Siân Summers-Rees is the Director for Wales for the Community Transport Association UK. Siân recently took up the post and is excited by the prospect of supporting the community transport sector in Wales. The move to transport is a new challenge for Siân but her background in law and her experience in working in the Third Sector will undoubtedly help her.
Siân studied law as an undergraduate and then went on to complete the postgraduate diploma in legal practice. She worked for a small period for Hugh James Solicitors in family, child care and criminal law before realising her passion for the third sector. Siân went on to work for two Race Equality Council’s as a Race Discrimination Caseworker. She dealt with cases of discrimination in the areas of employment, services and harassment. Her experience in equality matter was further cemented by working to support a solicitor at the Commission for Racial Equality. Siân then went on to work for the Welsh Refugee Council for three years before moving on to become the Chief Officer of Displaced People in Action where she worked for eight years. As a Chief Officer of a small refugee charity her role was varied and included working on policy and strategy as well as project management. Also during her time in the refugee sector she developed experience of training in equality, diversity and refugee awareness. She has also achieved an NVQ Level 5 Management, an ILM qualification and recently achieved the MSc in Human Resource Management with distinction. She was awarded Chartered membership status for the CIPD in 2014. Siân is also a trustee for Asylum Justice which provides free asylum and immigration advice. She is also a qualified OISC Level One Adviser having volunteered for the charity for many years.