AAT staff:

Dan McCallum, AAT Project Manager

Dan, one of the founders of AAT, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation. He has a degree in modern history from Oxford University.  His work experience includes two years of teaching in Sudan, four years as a director of the Eritrean Refugee Scholarship Scheme, which he set up as a registered charity, two years as a Programme Co-ordinator for Oxfam in Iraqi Kurdistan, and two years as Middle East and Africa Programme Manager for the Minority Rights Group.  He worked for Amman Valley Enterprise for two years managing Fforestwr, a sustainable woodlands project.

Dan was a finalist in the 2007 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is an enterprise role model for the Welsh Government Dynamo programme, undertaking frequent presentations to schools and FE conferences. Dan’s post is funded by the Welsh Government’s Ynni’r Fro Programme, which uses European Structural Funds to offer social enterprises grant aid and loans, together with free, independent advice, to help them develop their own community-scale renewable energy schemes across Wales. His work involves advising other community groups in the South Wales area on wind and hydro projects.

Carl Richards, AAT Finance and Personnel Officer

Carl lives in Brynaman and has been with AAT since 2000. He runs the company’s Sage accounting package.  Carl has a level 3 Diploma in Book Keeping from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and a Certificate in Sage Line 50 from Pitmans.

Jenny Carlisle, AAT Technical Development Officer

Jenny lives in Swansea and is an advisor to community organisations on the development of wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion projects. This is being done through the Welsh Government’s national Ynni’r Fro programme, within which AAT holds the contract for advice services in the South Wales valleys. This programme is managed by the Energy Savings Trust. Jenny has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is studying for a Masters in Renewable Energy. Jenny’s post is funded by the Welsh Government’s Ynni’r Fro Programme, which uses European Structural Funds to offer social enterprises grant aid and loans, together with free, independent advice to help them develop their own community scale renewable energy schemes across Wales.

Emily Hinshelwood, AAT Arts and Climate Change Officer
Emily lives in Tairgwaith. She co-founded Awel Aman Tawe in 1998, and now works part-time running its arts and climate change programme. She is a writer, publisher, performer and runs several writing groups in the area, including the Neath Port Talbot Young Writers Squad. She has won awards for her writing, including the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, and has a collection forthcoming with Seren in 2012. Last year she was nominated for the Forward Prize, and she has recently received a Literature Wales bursary for her latest project in which she is walking across Wales asking everyone she meets ‘Three Questions about Climate Change’. 



Mary Ann Brocklesby, Chair of Trustees

Mary Ann lives in Swansea and works on human rights and social development issues in the UK, Asia, Africa and Europe.  She is an established trainer and facilitator with over 20 year’s experience of programme management, policy advice and research. She has specialised in gender and diversity issues as well as  environment-poverty linkages both at policy and programme level; producing guidance for staff in the third sector,  government and international organisations.


Linley Jenkins, Trustee

Linley Linley lives in Cwmtwrch and has been a Geography teacher in Bishop Vaughan Comprehensive in Swansea for 25 years. He is currently Director of Pastoral Care at the school.



Andrew Lucas, Trustee
Andrew lives in Clydach and has worked for the Countryside Council for Wales for 20 years in a variety of roles. Since 2000, he has been the Support Team Leader for Sites of Special Scientific Interest.  Since 2011, he has worked part-time, in order to start a PhD at Swansea University, studying pollinating insects in Welsh grasslands.
Dr Suzanne Bevan, Trustee
Suzanne lives in Llanarthne and is currently undertaking a three-year contract on a Leverhulme-funded project at Swansea University investigating the long-term stability of the Greenland ice sheet. She was previously employed at the Met Office as Higher Scientific Officer working in atmospheric chemistry.








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