Our trustees


The role of the UNA Exchange Board of Trustees is to ensure the good governance of the organisation and delivery of our charitable objects for public benefit. As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registered no. 1158106), UNA Exchange is regulated by the Charities Commission.


Tracy Kearns

Chair of trustees

— appointed May 2017

Tracy Kearns, UNA Exchange Chair of Trustees


Dr Hannah Pitt

Vice Chair

–appointed June 2016

Hannah Pitt, UNA Exchange Vice Chair of Trustees

Hannah is a researcher at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University. A social scientist, her work focuses on community, place, and sustainability, and involves collaboration with voluntary and community associations.

Hannah’s relationship with UNA Exchange goes back more than 20 years to her time as a volunteer, overseas and as a workcamp leader in Wales. Hannah went on to become a member of staff at UNA Exchange, spending several years coordinating volunteering and EVS placements. In between periods of post-graduate study, Hannah worked for third sector environmental organisations on volunteer engagement and external affairs. She was the National Trust’s Welsh specialist on environment and land-use policy for some five years, during which time she liaised with Welsh Government, public and private bodies on issues ranging from farm systems to climate change mitigation.

“Being a trustee I can continue to support UNA Exchange to deliver the kind of international experiences I enjoyed so much.”


Kate Oprava


–appointed November 2018


Liz Rawlins


–appointed August 2017

Liz Rawlins, UNA Exchange Trustee

Liz is an accredited PR Practitioner with eight years’ experience in the international development, healthcare and charity sectors; having spent time working in West Africa and the UK with organisations including Fair Trade Wales, Comic Relief and the National Health Service.

Communications Manager at the humanitarian NGO, Elrha, Liz has a strong background in research, healthcare and behaviour change communication having worked on a number of high profile national campaigns.


Martin Pollard


–appointed November 2018