Cathryn Ferris
Assistant Director (People)

I qualified as a Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in 2003 and became a Chartered Member shortly after. I joined Cartrefi Cymru in 2013 following a lengthy career in the public sector, spanning more than 25 years.

I was the Regional HR Manager for the Wales Probation Trust during it’s complicated national restructure and also worked with the education team for Newport City Council for a short period.

Working in the voluntary sector is very different from my previous experience but I have to say it was highly refreshing to join this great organisation and start working with others to make a real difference to the lives of people in our communities.

I have always worked in human resources and have a strong sense of fairness and equity which I strive to ensure underpins the work we do. No two days are ever the same working here and it is that and the knowledge that we are supporting people to achieve what matters to them, regardless of how small, that makes me get up in the morning.

On a personal note, I am also a Trustee for a local disabled cycling charity and like to keep fit and healthy by running and cycling when I get the chance. I also love to travel and am currently ticking off the many places on my lengthy bucket list.