The ColegauCymru Board

The members of the ColegauCymru Board serve as the trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company Limited by Guarantee. The membership of the board is independent of the representative body the ColegauCymru CEO and Principals’ Forum but works closely with it to achieve the charities strategic mission, promoting world-class education, training and skills and outcomes for all learners in Wales. All Trustees and Directors appointed shall hold office for an initial period of three (3) years and use their personal and professional experience to support the CEO and staff of ColegauCymru Ltd.


Dafydd Evans (Chair)


CEO/PRINICPAL, GRWP LLANDRILLO MENAI
JOINED : SEPTEMBER 2016


Dafydd took over as Chief Executive Officer of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai in September 2016, having previously been Principal of Coleg Llandrillo (August 2014 - August 2016) and Principal of Coleg Menai (July 2009 - August 2014). He is a qualified CIPFA Accountant, having graduated in Statistics at University of Wales Aberystwyth. As an Associate Assessor for ESTYN, he has undertaken inspections on several colleges and has also in the past been seconded to work for the Welsh Assembly Government to undertake developmental work on resources allocation and reconfiguration of the post-16 sector in Gwynedd and Anglesey.

Guy Lacey

Guy Lacey (Deputy Chair)


CEO/PRINCIPAL, COLEG GWENT
JOINED : JULY 2018


Guy was appointed CEO/Principal of Coleg Gwent in August 2015. Guy graduated from Oxford Brookes University and has post graduate qualifications in Secondary Education from Bath University.  Guy has spent the last 25 years in a number of UK schools and colleges and has gained knowledge of a wide range of approaches to the delivery of skills and training to meet the needs of young people and adults.  In addition Guy worked as a GCSE examiner for the University of Cambridge examinations syndicate and worked as a peer Inspector with Estyn for over ten years.
John Clutton

John Clutton 


CHAIR, COLEG CAMBRIA
JOINED: NOVEMBER 2014


John is Chair of Coleg Cambria and a member the college’s Leadership, Performance and Improvement Committee, HR, Finance and Estates Committee, Director of Cambrian Training Services and also Novus Cambria.  John has a vast experience and understanding of education and senior management having formerly been Director of Education and Children’s Services and Recreation for Flintshire. During his tenure as Director, he was chair of the Flintshire Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, chair of the Children’s and Young People’s Framework Partnership and an ESTYN schools Inspector. Following retirement in 2007, he was appointed by the Welsh Government, as a member of the Denbighshire Independent Education Recovery Board. At the invitation of Wrexham Council, he chaired the Wrexham Learning Partnership Board and served as a local education authority appointed governor at a local high school.
John Clutton

Paul Croke


CHAIR, BRIDGEND COLLEGE
JOINED : 1 AUGUST 2017


Paul graduated from Kent University and has post graduate qualifications from Oxford University, Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan (now USW). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a former College Principal at Gorseinon in Swansea and latterly at Yale College Wrexham. Paul has spent the whole of his professional career (38 years) in further education having worked at Crosskeys, Pontypool, and Swansea colleges before becoming a principal. Paul is currently Chair of governors at Bridgend College.

John Clutton

Iestyn Morris


HEAD OF LEGAL AND BUSINESS, S4C
JOINED : 1 AUGUST 2017


Named as a leading individual in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500. Specialist in employment law, pensions law and education law. Iestyn worked as a partner for Capital Law advising on all aspects of employment law and has particular experience in relation to corporate restructures, collective agreements, industrial relations and TUPE. He joined S4C in September 2018 and is a fluent Welsh speaker.