Meet The Team

Meet the team behind C Change Empowerment




Fidelma Meehan

Project Manager and Trainer                           Follow Fidelma on Twitter

Fidelma’s background is in journalism, but she has worked as the Empowerment Project’s Co-ordinator and Manager since 2001. Working collaboratively with a small team, she developed and established the empowerment programme in 25 local schools, training staff and working directly with hundreds of young people over the years. She also piloted sessions across six Swindon localities in 2012, in partnership with the Localities Team at Swindon Borough Council. Between 2010 and 2013, she worked as a freelance “soft skills” trainer for Orange Business Services in Europe, including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden




Sahba Badii

Research and Development

Sahba Badii is an engineer with more than 15 years of experience on management committees of several Swindon based voluntary organisations.


Padraig Gaffney


Administration and Session Facilitator

Padraig has 25 years in business, more specifically in the catering profession, and most recently running a town centre coffee house for over six years. During this time, he also used the coffee house as a centre for the development of community building activities. Over the years he has been actively involved in human resource development and training through work based learning.



Kenny Baxter
Management Committee

Kenny has a degree in Business Information Technology from Swansea University, and was a beneficiary of the Empowerment Programme 10 years ago. He currently works as an Intermediary Governance Support Consultant at Zurich in Swindon, having worked in the Financial Services Industry for the last six years. He is a volunteer business mentor for students at New College in Swindon.