liz girling

Liz has spent all her working life within the third sector or supporting third sector organisations.  She believes that together, we make a real difference to the lives of the people and places of Wales through our passion, tenacity, cooperation and sheer hard work.  Nevertheless, in a changing world Liz thinks it's ever more important for us to have a strong and resilient voluntary sector, led by a national umbrella body which champions the sector's work, and spots opportunities for them to have greater impact and influences on our behalf.  

Liz is particularly interested in the role which we can collectively play in supporting the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.  She thinks this ground-breaking legislation is a game changer for Wales and creates a landscape within which the third sector and volunteering can have an even greater impact on peoples' lives.  It will require broad thinking and a diverse range of approaches if the sector is to meet the opportunity together.  

Liz bring a range of skills and experience to the table.  As Assistant Director for National Trust (NT) Wales, she shares responsibility for setting strategic direction, monitoring performance and setting objectives, ensuring they adhere to their core responsibilities of looking after special places, forever for everyone.  She leads on strategy and implementation plans which support the visitor business - membership, volunteering, participation, fundraising, marketing, external affairs, commercial, visitor experience and curatorship.  She also sponsors some of the Trusts major investment projects such as Tredegar House and Penrhyn Castle.  

Liz joined the Trust in 2014 after 8 years with the Heritage Lottery Fund where she supported applicants to access lottery grant funding and led on PR and stakeholder relationships.  She is an experienced fundraiser having worked for Hijinx Theatre and Vision 21 and has held a number of Trustee and Governor positions.