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Members of Glas

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The following individuals have been appointed Members of Glas Cymru Holdings Cyfyngedig. In addition the ten directors of the Company are also Members of Glas Cymru Holdings Cyfyngedig.

Mohammed Alamgir

Mohammed Alamgir Cardiff

Mohamed is the Divisional Head of IT at Yolk Recruitment, a 'Wales Fast Growth 50' company and co-founder of Haya Fitness, Wales largest ladies only gym. Mo is a committed family man with two young children who combines this with being a highly active member of the local community and dedicates much of his spare time to a number of voluntary roles including: mentoring youths from the local BME communities; Director of Projects for the Muslim Council of Wales; Governor at both Cardiff & Vale College & Allensbank Primary School, and Wales Board Trustee for 'Remembering Srebrenica'.

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Alex Bird Cardiff

Alex is a freelance consultant, researcher, and policy adviser specialising in co-operatives, charities and social enterprises. He is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development (IED) and works to their Code of Practice. Alex is Chair of Cardiff YMCA Housing Association, Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales, and Development Co-operative Ltd. He is also a founder Member of the, a Fellow of the IWA, and a Member of the Bevan Foundation.

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Brian Birtles Brecon

Brian is a Chartered Engineer, volunteer mentor, Deputy Chairman and Trustee of Prime Cymru, a charity founded by the Prince of Wales to help the over 50’s in Wales return to economic activity. He worked in electricity companies for over 25 years from apprentice to senior management positions in operations, marketing, sales, strategic development and general management. He then moved to the technology sector with Alacatel Telecom, Cambridge Network Ltd and other companies. He has chaired and worked with a variety of Boards in high growth and recessionary markets. In 2004 he formed Bluefish Communications Ltd with two other founders and over 7 years grew revenues to over £10m. The business operated globally and was sold to Vodafone in December 2011.

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Dr Kate Chamberlain Merthyr Tydfil

Kate took up her appointment as the Chief Executive of HIW in January 2013. Previously Kate was the Welsh Government’s Chief Statistician and Head of Knowledge and Analytical Services. She spent a significant part of her early career working for the Audit Commission/District Audit Wales, conducting reviews of local government and health services throughout Wales and the West of England. Kate was also responsible for setting up the Local Government Data Unit in 2001.

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Maria Coggins Cardiff

Maria is a Partner at Capital Law specialising in commercial law and data protection. Maria assists clients with their contracts and legal relationships and helps manage their legal risks. She is a qualified trainer and provider training on directors’ duties, data protection, anti-money laundering, compliance and risk management.

Member of Glas Simon Coton

Simon Coton

Simon is an IT architect and small business owner. He has lived in Wales since 2001 and has recently relocated to north Pembrokeshire to establish a new home and tourism business. He takes a keen interest in the local community, sustainability projects and contributing to a healthy living environment. A former Welsh Water employee, Simon was latterly a senior member of the Business Information Services team. He has led various IT change programmes and has experience of IT procurement, contract management, team development and project delivery. From 2008 to 2013 he was a volunteer member of the Chief Executive’s Scrutiny Committee at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Member of Glas Jon Davies

Jon Davies

Jon is the founder and MD of Lightology, a commercial LED lighting specialist based in Newport, South Wales but working all over the UK. Lightology helps companies save money, become more sustainable and improve their working environment through scientific implementation of the latest lighting technology. Prior to founding the company, Jon has worked within various industries including energy, financial services and retail. He is a proud Welshman who graduated from Swansea University in Civil Engineering in 1992. Jon’s passions include entrepreneurialism, personal development, rugby, physical well-being and good food and wine!

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Robert Davies Rhondda Cynon Taff

Robert Davies is a Senior Director of Kip McGrath Education Centres. He has taught across a number of primary schools in South Wales and held a series of senior management positions. He was responsible for running the DCWW Cog Moors Education Centre whilst on secondment from September 2010 to August 2011. Rob has been a Local Councillor, served on a number of governing bodies and is a Trustee and Director of a number of local community and voluntary groups.

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Rhys Evans Gwynedd

Rhys is one of the founding Directors of ‘Ateb’, a specialist consultancy which provides support and advice to public and private organisations on welsh language matters including compliance and communications. With a background in strategic planning, regulatory compliance, economic and community development, he was previously Head of Corporate Services and Company Secretary at one of the largest housing associations in Wales. He has held roles with responsibility for governance, legal services, internal audit, risk, health and safety, and quality management systems. Rhys is also a Board Member for Gwynedd community enterprise, Antur Waunfawr.

Ken Finch

Ken Finch

Ken is a chartered public finance accountant with extensive experience of financial and corporate governance as well as leading change management programmes. He retired in early 2016 after a 38 year career in local government. Ken continues to be involved with a few local charities/organisations as well being a member of his Institute's Council.

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Helen Francis Mid Glamorgan

Helen did her undergraduate studies in Nottingham University and her master’s degree in Birmingham in applied radiation physics. After completing a PGCE, Helen taught at Llanfyllin High School for three years. In 2003, she returned to her roots in the South Wales Valleys where she taught physics for nine years at Treorchy Comprehensive before becoming Assistant Head Teacher. She joined the WJEC in 2011 as subject officer for physics and electronics and has a wealth of experience as an examiner for WJEC GCSE and A Level Physics. Shortly after, Helen was appointed as the domain leader for maths and science.

Member of Glas Beryl Gibson

Beryl Gibson

Beryl has spent her working life as a consultant within the creative industries, especially the textile and fashion sectors, after graduating from The Royal College of Art, London. Her portfolio of clients ranges from top-end international multinationals to the niche concerns which while not being household names are the bedrock for a successful British economy. This is reflected in her membership of the U.K.F.T., the government-backed leading fashion and textile association. Her work covers not just women’s and men’s fabric collections but also areas such as upholstery, colour and trend forecasting, with a clear understanding of innovative commercial product development. She maintains a studio in London to facilitate her international business having more recently established a base in her home town Brecon.

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John Graystone Llantwit Major

John is an education consultant. He was chief executive of ColegauCymru representing further education (FE) colleges in Wales for 13 years and interim director of NIACE Cymru, the voice of adult learning in Wales. John has served on the boards of a number of education and arts charities and is currently a governor of Bridgend College and a member of its resources, remuneration and search committees.

He also chairs Addysg Oedolion Cymru/Adult Learning Wales, a further education institution, and is chair of Agored Cymru, the Welsh awarding body. John serves on the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and chairs its Audit and Risk Assurance Committee; is a Board member of the National Academy for Educational Leadership; and is a member of the Independent Wales Pay Review Body which is advising the Minister for Education on the pay of school teachers and leaders. John has served on numerous national education and skills committees and working groups in Wales and the UK, published widely on post-16 education policy and has carried out a number of recent consultancy contracts on governance.

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Akmal Hanuk Cardiff

Akmal lives in Cardiff, holding Board and Senior Management positions on local, national and international corporate bodies and organisations. Currently serving as an Independent member of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, he is the Founder and CEO of IBFC- UK (Islamic Banking and Finance Centre), and Assadaqaat Community Finance.
He is a Guest Lecturer and Keynote Speaker on Islamic Finance, Standards & Ethics in Public Life, and Corporate Governance at leading academic institutions, national and international seminars, conferences and conventions.

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Janet Haworth Conwy

Janet’s background in education and training culminated in an adult training role in industry and the voluntary sectors. She has seven years’ experience as a Town and County Councillor in North Wales. She served for a year in the Welsh Assembly Government as the Shadow Minister for the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications.

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Martin Hughes

Martin Hughes is a Harlech Community Councillor, Treasurer of Quakers in Wales and a member of the Snowdonia National Park Standards Committee. He has had a career as a Chartered Public Finance Accountant in public sector and charity finance and management, including being finance director of Coleg Harlech WEA 2000-08. Following a career break as a family carer he graduated with an MBA in Environmental Management with distinction in 2015 and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Former member of the Chartered Management’s Institute’s Cymru/Wales Board.

Member of Glas Hywel Eifion Jones

Hywel Eifion Jones

Eifion is an associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers following 34 years in senior positions with Barclays Bank and previously County Councillor and Policy Authority Member in North Wales. Now a magistrate on North West Wales bench, member of Gwynedd Pension Board and Residential Property Tribunal of Wales. Eifion has held numerous local community and charitable positions in Anglesey. Board member of Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd.

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Nina Jones Gwynedd

Nina is a scientist who was a former senior environmental manager at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, with over 25 years’ experience in the water and sewerage industry. Although environmental regulation was her main role at Dŵr Cymru, she also has experience with environmental litigation, potable water and customer service issues. Nina now provides business support for a small marine company and is also a project manager for UK Water Industry Research.

Member of Glas Steven Jones

Dr Steven P Jones

Steven is Director of Community Services at Pembrokeshire County Council. Prior to joining Pembrokeshire in 2007 he was Director of Regeneration and Community Services at Preston City Council. Steven is involved in a range of public and third sector partnerships and has academic interests in public policy and performance improvement. In his leisure time Steven has a keen interest in music and sport.

Member of Glas Ian Krawycynski

Ian Krawyczynski

Ian has experience working within various roles of the emergency services over the last 10 years covering both operational and technical posts. His most recent role sees him oversee the development and running of the command and control systems in use within one of Wales’ 999 control rooms.

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Ivor Lyons-Pumfrey Hereford

Ivor is an independent consultant specialising in business transformation and shared services within the public sector. Prior to this he held a number of senior managerial roles in the civil service and local government. He is a chartered environmental health practitioner, chartered manager and fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health.

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Stephen Maggs Brecon

A Business Development and Marketing expert with over 25 years senior management experience, Steve has operated in a variety of sectors including Education, Tourism, Banking and Financial Services, Training and Development, Business Analysis and Competitor Intelligence, and Internet Security. He was a Senior Manager with Lloyds Banking Group, a Business Development Consultant to Visit Wales, the Development Director at Christ College Brecon, and a business development role with Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd. In 2016, Steve joined Business Wales as a Relationship Manager, advising businesses across Mid & West Wales.

Member of Glas Joseph Muehlbauer

Joseph Muehlbauer

Joe is the Technical Director at the Valero Pembroke Refinery. In this role he oversees capital projects, refinery reliability and process optimisation programs, and the quality assurance laboratory. Joe has worked in various engineering, operations management and corporate roles in the energy industry for 19 years. He has previously served as an ex-officio member of the Benicia Sustainability Commission and on the Advisory Board for the Solano Volunteer Centre. He and his family live in Saundersfoot where they enjoy the boundless outdoor recreation activities and travelling.

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Eurgain Haf Powell Cardiff

Eurgain is a Change Maker at the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales and advises the Commissioner and public bodies on policy issues including climate change, decarbonisation, transport and procurement. Before joining the Commissioner's office she ran the Climate Change Commission for Wales. Eurgain has fifteen years of experience working in the field of sustainable development and climate change within the public sector in Wales – during this time she has been responsible for developing policies and implementing a range of successful initiatives within local government and also with the Welsh Government. Eurgain has a M.Sc. in Environmental Biology and a PhD in Marine Microbiology from the University of Wales Swansea, and has worked in the field of environmental marine research in various marine laboratories in the UK.

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Malcolm Price Cardiff

Mal was a chartered Civil Engineer. He has spent more than thirty years working in the water industry holding senior operational management roles in both potable and waste water. Immediately prior to semi-retirement in 2011 he spent 4 years as Head of Capital Programme at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

Laura Redfern

Laura Redfern Llanfairfechan

With a background in training, data management and high performance computing, Laura Redfern spent her early career working within the oil and gas industry and later the Welsh HE sector as a consultant developing industrial/academic collaborations. Following some years undertaking private consultancy work both in the UK and overseas, she now works in the UK specialising in the high performance and technical computing markets.

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Wayne Rees Pontypridd

Wayne, a qualified accountant, is a former magistrate of the Mid Wales Bench and a retired Customer Services Director who worked in the water industry in Wales for over 25 years. Since retiring he has served as a lay Member of Energywatch Wales (2001-2008) and also as a Member of the Consumer Council for Water - Wales (2005 - 2011), where in both appointments he took a particular interest in the issues facing vulnerable and disadvantaged customers.

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Professor Dominic Reeve Swansea

Dominic Reeve is Professor of Coastal Engineering in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. He has worked in both consultancy and academia. In industry he worked on long sea outfall schemes, shoreline management plans and coastal flood defence works; in academia his research interests have focused on the application of mathematical modelling to address practical hydraulic engineering problems including storm erosion of beaches, wave overtopping of sea defences and dam spillway performance. He continues to advise Government Departments and Agencies, Local Authorities and independent consulting firms on coastal issues. He is the author of three textbooks and has served on the Councils of the Royal Meteorological Society and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Member of Glas Ian Roffe

Ian Roffe

Ian is an independent researcher and consultant with a professional background in technology and management. During his career he has worked as a researcher, naval officer, civil servant and as a senior university manager. He has publications in the fields of innovation, education & training and business management, with his educational development work recognised by national and international awards. Ian also has civic interests in the fields of justice, appeals, audit and performance management and has contributed to local and central government as well as government agencies. He is currently a member of Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel and a lay member of Ceredigion Council’s audit committee.

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Frank Rowberry Monmouthshire

Frank worked as an Officer of the GMB Trade Union and was involved for twenty years with the Partnership Agreement in Dwr Cymru, he retired 2 ½ years ago. He is also a Town Councillor for Caldicot Town Council.

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Nick Rushbrooke Conwy

Nick is a chartered Civil Engineer and ex self-employed consultant who retired in 2001 as Business Director of United Utilities. He worked for over 30 years for United Utilities and its predecessors in a variety of commercial, operational, engineering, technical and management roles including at board level. Following retirement, he was Chairman of a number of not-for-profit organisations, including the Prince’s Trust on Merseyside, a Housing Association, a LIFT Company (Renova) and St. Helens Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Merseyside in 2006. He is a retired Justice of the Peace and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. His current interests include Rotary, volunteering for the National Trust at Bodnant Gardens and Dwr Anafon, a local charity.

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Ted Sangster Pembrokeshire

Ted was previously Chief Executive of Milford Haven Port Authority. Since retiring he has undertaken a number of roles including two terms as a public member of Network Rail, a member of British Waterways Advisory Group for Wales, of the HLF Committee for Wales and of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. He is currently chairman of NRPSI Ltd which is the registrar for public service interpreting in the UK; Vice Chairman of Saundersfoot Harbour Commissioners; trustee of Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice; serves on the Valuation Tribunal Wales and is a board member of the Haven Enterprise Zone.

Member of Glas Helen Scourfield

Helen Scourfield

Helen commenced her career with Llewelyn Davies Accountants, before moving on to work in a civilian post with Dyfed Powys Police. Following a career break, she commenced working as a Training Organiser in the Agricultural Industry in a self-employed capacity and formed her own company in 1989 delivering training to the Construction Industry. Over several years she delivered practical training on plant and machinery to candidates. Over time her interests developed into National Vocational Qualifications, and now back in Wales she concentrates on delivering these NVQs on Construction Related Categories. Helen also worked for several years as a Consultant delivering Internal Quality Management to Centres and Internal Verification of portfolios and supporting Assessors in the Workplace, ACOP Group in Llanelli, Alpha Training in Swansea, Host Training in London and most recently Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen. Helen is married with grown up children, and her main interests are walking, sewing and spending time with my family.

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Christopher Shellam Hereford

Christopher’s background is in disability employment. For many years he successfully ran and developed sizeable businesses in the public sector that secured employment for people with disabilities. These included people with physical, or learning disabilities and well as those with enduring mental health conditions. Christopher has a lifelong disability and has a particular interest in diversity and equality matters.

Jackie Symmons

Dr Jackie Symmons is an experienced environmental ecologist and natural resource advisor based in Wales and more recently has been working in Civil Contingency and Resilience sector and as a University Lecturer. She is also an Independent Member of the Welsh Government Appeals Panel for Farmers and Foresters.

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Guy Thomas Shropshire

Guy is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Director with over 30 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. He is currently a non-executive Director of Sainsburys Bank and The Housing Finance Corporation. Prior to this he held a number of roles at Principality Building Society including that of Group Finance Director from 2003 to 2012.

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Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas London

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas is Managing Director and Chair Barclays Green Banking Council. An investment banker and green finance pioneer, Dr Thomas has experience of acquisition finance, loan capital markets as well as governance and regulatory control within the banking sector.

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Ruth Williams Swansea

Ruth is an elected member of the Royal Institution of South Wales and is a member of the Futures Group for Swansea Museum. She is a member of the executive committee of Swansea Environmental Forum.

Prior to this she was an elected member of the UK Council of the Co-operative Group (Food, Insurance, Funerals & Legal businesses), advised the Landscape Institute and the Historic Houses Association on Wales policy, was a member of the Ministerial Panel conducting a fundamental review of Wales' National Parks & Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a board member of the RICS UK Research Trust, a member of Environment Wales' grants adjudication panel and helped deliver training across Wales on water management & sustainable drainage via Cardiff University's Built Environment Sustainability Training programme. Previously Ruth was Head of Policy & Communications for the National Trust Wales, and executive director of Wales Environment Link. She has served on the boards of the Welsh Development Agency, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

Member of Glas Agnes Xavier-Phillips

Agnes Xavier-Philips

Agnes read law at Cardiff University and completed her law society finals at Guildford College of Law. After working in private practice, she moved in- house and has worked for Nat West Bank, Abbey National and lastly GE Capital through mergers and acquisitions. She was the General Counsel and Client Relationship Manager for GE Capital as well as the Hub Leader for GE Women's Network and represented the financial industry at the Access to Justice Working Party on the Woolf Reforms, Legal Committee of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Founder Chairperson of the Finance and Leasing Litigation Forum. She is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liverymen of the City Solicitors of London and the Welsh Livery Company. She is a Court Assistant and current Chair of the latter’s PR Committee and member of the Awards Committee. She assisted in the former Lord Mayor, Fiona Woolf’s mayoral programme on Diversity and Social Mobility. She is a Council and Audit Committee Member of Cardiff University. She was appointed a Justice of the Peace in April 2018.