I have both a technical and legal background and have spent much of my life in dispute resolution, both as arbitrator at the ICC Court in Paris and in international mediation. I consider that such a background enables me to appreciate and understand the difficulties and problems which exist in communities and getting projects underway.
I am a past trustee of the international Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and past chairman of the Welsh Branch of the Institute. I am also the past president of the global Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. I am currently a trustee and chairman of the Ancient Monument charity of St Mary’s Church in Beddgelert and patron of Galeri Arts and Theatre in Caernarfon and have enabled many of its activities since its inauguration, particularly in the worlds of sculpture, fine arts and music. I will be High Sheriff of Gwynedd in 2021/22.
I am the recipient of the Arts & Business Wales: Philanthropy Award 2013.
What I do
As a Trustee my role is to support and oversee the work and outlook of the CFW and ensure that our support is both available and effective to those people and projects which demonstrate a fulfilment of social need. Through our networking links we can seek mentoring for project fulfilment should such a need exist.
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What can the Community Foundation Wales do for you? How can we help to get your community project started on the right sustainable footing?
Why I love Wales
Wales is not only a country but a place in your heart. I was born and brought up in North Wales and consider that I understand the nature of what is needed to maintain a healthy beating heart to our nation. I consider that the characters, the language the culture and the environment all need a helping hand every now and again to ensure our children will inherit a strong national identity.