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Moving forward the role of women.

Byline: By SION BARRY Western Mail

Women's economic development body Chwarae Teg has appointed Marcella Maxwell as its new chief executive. She joins the organisation after several years in senior management at Cardiff County Council where she played a key role in steering and implementing the capital city's economic development and strategic policy.

She will take up her new position next month and succeeds Ruth Marks who has taken up the post of director of RNIB Cymru after six years in the role at Chwarae Teg.

Cardiff University graduate Ms Maxwell said, 'I was attracted to the opportunity the role would provide to move the organisation forward so that it can continue to play a crucial role in the equality and diversity agenda in Wales.

'I would like to pay tribute to the former chief executive, Ruth Marks, and the team at Chwarae Teg for the excellent contribution they have made to the continued success of the organisation.'

Ms Maxwell believes that her time spent in economic development has given her a strong understanding of the ethos of Chwarae Teg and its work in supporting and furthering the position of women in the Welsh economy.

She added, 'On the face of it, the role of women in the economy has made progress over the years, but when you look at the evidence, many barriers still exist.

'There is still much to be done if women are to achieve their full potential in the workforce.

'There are many challenges facing the Welsh economy and I want to ensure that the economic and business imperative for women in the workplace is properly understood and valued.'

Chwarae Teg was established in 1992.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 15, 2005
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