As an experienced and bilingual (Welsh) Practitioner, Deio’s focus is on delivering projects with the potential to make a positive difference in our communities.  Working alongside local people and stakeholders to develop better places for people to live, work and enjoy.

Deio has a MA postgraduate degree in ‘Local and Regional Economic Development’, and together with his diverse professional background, that combines economic development, community regeneration, tourism, conservation, research, planning and policy, this gives him a broad and unique perspective in his work.

Core competencies

Deio’s core competencies are:

  • Engagement and Consultation: Engaging local communities & stakeholders to understand local circumstances, identify issues and risks that need addressing, and identify opportunities that can be developed.
  • Facilitating Project and Partnership Development: Bringing together local partners and stakeholders to develop targeted practical solutions that deliver positive and sustainable changes.
  • Project and Programme Delivery: A fully accredited Program & Project Manager with a proven track record delivering cross-sector partnerships & projects.
  • Funding: Experienced in identifying and acquiring appropriate funding to support projects, activities and services.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Supporting organisations and projects to monitor their progress and evaluate the delivery of outcomes and impacts.

Career highlights

Deio gained extensive experience working in diverse roles, supporting & promoting community regeneration and conservation across the public and third sectors.  He also spent 2 years researching the support needs of community enterprises as part of the Welsh Government’s Pathfinder project, before taking on a strategic management role managing Anglesey’s Destination Management programme.

In 2019, Deio successfully developed a £1.7m Landscape Partnership scheme on Anglesey, promoting cultural & heritage tourism as a catalyst for local socio-economic development.  As a Facilitator for Welsh Government’s Sustainable Management Scheme he has a key role in securing European funding for rural partnerships in Wales.

Other stuff

A first language Welsh speaker, Deio lives in North Wales where he tries to spend as much of his spare time as possible in the great outdoors.  A keen amateur sportsman he’s played, coached and managed at both youth and senior level football clubs, and volunteers with the youth sailing charity ‘Challenge Wales’.  He took a year out in 2015/16 to compete on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, spending the following year living and working in Australia.

Deio’s recent projects include:

Magical Mammals

R4C worked with the Red Squirrels Trust Wales team to understand their needs and the diverse activities that could involve…


Llangollen Place Plan

R4C were commissioned to help Llangollen’s ‘Shape my Llangollen group’, working on behalf of the Town Council, to develop a…