Meet our Trustees

Jane Davies, our chairperson, has been a trustee since 2015, transitioning from her previous role as a project manager for over 10 years within the organisation. Jane has extensive experience in working with young people. She holds academic credentials in Criminal Justice, including a BSc, PGCE, and MA, and currently serves as a lecturer at Swansea University, imparting her expertise to aspiring professionals in the field.

Nicola Welton, our vice chair and trustee since October 2020, serves as the Academic Director for Childhood, Youth and Education at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. In this role, she manages various programmes, including accredited Youth Work and Early Years programmes, as well as broader Education programmes up to PhD level. She remains active in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate youth work students. With a background as a qualified Youth and Community worker, Nicola maintains a keen interest in working with young people and communities.

Sarah Jenkins, our Treasurer, has been a Trustee since 15 February 2017. Sarah is a Chartered Accountant and has run her own practice. Sarah is also the chair of the Glangwili League of Friends and is active in the community in Carmarthen. Sarah has a passion for working with young people and has recently qualified in health and social care for her new role as a care and support worker.

Matthew Webster, a Trustee since 14 November 2022, fulfils his primary role as the vicar of St Ystyffan’s Church in Llansteffan. Demonstrating his commitment to community service, Matthew has orchestrated volunteering initiatives for our youth, engaging them in the upkeep of local church grounds. Notably, he actively participates in the LGBTQ+ community, serving as a dedicated member of the Carmarthen LGBTQ+ group. His inclusive approach is evident through his recent organisation of a vigil at his parish church, honouring the life of a young transgender individual.

Vic Nurton has served as a trustee at Carmarthen Youth Project since April 2010. He initially joined the organisation due to his parental involvement, spurred by his son’s teenage years. His commitment expanded further through a community connection with our esteemed founder, Dr Margaret, a local physician, who encouraged his participation on the board of trustees.