s roles included customer service, training new and existing staff across the UK, team management and auditing. After leaving the industry, Becky set up her own company Havard PA Associates before joining the Prostate Cymru team in October 2016 as an Executive Assistant. In this role, Becky works closely with the Chief Executive and accountants regarding the charity’s finances and also helps to organise events. Outside of work, Becky enjoys travelling, reading and keeping fit.

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