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Our team are here to help and support you through the accreditation process and answer any questions you might have about the real Living Wage.


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Sarah Hopkins

Director, Fair and Just Society Programme Lead

Sarah joined the Cynnal Cymru team in January 2020 and is responsible for managing Living Wage Wales, securing income and expanding our reach across sectors, across Wales.

Sarah is passionate about living wages – she previously worked for H+M as Sustainability Manager for Cambodia and Vietnam setting sustainability strategy and supporting program leaders to lead continuous improvement in supply chains.

Talk to Sarah about: Living Wage strategy for Wales or collaborating on Living Wage work.

Grace Robinson

Living Wage Programme Officer

Grace is the Living Wage Programme Officer, providing advice and support to growing our employer network.

She was born in Cardiff and has lived here most of her life – the only exception being an undergraduate degree in Swansea. 

She has a background in human resources and has always been passionate about equality, justice and fair work practices.

Grace previously worked on the Living Wage Programme during her master’s degree in HR, which is what made her enthusiastic about this particular initiative. 

Talk to Grace about: All things Living Wage.

Alys Reid Bacon

Accreditation Officer

Alys provides support on the Living Wage accreditation process and communications.

Alys is passionate about sustainability and is currently working on her PhD in Biological Sciences, titled, “The influence of genotype, environment & management factors on yield development, grain filling & grain quality in oats”.

Talk to Alys about: Living Wage accreditation and the promotion and celebration of your organisation.

Mari Arthur


Former Director of Cynnal Cymru, Mari continues to support our work with the Living Wage Foundation, providing strategic support to the Living Wage for Wales Leadership Team.

Talk to Mari about: Cardiff as a Living Wage City.