Diane Daniel
Chair – Appointed as Trustee 2012

Before retiring in December 2008 Diane had more than  25 years  of experience in the statutory sector working as a child care social worker, fostering officer, independent reviewing officer  and Planning and Partnership Officer within Children’s Services for Newport City Council and latterly  as  manager of the  Children and Young People’s Partnership.

Diane feels passionately about the need to promote children’s rights to be heard, and continues to work in a voluntary capacity to promote the well-being of all children and young people in Wales. Diane ensures that she keeps up to date with current trends and legislation in order to be able to make informed decisions and fully contribute to children’s agenda.

Diane was a trustee of Children in Wales for six years and retired as vice chair of that organisation in 2014 in line with their constitution. After a gap of two years she has now returned to the Board and remains a member of the Policy Council.  During that time she has played an active role in the organisation and been proud to represent both Children in Wales and Wales at meetings in Europe and in the UK.

As well as being a Trustee of Children in Wales, Diane was for four years a Trustee of Clubiau Plant Cymru Kids Clubs and Solas and was also a National Committee Member for Barnardos Cymru, a post she gave up when she became chair of TGP Cymru to avoid a conflict of interest.  She was also for five years a member of the BBC advisory panel for Children in Need.

Diane lives in Cardiff with her husband and has two daughters and two grandchildren. Her eldest daughter lives in Hong Kong and her grandson has lived all his life there. Diane and her husband have travelled widely since retiring and have a special love for Africa, which they have now visited three times. Her other passion is music and she has been a very active member of the Cardiff Bach choir for over 30 years.