Meet the team

Director

Tara-Jane Sutcliffe

Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, UNA Exchange Director

Tara joined UNA Exchange in 2017, having previously worked as a senior manager across the not-for-profit sector with focus on capacity building for young people and communities. She brings experience of leading national projects, driving operational change and building organisational resilience. As executive director, Tara is responsible for risk, performance and financial management, working closely with trustees to ensure compliance and good governance.

Tara has served on a number of cross-sector bodies and is currently Vice Chair of the Volunteering Wales Youth Network and a member of a task & finish Evaluation Steering Group for Welsh Government youth grants. She is also a trustee and non-executive director of the conservation charity, the Open Spaces Society.

In January 2019 Tara was awarded one of eight competitive placements on the Jane Slowey programme for emerging civil society leaders with the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

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Programmes Manager

Michi Rohmann

Michi joined UNA Exchange in 2014 and since then has led across our portfolio of EU-funded programmes, including Erasmus+ and predecessor youth exchange schemes. Experienced in international volunteering herself, Michi has participated in projects worldwide, including in Germany, France, South Africa, Tanzania, England and Wales.

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Interim Programmes Manager

Siân Gethin-Pymbles

Joining the team in 2019, Siân comes to UNA Exchange after working as a senior manager and consultant in the Higher Education sector. She brings with her experience and knowledge of developing international partnerships and responsibility for global exchanges. Siân is responsible for managing our portfolio of long-term, EU-funded programmes, including Erasmus+.

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Programme Officer

Tobias Smith

Tobias joined UNA Exchange in 2019, as he concludes his master’s degree in Sport & International Development. Alongside his work at UNA Exchange, he is also enrolled on an internship with Bond, the international development network. Working with the Sport for Development & Peace group, he recognises sport as an effective tool for social change globally. Tobias is extremely passionate about the role and importance of volunteers within the international development sector and how international volunteering can significantly contribute towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tobias is excited to be working with UNA Exchange, to help deliver our mission of peace, cultural understanding and personal development.

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Administrative Assistant

Sara Alkhathami

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Storytelling EVS

Morgane Duchâtel

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Community Development EVS

Elise Lefebvre

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Marketing & Communications

Carys Price

Long-term office volunteers

Anne Heeley

John Roberts

Trainers

Leila Usmani

Laura Parry

Work camp leaders

Kes Stephenson

Chris Jones

Interns

Vera Opoku

Ryan Jones Matthews

Molly Monaghan

Alex Griffiths