About the Charity
The Cynon Valley Museum Trust was established in 2015 after the closure of the Museum in November 2014. It was borne from the campaign of members and steering group who had lobbied for the Museum to remain open. The CVMT’s registered charity number is 1161227.
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the strategic decisions at the Museum and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. There are up to 12 trustees who sit on the board and two subcommittees who look after specific aspects of the Museum’s development. The trustees are volunteers and do not receive a salary.
Richard is a Community Councillor, Vice Chair of the Hirwaun and Penderyn Community Council and Chair of the Cynon Valley Museum Trust. He is Principal Consultant of a disability consultancy company which he set up over ten years ago.
For many years Richard used the Cynon Valley Museum as his company’s training base for their Disability Awareness Training programme. With this strong attachment to the museum, when the opportunity arose to join the trust, he felt it was time to offer his services to help work to keep such a valuable facility open for the community.
As a trustee his responsibilities mainly focus on anything electronic, “if it’s got a button or a light on it I’m all over it!” Richard is in addition a strong voice for Equality and accessibility on the board.
Jeremy joined the Museum Steering Group, which later evolved into the Cynon Valley Museum Trust, in 2015. He is now the longest serving Trustee. As someone brought up in the heart of the Cynon valley, he has an enthusiasm for its heritage and culture, allied to a commitment to community ownership and democracy. The Museum being an ideal synthesis of those things.
His professional background is in business and third sector management, where over the years he has undertaken a number of roles as both an employee and external consultant.
His interests include history, travel, food, beer and rugby (the last two being entirely unconnected). He is a lifelong supporter of Mountain Ash RFC and a trustee of the Cynon Valley History Society.’
Join the Board of Trustees
Would you like to be part of the board of trustees and help guide Cynon Valley Museum Trust into the future by supporting the strategic, long term development of the museum?
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Steve has been living and working in Aberdare for over 10 years after making the arduous 10 mile journey north from his hometown of Pontypridd. He started volunteering with the trust in 2018 while undertaking his degree in Public Services, making the museum the focus of several successful assignments along the way. After graduating, he maintained his links with the museum, eventually becoming a Trustee in December 2019 and Vice-Chair in 2020
In his spare time he can usually be found roaming a local hill in all kinds of weather, fooling nobody when using his connection with the museum to try and add weight to his long-held ambitions of being “Indiana Jones”. Unfortunately, a shared surname, loathing of snakes and a penchant for wearing silly hats when trekking is the closest he’s ever likely to get to achieving this dream…