Membership of PAC is open to all individuals within public affairs and government relations in Wales. We currently have over 200 members drawn from the private, public and voluntary sectors from organisations of every size and specialism. We run a wide range of events throughout the year and members can also take advantage of a range of useful benefits.
The daily management of PAC is the responsibility of the Executive Committee who are elected on an annual basis at the AGM. The current committee consists of:
Chair: Lia Murphy
Occupation and Employer: External Affairs Manager, Wales – OFGEM
Areas of interest/expertise: Marketing, PR, Public Affairs, Events
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Personal Twitter account @liamariesa
Vice Chair: Bobbie Davies
Occupation and Employer: Consultant, Grayling
Bobbie has been a consultant at the Wales office of Grayling, a public affairs and public relations company with offices across the UK, for over two years. She advises on political strategy and communications for a number of clients, from voluntary organisations to blue chip companies in Wales, and is currently acting head of the Cardiff office. A graduate of Durham Unviersity, before joining Grayling Bobbie worked for RNID Cymru.
Now in her third year as a member of the PAC Exec, having previously served as Vice Chair and Communications Officer, Bobbie brings a wealth of professional and voluntary experience to the organisation.
Areas of interest/expertise: The Public Affairs industry and conduct, including Wales in the context of the UK-wide Public Affairs industry.
Treasurer: Sali Davis
Occupation and Employer: Chief Executive, Optometry Wales
After graduating from Cardiff University with an Honours Degree and Masters in Law Sali worked for the Royal College of GPs in Wales as their Project Development Manager and was part of the team that helped negotiate the new GMS contract for the medical profession in Wales. Following a four year term at the Royal College of GPs Sali then worked for Deloitte and Touche LLP as their UK and Global Practice Review Manager. Sali now works for Optometry Wales as their Chief Executive.
Key areas of interest/expertise: Welsh Politics and Current Affairs
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Membership Secretary: Lowri Jones
Occupation and Employer: Public Affairs Manager, Cardiff University
Lowri has worked in a communications role for more than 13 years. Graduating with a degree in Sociology and later a Masters in Marketing, Lowri began her career as a PR consultant in the north east of England. On moving back to Wales, she worked for some of Wales’ leading public relations consultancies, directing creative PR campaigns for public, private and third sector organisations. Moving in-house at Cardiff University five years ago originally as part of the Public Relations Team, in 2010 Lowri took on the role of Public Affairs Manager and is now responsible for developing and implementing the University’s public affairs strategy to enhance the University’s reputation and relationships with political stakeholders in Wales and nationally.
Areas of interest: public affairs, higher education, events, development of the public affairs industry in Wales.
Events Officer: Clare Bath
Occupation and Employer: Public Affairs Officer, Cancer Research UK
After graduating from the University of Plymouth, Clare went travelling for 6 months and undertook several internships and work experience placements with charities and local newspapers. She began working for Mark Isherwood AM in 2004 for three years before moving on to work for Cancer Research UK as the Public Affairs Officer for Wales. This is Clare’s second year as events officer for the PAC Executive. Areas of interest/expertise: Politics, Health, communications, events.
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Events Officer: Rhodri ab Owen
Occupation and Employer: Political Consultant, Positif Politics
Rhodri ab Owen is a Consultant at Positif Politics and joined the company in January 2010. He is a key part of the Monitoring team, focusing on health and social care. Rhodri therefore has extensive experience and knowledge of the Wales political scene, particularly at the National Assembly level, and is an expert in elections and devolutionary structure. Prior to joining Positif Politics he worked on the compilation of the Wales Yearbook for two years. He graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in International Politics, where he was awarded the Professor J Mervin Williams Memorial award for the highest mark in Welsh Politics. Following this, he completed a postgraduate degree in Welsh Politics and Society. Areas of interest/expertise: Politics, Health, Social Care, Welsh language
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Policy Officer: Owain Llyr ap Gareth
Occupation and Employer: Research and Campaigns Officer, Electoral Reform Society Wales
Biography: Owain ap Gareth is Research and Campaigns Officer for Electoral Reform Society Wales. He has helped produce numerous research projects for ERS Wales.
Owain has a PhD from Aberystwyth University’s International Politics department on Welsh cultural and political identities, and has taught seminars on subjects varying from Welsh and British Politics, ‘Third World’ Politics and International Relations Theory.
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Constitution, Policies and Annual Reports
The PAC Constitution outlines the aims and purpose of the organisation and specifies how it should be run. It was last amended at the 2010 AGM.
Each PAC Executive Committee produces an annual report which is presented at the AGM. You can view past annual reports here:
PAC members agreed a Welsh Language Policy at the 2010 EGM. The Welsh Language policy was developed by the Executive in conjunction with PAC members, and reflects PAC’s support for bilingualism.
PAC is also currently working on a Code of Conduct for its members. Further details will appear on the website in due course but if you have any queries about this work please contact Lia Murphy