Welcome to the Outdoor Partnership — Darllenwch yn Cymraeg

Socialise with us

Open
X

Directors

Amanda Davies

Amanda Davies

Chair

Amanda has contributed towards the Outdoor Partnership since it was established. She is currently a Manager on the Community Regeneration Service in Gwynedd Council, and prior to this was a Senior Lecturer in Leisure Management Bangor University and Sports Development Officer. 

She lives in Gerlan and is a mother of two. She enjoys a number of outdoor activities, including mountaineering, skiing and sailing.

However, these days she spends her free time sending her children around the country to sailing competitions!  

Paul Airey

Paul Airey

Vice Chair

Paul’s career in the outdoors has progressed from handyman in the 1970s to his last full time post as Outdoor Education & LOtC Adviser for Cheshire West & Chester Children’s Services and Halton Children’s Services.  In the intervening years of teaching, Paul has at various times been Chair of the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel (OEAP), Chair of Mountain Training Cymru, and the regional chair of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC).

Paul is also a Trustee for the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and helped develop the LOtC Quality Badge and LOtC Mark for Schools. He is a trustee of the Field Studies Council and a governor of a large secondary school in Cheshire which is committed to delivering much of the curriculum through outdoor learning. Some previous roles include chairing the Mountain Leader Training Board for Wales and he was one of the original authors of National Guidance for the OEAP. Paul has been a member of AAIAC and the Managing Forum for AAIAC.  A firm believer in lifelong learning, Paul has learnt Welsh and completed a Master’s degree in Education at Bangor University in 2000.  He has also been part of the development groups for both APIOL and LPIOL and is a Fellow of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. 

Ifer Gwyn

Ifer Gwyn

​Ifer Gwyn has worked for the Snowdonia National Park Authority for over seven years, initially as Sustainable Development Officer and latterly in his current role as Principal Policy Officer. Although his responsibilities represent most parts of the Authority’s work, he has particular regard for recreation, tourism, transport and renewable energy. In addition to being a Director with the North Wales Outdoor Partnership, he represents the Authority on several other recreation and tourism partnerships, both regionally and nationally.

Away from work, Ifer serves with the RNLI at Criccieth as a Lifeboat Crew Member and Press Officer. He is also a keen mountain and road cyclist and former rugby player

Joan Edwards

Joan Edwards

Director of Finance

​Joan Edwards, Qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of public and private sector organisations is also co-owner of Bryn Bella, an eco-friendly, award winning Guest House in Betws-y-coed.

A former trustee of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation and Llanrwst Almshouse she enjoys a number of outdoor activities,including running (including 2 Snowdonia marathons), cycling, climbing, walking and triathlons.

Jo Owen

Jo Owen

Inclusivity And Equality Director Outdoor Partnership

​I am a Mum to 2 boys with differing disabilities ie. autism and wheelchair user.  This has given me the passion and genuine drive to see inclusivity become the “norm” for activity provision and recreational life for those with disabilities.  My husband and myself set up Conwy Sea Rowing Club 5 years ago which is an inclusive rowing club and have achieved Insport Silver Award.  I am involved in running club as both secretary and Welfare Officer and lots in between!  I am also involved with Penmaenmawr Sailing Club Committee with regards to more inclusive provision and have recently been voted in as Chair for Disability Ski Wales. I aspire to work within best club practice and ensure it works for the members!

I enjoy the Outdoors and as a family we participate in hillwalking, climbing, surfing, sailing, biking, camping and much more.  We are used to thinking outside the box with regards getting the wheelchair places!  We have a genuine ethos to share information and experiences to enhance inclusivity in the Outdoors.​