My name is Claire Williams and I am the Cambrian Railway Partnership officer. I joined the Partnership in September 2017 and I believe I would be an asset to the board as I meet all the general skills as listed on the board advert and I have demonstrated some of these as outlined below:

  • Leadership and self-awareness, ability to gain respect and attention, confidence – I was asked by Welsh Government to be the strategic lead for Equality and Diversity on a project that included funding from Department for Transport and Welsh Government for the Bow Street Transport Interchange. I co-ordinated and delivered a public and stakeholder consultation with over 180 organisations engaged with. The results from this were then fed into the Equality Impact Assessments.
  • Political astuteness, diplomatic, able to deal with conflict – In my current and previous role I’ve encountered projects which have been both contentious and sensitive for political and public reasons. As a community rail officer of Wales & Borders, we are in regular meetings with Welsh Government, ministers, and senior officers and I ensure I am always non-judgmental and respectful to them.
  • Keenness to gain new knowledge and skills to develop competences further – I pro-actively research training opportunities and ensure I receive the relevant training and relevant up-skilling. I take pride in self-development, learning new processes and mentoring others. I regularly share best practice to ensure a consistent business approach and to maximise operational effectiveness.

If elected, I would work to ensure ACoRP is not brought into disrepute and would encourage membership.