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Michele Dineen

Finance Officer
Michele Dineen - Finance Officer

Michele looks at the processes and procedures for Taith, and assists with financial administration and the preparation of financial reports, monitoring budgets and account reconciliation for the Programme.

It is exciting to be part of a new venture and contribute to the Taith programme. I bring 30 years of finance experience mainly in the private sector but have a few years behind me in the public sector. My last position was as the Accounts and Finance Officer for a new start-up company. I’m sure Taith will be equally as challenging and I look forward to working with the team.

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Susana Galván - Taith Executive Director

Susana Galván

Executive Director

Susana has overall responsibility for the strategy, performance, and successful delivery of  the Taith Programme. Susana works with senior staff from Welsh Government and the Programme’s target sectors to promote the interests and values of Taith across Wales and internationally.

I was really excited to join Taith in February 2022 and to lead such a brilliant team and such a unique and ground-breaking programme for Wales. Taith aims to create life-changing, wide-ranging and far-reaching mobility and exchange opportunities for people across Wales, across all sectors. International education and exchanges, and cross-cultural understanding are areas that I am truly passionate about, not just as someone who benefitted from such experiences as a young person, but also as these are the areas of work which I have dedicated the entirety of my professional life to. I am very proud and privileged to be part of a programme which is designed for Wales, with Wales and by Wales, and of what Taith so ambitiously and boldly aims to achieve. I look forward to witnessing the benefits that Taith will provide to its participants, both those going from Wales to the world as well as from the world into Wales, and to hearing all about their unique “journey” with Taith!

Walter Brooks - FE, VET, Adult Education and Higher Education Programme Manager

Walter Brooks

FE, VET, Adult Education and Higher Education Programme Manager

Walter leads on programme engagement across the further education, vocational education training and adult education sectors.

I’m excited about contributing to develop a groundbreaking programme that offers so many benefits to Wales on so many levels. Experiencing other countries and cultures transformed my own life, and I relish the idea that we are providing those life-changing opportunities to a wide range of sectors, communities and individuals in Wales.

Ellie Bevan - Head of Policy, Programmes & Engagement

Ellie Bevan

Head of Policy, Programmes & Engagement

Ellie works on all things Schools and Youth, from developing the programme and policies, to raising awareness of the programme in the sectors and supporting organisations to apply for Taith funding.

I am really lucky to have had the chance to travel and work abroad in a number of different countries. These experiences have had a hugely positive impact on my life and career and so I’m really excited to work on a programme which enables other young people to have these opportunities. I have a background in widening access, and have seen the huge impact that international experiences can have on the lives of young people.  I’m therefore particularly keen to make sure the Taith programme is accessible and inclusive, and provides opportunities for children and young people who may not otherwise have the chance to travel abroad.