Mair Gwynant

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Mair is a chartered accountant with many years direct experience of both running and managing businesses and of applying that knowledge to directly advise a diverse range of clients. An experienced consultant and adviser, Mair previously worked in senior roles within the Welsh Government, the Welsh European Funding Office, the Audit Commission, the Wales Co-operative Centre, Chwarae Teg and Deloitte Touche LLP.

Mair offers:

  • A first-hand knowledge of financial management and governance standards required by the Welsh public sector
  • A detailed working knowledge and a track record of advising on the practical implications of State aid, procurement and structural funds regulations
  • Wide ranging practical financial management and accountancy experience
  • Proven strategic leadership, business development and change management skills
  • Significant experience of working with and advising a wide range of SMEs and third sector organisations on business start-up, development, governance and financial management
  • Direct senior management experience within the third sector and a real empathy to the challenges and issues faced
  • A real understanding of the Welsh political, cultural, geographic and economic context
  • A pragmatic and personal hands on approach to developing workable and sustainable solutions

Mair’s specific expertise is drawn from her direct experience in the following roles:

  • Head of the Welsh Government’s State Aid unit for 4 years
  • Financial analyst within the Wales European Funding Office, working with applicants on the development of robust proposals and financial models in line with the structural funds regulations
  • Project Director within the Welsh Government leading on the establishment of a new governance framework for the management of grants and funding
  • Direct business management and finance roles, operating at Senior Management and/or Board level within a wide range of organisations including Chwarae Teg, the Wales Co-operative Centre and WCVA Services
  • Director of Corporate Services for the Wales Co-operative Centre with responsibility for matters of finance, HR, governance and IT
  • Active charity trustee and deputy treasurer for WCVA, and trustee and treasurer for a small community charity
  • 7 years of working for a large accountancy practice, including 5 years as a management consultant, carrying out a wide range of financial management, organisational reviews and business development assignments