A Soroptimist for nearly ten years and a member of SI Bridgend, Rayner Rees has held the positions of programme action officer and club president on two occasions. At regional level, she was website coordinator, treasurer and more recently regional president. Rayner is currently immediate past regional president. Rayner has enjoyed a long career in education as a teacher, head teacher, inspector of schools and as an adviser in primary education. Her aim was always to make a difference to the children and teachers that she worked with. About to retire from the education sector, Rayner is ready to move on to pastures new and has accepted the challenge of assistant programme director for economic empowerment for the SIGBI Federation.