Back row left to right: Dr Mike Harper, Peter Cox, David Eggleton
Front row left to right: Dr Pat McKenna, Nerys Lloyd-Pierce (Chair), Elaine Davey, Kathryn Outhwaite, Jeanne-Hélène Eggleton, Daniel Mohamed
The Cardiff Civic Society has an executive committee of voluntary members who meet regularly to discuss issues and organise the society and events. A list of biographies of the current committee is located below.
The Civic Society is currently looking for new volunteers. If you have any spare time to offer and are interested in joining the committee - please click this link here to find out more information.
Ms Nerys Lloyd-Pierce
Nerys made her home in Cardiff 15 years ago, and is devoted to the city, and can regularly be found jogging through the park!
She began her career in journalism writing for a travel publication, describing her experiences as a ‘stock camp cook’ in the Australian outback, where she cooked for fifteen cowboys (or stockmen as they are known down-under), over an open fire.
She has since written for The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Observer, as well as for Cardiff’s own paper, the South Wales Echo. She won an award for her work on the Rwandan refugee crisis.
She is now busy running her own PR business, but still enjoys writing features whenever the opportunity arises.
She took over the role of Chair in April 2012
Mr Peter Cox
Peter's Bio Here
Mr David Eggleton
David's Bio Here
Mr Daniel Mohamed
Daniel is currently a student of City & Regional Planning at Cardiff School of Planning & Geography, Cardiff University. Moving towards a career in planning, he is currently spending his third year on a work placement with the Vale of Glamorgan Council working for their Planning Policy & Transport section.
Daniel has been a member of the CCS Executive Committee since joining the Society in 2009. Having grown up in Cardiff, he cares deeply about the city and its future, finding the Civic Society a brilliant way to express his thoughts and ideas on how Cardiff should develop. It also enables him the ability to gain experience working in planning related situations in an urban environment he knows well.
His current Cardiff Civic Society role is that of Media Secretary. He designs and administers the CCS website as well as dealing with electronic enquiries. He is also the Editor of the CCS monthly publication 'CIVIC'. As a planner he also gives advice on development applications and is a member of the LDP Group.
Ms Kathryn Outhwaite
Kathryn's Bio Here
Mrs Jeanne-Hélène Eggleton
Jeanne-Hélène's Bio Here
Ms Elaine Davey
Elaine's Bio Here
Dr Mike Harper
Mike Harper retired from the Welsh Assembly in 2005, where he had worked (and also in the predecessor Welsh Office) since 1978. While there he held a number of positions in Health, Finance and Education as well as working in the Planning Division where he was responsible for advising on Planning Appeals that fell to be determined by the Secretary of State (later the Assembly Government). His last position in the Assembly was as Head of the Division in The Education Department responsible for school teacher recruitment, training and professional development. On retirement he did research in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University in the professionalisation of teachers in Further Education and gained a PhD. As well as Cardiff Civic Society, he is currently chair of the Friends of Bute Park group and a governor of St David's Catholic Sixth Form College.
Dr Pat McKenna
Pat is a retired consultant clinical neuropsychologist who came to Cardiff in 1988 where she worked in neurorehabilitation at Rookwood Hospital for over twenty years. Though she was born and lived most of her life in London, she describes Cardiff as home and the perfect place to live because it is a tiny city with a safe and friendly village feel. She is struck by how accessible everything is with beautiful buildings and nature all interwoven. She thinks that the valleys and coastline are exquisite and of a scale that belongs as a city region. She feels anxious that this potential gem of a futuristic place to live and work could just as easily be destroyed by development as honed to a flagship city region. As a very grateful citizen, she feels the least she can do is work with the Civic Society to protect and promote Cardiff. Pat joined the Civic Society when concerned by the overdevelopment of Bute Park and she looks after our membership database because she has a very nice Apple Mac!