Name: Cath Dyer
Occupation: Parent / full time carer of 2 disabled daughters. (Previous – bank clerk, piano teacher, teaching assistant in Welsh school)
Current Role: Ex Associate Director. Elected Board Member to 31 July 2021.
Why did you join the Trust Board: I joined the Trust in September 2011, following our move back from Mid Wales to Swansea, having been a Swans fan since 1981. I wanted to be involved, and help promote, contribute to, and be part of an organisation which has been so important to me and my family.
What attributes/skills are you able to bring to the Board?
I am a fluent Welsh speaker, and am confident in speaking with the media through English and Welsh. I also have a broad knowledge of all disabilities and keen to promote inclusion and equality, and understand how important it is that all supporters have the chance to fully enjoy their best match day experience. I am a very organised and friendly person, and always willing to help people wherever I can, and do my best at all times. . I have been actively involved in the Swans awards nights since 2012 and during the 2019/20 season, through the DSA, was involved with the new sensory room at the club and also the quiet hour at the club shop.
I attend the media press conferences where I am interviewed in Welsh. Being the Associate Director I have attended club board meetings in my capacity as an observer. I am in close contact through the Trust and DSA with many of the club staff.
How do you feel the Trust can further develop its representation of members and the wider fan base?
Raising the Trust profile is very important, and developing and maintaining positive working relationships within the club. Communicating and interacting with our members, young and old alike through community activities plus DSA events where disabled people come and meet with the players and fans alike in a smaller environment is so important as equality and inclusion are paramount in football.