Name: Endaf Griffiths
Position at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund: I’m a director of Wavehill: social and economic research and we’ve been appointed to undertake an independent evaluation of the Pen y Cymoedd community fund, covering how its managed as well as what is being achieved. I’m also leading the team undertaking the evaluation.
Job History: I’ve been working with Wavehill for over 10 years and during that time I’ve been involved with the evaluation of literally hundreds of projects, schemes and programmes. Before joining Wavehill I was a director of Menter a Busnes, a independent economic development company for a couple of years and before that I worked in various roles for the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) for about 8 years.
A bit about you: I’m originally from Porthmadog in North West Wales but moved down to Aberystwyth when I went to University in the 1990s and have lived there ever since. I’m married to Siwan and have two young children, Megan and Huw. I’m a big fan of audiobooks and podcasts.
What most excites you about the PyC Community Fund: It’s independence, the focus on a specific and relatively small area of benefit and the longevity of the investment that is being made.
What do you think are the threats or risks to the success of this fund: I’ll wait and see what the findings of the evaluation tell us!
If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why: An elephant because they seem to be very chilled out.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you: My iPad, headphones and a copy of the Lord of the Rings.
Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself with our communities!