Our Board Members


Gwendoline Chi Ngum


A qualified teacher from Cameroon with a higher Diploma and a Master’s Degree. She has been the Director of a Marketing organisation; and was the regional/zonal coordinator of a Cameroonian based NGO called FGM supporting vulnerable women especially from War torn Countries. She has a Master’s Degree research on Commonwealth Studies, (Gender studies) on the marginalisation of women and advocating for women’s rights.

She worked for WCF organisation for six years in different projects in the capacity of Volunteer Development Officer and Advocacy Officer in the Golden Years Project.

Most recently she obtained a Master’s degree from Cardiff University as a qualified social worker and is presently practising as a frontline child protection social worker in the RCT Local authority. She supports Cameroonian Welsh Women in the capacity of their Advice, Advocacy and communication officer.

Margaret McLaughlin


A trustee since 2015, she has worked in the third sector for more than 30 years in Scotland, London and Wales, including 15 years working for Welsh County Voluntary Councils. She was an Independent Member on Cardiff and Vale Health Board (third sector) and chair of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Sub Committee from 2007-2016. Margaret is also a Trusted Charity Mark (TCM) (formerly PQASSO) mentor and assessor.

Margaret McLaughlin
Rajma Begum

Rajma Begum

A Trustee since 2014, of Bangladeshi origin. She has worked in the public and third sector in many capacities, whilst working in Cardiff Council she worked tirelessly to create access to sports and culture to BAME communities. She currently sits in the board of Sports Wales and Project Manager, BME Sports Cymru at WCVA

Stephanie Makuvise

Steph has a breath of knowledge when it comes to inclusivity and diversity and ensuring access to opportunities for communities that are quite often left out.

Growing up having the opportunities to take part in sport inspired Steph’s mission to pursue sport as a career, graduating from Cardiff Metropolitan University with both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sport management.

Having worked in the Welsh sport sector for 7 years, Steph is passionate about ensuring that anyone and everyone who wants to access an opportunity or activity has the chance to do so regardless of their background or previous experience. Implementing and managing several grassroots sports projects, Steph has always made sure that opportunities and offers cater to all.

Steph has also volunteered within and supported a number of community sport projects including the delivery of tennis, football and sailing to young people from diverse communities across Cardiff.

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