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Register of Interests of Governors 2017/18

This register is maintained by the Clerk to the Board of Governors.

In order to ensure proper conduct of public business and in line with CUC Guidance Institutions are required to maintain and make publicly available a register of interests of all members of the governing body, the Clerk to the Board and Senior Officers associated with the work of the governing body. On an annual basis Governors, the Clerk and Senior Officers closely associated with the work of the governing body are invited to declare any interests which might conflict with the interests of the University or which they otherwise wish to declare.

This register includes declarations received up to 18th May 2018.


Name                                        Interest declared
Mr Neil Ashbridge

Non-Executive Director: Cartrefi Conwy
Vice Chair: Disability Sports Wales
Chair: Liverpool Cathedral Finance Committee
Chair: Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
Member: Liverpool University Management School Advisory Board
Member: Liverpool Hope University Executive Advisory Board
Member: Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board
Member: Institute of Directors
Director: Board of the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce        Chair Disability Sport Wales (2018)

Mr Paul Barlow

Employed: Chief Executive Officer, Disclosure Services

Mrs Val Butterworth MBA* Parent Governor: Castell Alun High School, Hope
Mr Travis Davies Elected President of the Wrexham Glyndwr Students’ Union
Mr Brian Everett**

Self Employed: Beverett Consulting
Trustee: Citizens Advice Bureau

Mr Angus Hamill-Stewart

Elected Vice President of Wrexham Glyndwr’s Students’ Union
Trustee and Director: Wrexham Glyndŵr Students’ Union

Mrs Celia Jenkins

Employed: Hacker UHY Hacker Young
Trustee: Bwrdd Glandwr Cymru (Canal and River Trust, Wales advisory board).
Member: Executive Committee of the League of Friends Robert Jones and Agnes Hum Foundation Trust Hospital
Chair of the North East Wales Magistrates; Youth Panel
Deputy Chair: North East Wales Magistrates Bench
Member: Wrexham Youth Justice  Management Board
Member: Bwrdd Glandwr Cymru (Canal and River Trust, Wales Advisory Board)
Spouse: Member of Council Chester University; Trustee and Vice Chair Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod;

Mr Barrie Jones

Director: Society of Editors, Cambridge

Professor Sandra Jowett

Non-Executive Director: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Emeritus Professor: University of Cumbria
Son: employed KPMG, London

Mrs Gill Kreft

Director and Shareholder: Pendine Park Care Organisation Ltd and DBS Disclosure Services Group Ltd
Director: Grosvenor Living Ltd and The Pendine Academy of Social Care Ltd (subsidiaries of PPCO)
Director: DBS Disclosure Services Group Ltd, DBS Disclosure Services Ltd and Independent Living Wrexham Ltd                                                                      Trustee: Voluntary body Wrexham Business Professionals

Fellow: ICAEW in England and Wales

Mr Paul McGrady

Employed: Director Cartrefi Cymuedol Gwunedd
Member: CIPFA
Independent Director: NEW Homes

Mr Tim Mitchell**

Director and Shareholder: McLintocks Partnership Ltd and  McLintocks Ltd Wrexham
Honorary Secretary of the Chester & North Wales Society of Chartered Accountants
Member of the Wrexham POETS BNI Chapter
Member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Member of Wrexham Round Table No 305.
Member: ICEAW

Mrs Judy Owen

Trustee/Director: St Kentigern Hospice
Members: CIMA

Mrs Maxine Penlington OBE

Chair: Birmingham City University Academies Trust

Mrs Emma Perrin***

Director and shareholder: Guy Walmsley Ltd Accountants
Trustee: Wrexham Glyndwr Students’ Union
Member: ACCA
Affiliate member: IEAEW
Husband: Quality Manager, Airbus Operations

Mr Vincent Ryan****

Employment Judge
Chair and Trustee: Charles Lloyd Foundation

Professor Norman Sharp OBE

Chair: Icelandic Quality Board for Higher Education
Chair: SparQS (Student Participation in Quality, Scotland)
Member: Ministry of Education (Luxembourg) Advisory Board on Quality in Higher Education
Member: OU in Scotland Advisory Board
Governor: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Governor: University of the Highlands and Islands

Mr Askar Sheibani

Group Chief Executive Officer: Comtek Network Systems Ltd.
Director and Shareholder: Deeside Business Forum Ltd
Director: Sorrento Networks Ltd
Director and Shareholder: Barnwood Management Ltd
Member: Alyn and Deeside Constituency Labour Party
Member: CBI Wales

Mr David Subacchi

Self-employed writer
Local Authority governor for Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Wrexham (Voluntary)
Foundation governor for St Mary's RC School, Wrexham (Voluntary)
Justice of the Peace: Chair of the Central North Wales Bench
Member: Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Welsh Language
Member: Valuation Tribunal for Wales (Voluntary)
Member: Board of RICS Wales (Professional Body)
Member: North Wales Executive Committee of IRRV (Professional Body)
Member: Magistrates Association Council and associated committees (Professional Body)
Wife: Chair of Offa Community Council and associated committees, Wrexham.

Dr Colin Stuhlfelder

Senior Lecture and programme leader Built Environment, Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Secretary for the North West region of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
Chartered member: Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT)

Mrs Laura Gough

Employed: Wrexham Glyndŵr University,  Business Development Manager – Innovation and Knowledge Transfer

Member: Chartered Management Institute

Mr Lee Robinson

Employed: Wrexham County Borough Council

Managing Director: Wrexham Commercial Services Ltd


* Clerk to the Board of Governors

**Co-opted member of the Human Resources Committee

***Co-opted member of Audit Committee

****Co-opted member of the Nominations and Governance Committee