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Meet the team

Rachel Cable

Rachel Cable

Head of Oxfam Cymru

Rachel shapes and leads an integrated programme challenging poverty in Wales. Rachel oversees Oxfam Cymru's policy, advocacy, campaigns and communications in Wales, as well as our programme activity. She brings a strong commitment to social justice to Oxfam Cymru's work to end poverty and suffering, locally and globally, making this central to public and political life in Wales. Rachel also plays a leading role within the Disasters Emergency Committee in Wales. Prior to taking up the role of Head of Oxfam Cymru, Rachel worked as a Policy and Advocacy Officer for the charity, writing policy papers, contributing evidence to enquiries, and extending the influence of Oxfam and its partners to bring about positive change. Before she joined Oxfam, Rachel worked for Universities Wales, as well as sitting on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Wales Students' Union. Outside of work, Rachel is passionate about Cardiff, and led the campaign to save Cardiff's Vulcan Hotel, which is now being rebuilt at Wales' National History Museum at St Fagan's.

Hayley Richards

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Hayley works part time and shares the role with Rachel. Hayley's job is to get Oxfam's voice heard in the corridors of Welsh power, especially the National Assembly. Hayley writes policy papers, contributes evidence to government enquiries and extends the influence of our project partners to bring about positive change and work with other organisations to lobby for amendments to relevant upcoming legislation, such as the Wellbeing and Future Generations Bill.

Jennifer James

Jennifer James

Education for Global Citizenship Adviser

Jennifer began her career in public libraries then made the move into schools and didn't leave! Following training to teach English in secondary schools she has worked in many schools - in London, Bristol and Swansea, managing libraries and resource centres while also teaching English and literacy. Jennifer is passionate about educating young people in global issues through literature and film while also developing in learners the skills necessary for independent learning.

Wendy Morgans

Wendy Morgan

Office and Business Support Manager

Wendy started working for Oxfam in 2003. Wendy's role involves the management and administration of the office finances, systems, facilities, stock and HR functions, as well as many other things.

Marilyn Coward


Marilyn became an admin volunteer in Whitchurch Road in 1983 and (with breaks for employment) carried on in this role until she was recruited into the education department in 1991 - she has worked in this area ever since. A native of Cardiff, Marilyn is married with two grown-up sons who have families of their own. When not doing her regular Wednesday stint at Oxfam, she practises yoga and goes to the gym. She loves nothing better than travelling abroad with her husband.

Claire Swann

Claire Swann

Training Project Lead

Claire joined Oxfam in September 2018 and works full time delivering our partnership project with the Department for Work and Pensions. Claire has previously worked for DWP for 27 years and experienced most customer facing job roles in both city and rural sites. Claire has experienced firsthand being a work coach supporting customers through their journey to move closer to the labour market, become less dependent on benefit and hopefully gain sustainable employment. Claire managed two rural sites that experienced lack of provision and transport barriers. Building links with local organisations and buying in provision reduced the unemployment.

Fanta Bamba


Fanta has been volunteering at Oxfam Cymru since 2012. Fanta works here every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and when she is here she looks after the reception and answers the phone, and helps her colleagues with various projects too.