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Sally Hyman

Welsh Assembly Government

Sally Hyman

Sally was selected through open competition.

Sally HymanWhere were you born and brought up?

Swansea, family moved when I was 4, so primary schooling in London but moved back to Swansea as a teenager.

Where do you live now? 

Baglan

Tell us about you career:

After University, was unsure of career, so I swept the roads for Swansea County Council (as was) for a while before taking up a fulltime youth worker/trainers post with the Girl Guide Association. Then went back to university to do a teaching qualification, becoming a Science Teacher in the South Wales Valleys. All my teaching careers was spent in the Valleys or inner city Cardiff. Took early retirement when my school was closed and now work as a full time volunteer at RSPCA Llys Nini in Swansea.

What are your interests and hobbies?

Managing the RSPCA branch in the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend areas, developing the Llys Nini site as a community environmental resource while protecting the wildlife and supporting the local economy.

What are you most proud of?

Managing the school closure, so minimise adverse effect on the pupils and staff while using the opportunity to support the development of a school in the poorest part of Uganda.

Tell us something about yourself that nobody else would know?

Although an RSPCA volunteer, I am allergic to animals.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Red Kite, a free flyer, a symbol of Wales.

Which three people (dead or alive) would you invite over for dinner?

This is very difficult, 1. Former Chief Executive of Cafe Direct, Penny Newman. Paul McCartney, and William Wilberforce. I would also invite Dr Barry Morgan to come to say grace, it would then be rude not to invite him to stay and Giacomo Puccini and the whole of the WNO to provide music from the corner of the room.

Why did you want be on the All Wales Convention Executive Committee?

I want to contribute to making a difference, mainly to encourage people to get involved in political debate (and to try to influence political journalists to stop turning people off politics, by always being so aggressive and negative when they conduct interviews).

What would you like to say to the people of Wales about the All Wales Convention?

Get involved. Find out and talk about how you would like to see the future.