Joy Kent became Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg – the lead charity in Wales helping women achieve and prosper in the workplace – in 2013. Before this, Joy was the first Executive Director of Cymorth Cymru – the umbrella body for providers of housing, support and care services in Wales. Previous roles focused on policy development for Welsh Government, Welsh Local Government Association and the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru. Before moving to Wales, Joy taught English and managed language schools in Spain, the Czech Republic, Brazil and Egypt. In addition to her work, Joy has held a number of board positions and is currently a Ministerial appointee to the Programme Management Committee which oversees European programmes in Wales, a board member of Cynon Taf Housing Group, and a director of WCVA Services which invests in charities assisting them to diversify income streams through developing commercial activity.
"I have recently become a patron of the organisation and am really impressed by its approach, commitment and drive to helping young people in really practical and positive ways to be the best they can be".