Babs was a senior manager in the People Powered Results (PPR), appointed with the ambition to grow PPR in Wales.
Inquisitive, impatient and questioning, Babs joined Nesta’s PPR team after a lifetime as a journalist and filmmaker. She changed direction, becoming a development manager for an innovative charity, when the need to make a difference overwhelmed her desire to “tell the story”. “I’d told some stories about our failure to care too many times. I wanted to be part of making a difference,” she said.
Four years on - more convinced than ever of the need to do things differently - she moved to PPR as their senior programme manager in Wales. PPR offered a place where she could support people by creating space for reflection and experimentation, somewhere they could work with complexity and learn from failure. In Wales, PPR values are at the heart of legislation. Babs felt PPR had a key role to play, particularly in recovery from covid-19.
She delighted in supporting transformation in a place and at a time when it is needed most. Bab’s specialist knowledge is of innovative ways to empower people to live lives that matter to them. She knows Wales and its legislative structure.
Outside work, she walks, gardens, loves music and family life with two grown-up children and next door’s cat.
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