Suzanne Cass

Chief Executive Officer

Suzanne joined us from George Thomas Hospice where she was their Head of Income Generation and Development responsible for the £1m fundraising income as well as their internal and external communications. Prior to this, she was the Director of Marketing and Fundraising at St John Wales. Having started her career as a Broadcast Journalist for the BBC, Suzanne has experience of working within healthcare organisations in Wales and has been successful in devising and implementing fundraising strategies to support the activities of those organisations.

Suzanne is the Chief Executive and deals with the day to day running of the organisation as well as strategic development and stakeholder liaison.

Adele Pember

Creative Design and Marketing Officer

Adele graduated from the University of Wales, Newport in 2012 with a 2:1 in Performing Arts. While at University, Adele worked closely with the marketing department for three years as a student ambassador and a marketing assistant. She has also travelled, teaching music, drama and art to young people around the world, studied at the University of New Delhi and become a British Council ambassador.

Adele joined us as Campaigns Officer and is now Creative Design and Marketing Officer, working on all of our marketing campaigns, design and branding projects.

Emily Cole

Digital Communications and PR Officer

Emily has been involved in journalism since the age of 14, starting out as a ‘cub’ reporter for the South Wales Echo. Throughout her school years she won awards in journalism from BBC Wales and Sky. Prior to joining us, Emily was Assistant Editor of thesprout.co.uk. Emily has a BA (Hons) in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Glamorgan. She was seconded for a 4-month role with Smokefree South West to launch an online, quit smoking Facebook community which garnered over 2,000 likes in that short space of time.

Emily is responsible for the content management of the organisation’s digital channels and handles all press and media matters.

Matthew Harris

Fundraising and Communications Officer

Matthew graduated from the University of South Wales with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2014. During his time at university he worked with Overdrive UK, a motor-sport channel, helping to create and present content on the company's YouTube channel. Matthew moved to Made in Cardiff TV where he presented the news bulletin as well as editing and presenting news packages, including producing and presenting two sports shows.

Matthew joins the team as Fundraising and Communications Officer, helping to secure future funding for ASH Wales' wide range of projects which are delivered to communities across Wales.

Julie Edwards

Senior Administrator

Julie has a wide range of experience that includes administration, research and fundraising. She spent many years working as a development manager in the arts before moving into the voluntary sector. Prior to joining us, she was the senior administrator for family support charity Home-Start, and was responsible for increasing the organisation’s financial resources and managing all aspects of the scheme’s day to day operation.

Julie is responsible for managing the administration of the office, including supporting the Chief Executive and our Board of Trustees.

Anna Pechocova

Graphic Design Assistant

Anna graduated in Interactive Graphics at the College of Vaclav Hollar in Prague. She continued her studies with a one-year Graphic Design (Top-Up) course at Southampton Solent University where she graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons). During her time in the university, she created an animated film for a mental health festival and volunteered with the Solent Student Union to paint a sensory room at the Southampton Day Service Centre for disabled adults.

She joins the Communication's Team through the European Voluntary Service and is assisting with creative design, social media and marketing.