Croeso Tara! UNA Exchange welcomes new Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tara-Jane Sutcliffe as our new interim Director.

TJ Sutcliffe

Tara joins UNA Exchange having previously worked as a senior manager across the not-for-profit sector with focus on capacity building for young people and communities. She brings experience of leading national projects as well as driving operational change and building organisational resilience.
As part of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Tara most recently led Wales for Peace: a £1.3 million project facilitated by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Welsh Government and the European Commission. Prior to this she worked in Westminster, influencing heritage policy, and ran the editorial office of the international journal, Antiquity. She has recently been admitted as a Fellow of the RSA and holds a degree in Modern History & Politics from Oxford University.

Speaking on her appointment, Tara said:
In 2013 I was incredibly fortunate to take part in the EU’s Erasmus+ programme with an exchange placement in Bulgaria. An enriching and transformative experience, it provided new ways of thinking and working, developed my intercultural awareness, widened my network of colleagues and ultimately facilitated a move from working at a national to international level.

Driven by a strong desire to support others to similarly benefit, I’m delighted to take up this opportunity to help shape the direction of UNA Exchange at this critical time.”

Tracy Kearns, Chair of Trustees said:

We are delighted to welcome Tara to the UNA team. Tara’s rich experience in the Third Sector and understanding of business development will be vital as we continue to grow and evolve as a charity, building key relationships and extending out network.”