“Inspirational” Wrexham Glyndwr University leader named in Welsh Changemaker 100 list

Date: Wednesday 25th January, 2023

An “inspirational leader who galvanises others into action and system working” has been named in the Future Generations Changemaker 100 list for Wales.

Nina Ruddle, Head of Public Policy Engagement at Wrexham Glyndwr University, has been recognised as part of her work in leading the Civic Mission project at the university, which sees the institution working with partners across North Wales to make a positive difference for the good of the region – with the overarching goal of helping to end social inequality across North Wales by 2030.

Nina’s nomination states: “Nina is an inspiring example and advocate for systems leadership in Wales. She leads the Civic Mission at Wrexham Glyndwr University and has convened and galvanised others across the north of the country. 

“She has been pivotal in developing partnerships and cross-sectoral collaborations in new ways to embed the Wellbeing of the Future Generations Act and bring about social change.”

To celebrate making the list, Nina attended the Future Generations Changemaker 100 event at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff earlier this week to mark the end of Sophie Howe’s term as the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. 

The event highlighted champions from across Wales, who are helping to inspire change via the Wellbeing of the Future Generations Act.

Speaking about being highlighted as a Future Generations Changemaker, Nina said: “The nomination has come as a huge surprise – of course, I feel absolutely delighted and honoured to have been recognised in this way. However, I feel this is actually an accolade for the region. 

“There is so much good happening across North Wales and I’m immensely proud of the impact the Civic Mission project is already having across the local area, as well as how partners have committed to working together for the betterment of our community.”

Professor Claire Taylor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Wrexham Glyndwr University, added: “A huge congratulations to Nina for being named in the Future Generations Changemaker 100 list.

“This recognition is richly deserved – and demonstrates the power Nina’s inspirational leadership style has had on driving change to reduce social inequality locally. She’s been a powerhouse at bringing partners together and facilitating improvements that positively impact North Wales.”