Grant Duncan


When I changed career from manufacturing to public services some 13 years ago one of my motivations was to do things that can make a difference for the public good. It still is. Being a trustee of Cartrefi is part of that ambition. I try to help as part of the team in making sense of the wider challenges we all face and the decisions we make, management and trustees together, to keep Cartrefi sustainable for all those communities who depend on our success and values.

I believe a key part of our role is helping create a level playing field so that everyone has equality of access to opportunities. The chorus of one of my favourite song's pretty much says it all for me: It's not just what you're born with, it's what you choose to be; it's not how big your share is, but how much you can's not just what you've been given, it's what you do with what you've got". Here's one version It's a privilege to be a part of the work Cartrefi is doing to help people live independent lives and helping people create opportunities and do things they dream of.

I also work with Cartrefi as part of my own development. Being part of a different organisation in my private life as a volunteer helps me learn from others, seeking out new ways of doing things and keeping grounded in the reality of the importance of the daily work that everyone in Cartrefi does.

I'm a board member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and Owner of PH Psychology Services Limited.

The song by the way is by Si Kahn and I recommend it!