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Wales Co-operative Centre appoints new Director for Strategic Development and Performance

Press Release   •   Jul 24, 2013 16:53 BST

The Wales Co-operative Centre has appointed Dave Brown as its new Director for Strategic Development and Performance.

Mr Brown, who currently works at the Centre as manager of the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project, will take up his new role in early August.

The Wales Co-operative Centre is the country’s leading co-operative and social enterprise development agency. The Centre also works to promote social, financial and digital inclusion through a range of projects.

The Director for Strategic Development and Performance is a new role within the Centre. The post-holder has been tasked with overseeing the performance of the Centre’s existing programmes whilst taking forward new business opportunities.

Mr Brown brings with him extensive experience of working at a strategic level. Prior to taking up his role within the Communities 2.0 digital inclusion project, he worked as a business development consultant and at the highest levels within Welsh local government. He was formerly Assistant Chief Executive at the Welsh Local Government Association as well as Director of Planning, Resources and Performance Management at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.

Derek Walker, Chief Executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre, said: "Dave will be a huge asset to the Centre’s senior management team. He has an impressive track record of successfully leading large scale initiatives and brings with him an extensive knowledge of Welsh local government.”

Mr Brown said: “The Wales Co-operative Centre is entering an exciting period of change as it explores new opportunities for the future. I’m delighted to take up this post to maximise current performance and drive forward the Centre’s strategic development.”


Wales Co-operative Centre

The Wales Co-operative Centre: The importance of the social economy in delivering jobs and services locally is recognised by Government at all levels.  Established in 1982, the Wales Co-operative Centre is a key partner in developing this sector of the Welsh economy.

The Wales Co-operative Centre was set up thirty years ago and ever since has been helping businesses grow, people to find work and communities to tackle the issues that matter to them. Its advisors work co-operatively across Wales, providing expert, flexible and reliable support to develop sustainable businesses and strong, inclusive communities.

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