The organisation was initially set up as the Wales Fair Trade Forum to oversee the Fair Trade Nation campaign, and on June 6th 2008 Wales made history and became the first ever Fair Trade nation. For more information about the Fair Trade Nation campaign click here.
Fair Trade Wales was established as a company, limited by guarantee with not for profit status, in April 2010. We receive most of our funding from the Welsh Government and are also supported by organisations such as Oxfam Cymru, Fairtrade Foundation, The Co-operative Membership, The Waterloo Foundation and many others over the years.
Elen Jones is a bi-lingual campaigner who cares about impact. Be it an individual’s impact by making one small change and assisting others to follow suit, to organisations and governments changing policy from the top. It’s all about impact.
Experience in the public sector includes the Benefits Agency, The Welsh Office and Police Complaints Commission and in the private and voluntary sectors from Hyder, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Common Purpose involving the fields of customer service, training, facilitation, event management, community development and project management. Elen enjoys working with motivated and inspiring individuals and groups who want to make a difference.
Elen’s current day to day role is to provide direction for a small team supporting a grass-roots framework of campaigners who wish to provide a better chance for the developing world through education, procurement and policy.
Helen Bradley is the Education Manager. She is passionate about enabling children and young people to get involved in global issues and the world around them. In her role in Fair Trade Wales she supports schools to bring Fair Trade into the classroom and to all aspects of school life. This includes managing a school speaker scheme, supporting the Fairtrade Schools scheme, developing educational resources and delivering teacher training sessions.
She has worked in a number of roles within the field of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship within Wales and overseas and is keen to connect the education work in Fair Trade Wales to the wider global citizenship agenda both nationally and internationally.
Tristan Humphreys is the Campaigns Manager. He is passionate about trade justice and believes firmly in the importance of grassroots campaigning. In his role in Fair Trade Wales, he supports Fair Trade groups across Wales to promote Fair Trade within their communities. Tristan also leads on national campaigns and is responsible for Wales’ Fair Trade Nation campaign.
A former Political Campaigner for Oxfam, Tristan has worked in a number of roles in the International Development sector. He holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester and is a keen football fan.