Welsh National Opera (WNO) is today one of the UK’s leading opera companies with a growing international reputation that will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021. WNO’s output includes world class productions, award-winning community and education programmes, concerts, broadcasts and digital activities. A company of over 250 people and £18m turnover, it is today an ensemble of passionate and committed musicians, artists, craftspeople, technicians and administrators. At its heart sit the Company’s two full time ensembles, the Chorus and Orchestra. The company’s funding structure is unique amongst large-scale arts organisations in the UK as it receives its core funding from both the Arts Council of Wales and Arts Council England. The company performs at its home base – the state-of-the-art Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and tours in Wales and England performing to over 120,000 people each year.

Independent Member

Independent Member
Public Health Wales NHS Trust
c.4 days per month

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Its vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales and, in delivering this vision, it plays a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and wellbeing, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

The organisation works closely with communities, NHS organisations, local authorities, ministers and officials and a wide range of partners including the voluntary sector, housing, education and the police and criminal justice system. It also has an increasing role in supporting public health internationally as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre and through its many relationships with international partners including the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.

Public Health Wales is also an NHS Trust and is seeking to appoint a new Independent Member to its Board. This is an exciting time for the organisation as it sets about implementing a new long-term strategy, this is a significant opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a contribution to its vision: Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

Chair / Cadeirydd

Bwrdd Gland
ŵr Cymru

The Canal & River Trust is the national charity that cares for 2,000 miles of canals and river navigations, and towpaths, across England and Wales, together with the associated extensive heritage and environmental responsibilities

Bwrdd Glandŵr Cymru is the advisory body for the Canal & River Trust in Wales, where the Trust cares for the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, which lies partly within the Blaenavon World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular destinations in the Brecon Beacons National Park; the Llangollen Canal, wholly within the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site and is also in the Dee Valley and Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Montgomery Canal, a Special Area of Conservation and the focus of a passionate volunteer restoration effort, as is the Swansea Canal where our work with the local Society accounts for a third of all our volunteering in Wales.


Wales’ national airport and a key gateway to the UK, Cardiff International Airport Ltd (CIAL) is a business that has undergone considerable transformation; the result of which has secured widespread support and praise from businesses, opinion formers, government, local community stakeholders and the wider public. Over the course of 2018, CIAL saw an 8% increase to passenger numbers; representing a 60% growth since the change to Welsh Government ownership. Its direct economic contribution to the region is over £163m and it successfully posted its first positive EBITDA in 8 years. A significant player in the economy of south Wales, CIAL sustains over 1,900 aviation related jobs. Of its c.1.6m passengers, 30% are inbound visitors to Wales.

Articulated via its Master Plan, its vision is to be a pioneering Airport business, making Wales proud, and its purpose is to continue to transform its business through operational excellence, with its team and customers at the heart of everything it does.  It aims to grow from its current 1.6m passengers per annum to 3 million and beyond. It will ensure growth is balanced with local environmental and social concerns, recognising the important role sustainability plays in its 20-year vision.


CIAL Chair, Roger Lewis steps down in 2018 and as such, the business is seeking a strong successor. This is an exciting time to be leading a business that is pursuing an ambitious and sustainable growth strategy; positioning itself as a key driver of economic prosperity for Wales.

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director (NED)
Principality Building Society

Named one of the best workplaces in the UK for the second year running on the Best Workplaces™ list 2019, Principality Building Society (Principality) is the 6th largest Building Society in the UK with 53 branches and 18 agencies across Wales and the borders. As a mutual society, it is owned by and run for the benefit of its 500,000 members.

It is an exciting time to join Principality as it is currently on a Group-wide transformational journey that will see its brand, technology, colleague and customer offerings updated and enhanced to really put Principality on the map and make it a brand and employer of choice within Wales and beyond. This is supported by its recent sponsorship of the iconic Principality Stadium which has placed it on a global stage.

As a business, Principality is keen to attract talented individuals who are interested in joining a company in which they can really make a difference. Although the Society has been established for nearly 160 years, it prides itself on a progressive culture, which encourages its employees to thrive.

As a progressive mutual society, with a long and trusted heritage, Principality has built up a strong Board with a wide range of skills and experience. This knowledge and expertise enables the Board to build on the business’ strong foundations and enhance the Members’ experience. In line with its growth plan, the Society has created a vacancy on its Board and is now seeking to secure a new, high performing Non-Executive Director (NED).


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