"With money to support individuals and communities becoming increasingly scarce, the role of Big Lottery is vital in continuing to finance innovative projects to maintain and grow the society and economy of Wales"
In addition to being Head of Service for Libraries, Information and Culture, she was involved in the development of the European Union Objective 1 plan for Conwy County Borough and managed a £2m multi agency project under that plan. She served on the Steering Group of Bay Life, (the programme to regenerate the town of Colwyn Bay), as Chair of the Rhyl Community Agency and Citizens’ Advice Bureau.
In addition to being an advisor to the Welsh Local Government Association, Rona has also worked freelance for both the Association and Welsh Government. She was appointed by the (then) Minister for Heritage to sit on the original Advisory Council for CyMAL (Welsh Government’s policy division for museums, archives and libraries) and represented Wales at UK level .
A first language Welsh speaker, Rona sits on the Executive Committee of the Welsh Books Council. She has been a member of BIG’s People and Places Committee for 4 years.