The PPMA Wales branch currently organises events and activities jointly with the Local Government Human Resources Directors Network Wales in order to maximise resources over such a wide geographical area.

As the recently appointed Chair of the Branch I am really keen to encourage new PPMA members and to strengthen HR links across the wider welsh public sector and with other professional bodies. Over the last year some of our partnership work has included: -

  • Development of workforce planning support
  • Strengthening of change management capacity across the region
  • Building of a Public Sector Career Transition Unit
  • Maintenance of a range of strategic networks
  • Sharing responses to budget pressures across local government

If you would like to discuss any aspect of PPMA activities within Wales or to discuss becoming a member then please do not hesitate to contact either Reuben Bergman (Branch Chair) on 01446 709357 or Anna Freeman (Branch Secretary) on 02920 468640

2013 Meetings:

11 April 2013

Joint Council for Wales Executive Meeting


17 April 2013

Dyffryn Group (& Geldards Seminar)

Builth Wells

26 April 2013

Joint Council for Wales Meeting

Llandrindod Wells

14 June 2013

HRD Meeting

Builth Wells

11 September 2013

Joint Council for Wales Executive


26 & 27 September 2013



18 October 2013

Joint Council for Wales AGM

Llandrindod Wells

5 November 2013

Joint Council for Wales Executive


6 December 2013

HRD Meeting

Cardiff-Ruthin VC

A few minutes with.... Reuben Bergman

Q: What makes you have a good day at work?

A: Feeling that I have made a difference and that I have spent some time thinking about the future rather than today

Q: Couldn't live without?

A: My family, my mobile phone and chocolate

Q: Room 101...

A: Being patronised, not doing my best and my football team losing

Q: What does being a member of PPMA means to you?

A: Having a chance to contribute to my profession (and public sector service provision) on a national basis

Q: What words would you use to describe a world class HR function?

A: "World class", "business centred", "innovative", and "brave"

Annual Reports

Wales 2013 - Annual Report

Wales 2012 Annual Report

Wales 2011 Annual Report

Reuben Bergman

Wales Regional Chair, Reuben Bergman (Vale of Glamorgan Council)

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