Sheleagh has over thirty year’s experience of working in third sector, in both a paid and voluntary capacity. After completing BA (Hons) Communication Studies in 1983, she became interested in how community action can lead to change. During the 80’s she managed a housing project in inner City Cardiff, and became involved in community development and regeneration. Sheleagh spent several years working for the Council for Voluntary Services in Cardiff, providing advice and information to voluntary organisations on fundraising and business development. She has worked as project manager and development officer with Safer Wales, Regional Fundraising Officer with Fairbridge De Cymru, Fundraising Officer with Care & Repair Cymru and tutor on the BA In Community Studies at Newport University. She has experience of trust fundraising, corporate fundraising, community fundraising, developing voluntary income and a sound understanding of governance and management issues. She is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, chair of the IOF South Wales Regional Committee and a freelance fundraising coach.