Introducing the Board of Directors – Bob Chapman

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More than forty years ago, Bob Chapman took up post as a social worker in an inner city suburb of Cardiff. Soon after this he set up the Upper Afan Valley Citizens Advice Bureau – the first mobile CAB in Wales, serving six valley communities, and he has continued to develop innovative systems to enable and encourage local resilience ever since, coming full circle he is currently Chair of the National Advice Network Wales.

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PRESS RELEASE: Community vision one step closer with key appointments to wind farm investment fund


Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company behind Wales’s largest onshore wind farm, has appointed Board Members to guide community investment from one of Britain’s biggest funds.

With the first investments from the annual £1.8mn less than a year away, the experienced Board, chaired by Marc Phillips, former Head of Wales for BBC Children in Need and former head of UK Policy for the popular charity met for the first time recently.

The Board will be responsible for a new, independent body known as a Community Interest Company (CIC).

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