Our Staff

We have a small staff team based at our office in Cardiff.

Catherine Fookes

Catherine Fookes

Director

Contact: catherine@wenwales.org.uk

Catherine aims to grow our impact and profile as well as our membership. Her most recent role was Campaign Director at the Organic Trade Board where she helped treble the size of the organisation and accessed funding of £10m for the organic industry from the EU and companies.

She has worked at ActionAid and the Soil Association as a Campaigner before joining Sustain. At Sustain, she was Co-ordinator of the Parliamentary campaign for an Organic Targets Bill. It resulted in an Action Plan for Organic Farming and greater financial support for organic farmers. She was a member of the Welsh Government’s Food And Drink Wales Industry Board.

In 2008, she wrote a major report “Georgie Porgie Pudding and Pie” investigating nursery school food.

Catherine is passionate about gender equality and has tried to ensure this is at the heart of everything she does both in work and outside of work as a school governor, as a trustee of charities and as an active local campaigner.

Natasha Cody

Natasha Cody

Policy & Communications Officer

Natasha joins WEN Wales from Age Cymru Swansea Bay, where she was responsible for Communications, Campaigns and Engagement. Natasha previously worked for WEN Wales as Project Coordinator. She has several years’ experience in strategic communications and campaigning, having also worked for Wales International Development Hub (now Hub Cymru Africa), Plaid Cymru and the National Assembly for Wales.

Natasha is passionate about social justice issues, and became involved with the campaign for gender equality after working in Tajikistan with Save the Children International.