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 further term of five years on the Board she is standing down.  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 and one great grandson. 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, particularly during the recent 18 months to keep the choir active during the pandemic.

Diane and her husband have an allotment which keeps them both very busy growing their own vegetables and fruit. She says the ability to get out in the fresh air and work on the allotment and their garden during the pandemic helped to keep them fit and well.

Emma Marshman – Vice Chair

Appointed as Trustee 2012

Emma is currently the Academic Manager Advertising, Graphics, Illustration, TV & Film Set Design and Interior Design BA and Masters Programmes at the School of Design, University of South Wales.

Emma is a graduate of UWIC, Newport and De Montfort Universities. She started her career as a creative in Cardiff and London and on her return to Wales she studied to become a secondary school teacher working at schools in and around Cardiff before moving onto Further and then Higher Education.

Emma has developed strong links with organisations such as TGP Cymru to enable her students to gain experience during their degree course and at the same time giving her students the opportunity to give something back.

As well as teaching, Emma has worked with student groups on community projects and has been heavily involved with youth work, both as a youth leader and running summer play schemes. Emma is passionate about young people’s participation. Emma plays the piano and the harp, she also enjoys being creative in her free time and is a keen beekeeper. Emma likes to use her knowledge to inspire others.

Penny Newman – Trustee

Appointed as Trustee 2012

Penny Newman is a Director of JNP Legal Limited in Merthyr Tydfil. Penny is a graduate of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Chester Law School. She has been a qualified solicitor since 1983 and for the last 15 years has specialised in family law.

As well as being a Trustee of TGP Cymru, Penny also works in a voluntary capacity as a Legal Advisor to the St. David’s Adoption Agency.

Penny is a member of the following professional bodies: Law Society, Association of Lawyers for Children and Member of the Law Society Children Panel.

Angharad Price – Trustee

Appointed as Trustee 2013

Angharad Price is an employed barrister who works for the  UK Government Legal Department and lives in Dinas Powys. She was called to the bar at Middle Temple on 22 July 2004.  As a public sector lawyer, her work is varied.

She used to be a Grants Advisor to the Carnegie UK Trust, one of the largest charitable foundations in the UK, which involved being part of the committee who decides which young people’s organisations should be given funds to carry out innovative projects.

In 2013, she was awarded a merit for her LLM in Legal Practice by Cardiff University after writing a dissertation on disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments. She will be commencing a professional doctorate at Cardiff University in October 2021.

She gave birth to her twins, Tomos and Ffion in November 2016 and is currently studying Welsh so that she can pass it on them.

Hugh Russell – Trustee

Hugh Russell

Appointed as Trustee 2016

Hugh Russell works at the Wales Co-op Centre, promoting the development of community-led housing.  Hugh has a background in housing and homelessness policy and holds an MSc in housing. He has previously led on research into the links between the care system and homelessness, as well as working on issues such as LGBTQ+ youth homelessness. He is Chair of the Project Board of Tai Ffres, which seeks to provide good quality, social housing for young people. Outside of work, Hugh enjoys running, cycling and music.

Lauren Kinsey – Trustee

Appointed as Trustee 2019

Lauren is a Senior Caseworker and Communications Officer for a Member of Parliament in Cardiff and lives in Cwmbran.

With her dual role, her work is varied. Lauren works directly with individuals and families seeking support from their MP, with a heavy focus on community outreach. Lauren is also responsible for the MP’s political communications and campaigns both locally and nationally.

Lauren also has experience working in the National Assembly for Wales for an Assembly Member, and in policy and campaign roles in the housing and voluntary sector. Lauren graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA Politics and French.

Outside of work, Lauren volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Society and is a Dementia Champion- providing information sessions to community groups and businesses to help establish a more dementia friendly community. Lauren also loves to travel with her partner.