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Members of the Strategic Forum for Regional Investment in Wales.


Huw Irranca-Davies MS

South East Wales Partnership

Kellie Beirne, Director of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

North Wales Partnership

Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn, North Wales Economic Ambition Board

Growing Mid Wales Partnership

Cllr Bryan Davies, Leader, Ceredigion County Council

South West Wales Partnership

Cllr Rob Stewart, Leader, Swansea Council

Wales Local Government Association

Tim Peppin, Director of Regeneration and Sustainable Development,
Lowri Gwilym, Team Manager – Europe and Regeneration (Rotating attendance)

Third Sector Partnership Council

Matthew Brown, Director of Operations, Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Third Sector (Social Enterprise)

Glenn Bowen, Director of Enterprise, Cwmpas

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Harriet Barnes, Director of Policy and Funding

Universities Wales (Higher education)

Amanda Wilkinson, Director

Colleges Wales (Further education)

Lisa Thomas, Head of The College Merthyr Tydfil

Trade Union

Shavanah Taj, Acting General Secretary, Wales TUC

Natural Resources Wales (Environmental)

Ceri Davies, Executive Director of Evidence, Policy and Permitting

Confederation of British Industry Wales (Business)

Ian Price, Director, CBI Wales

Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses Wales (Business)

Ashley Rogers, Director, Gill and Shaw, Prestatyn

Wales Rural Network (Community-led local development)

Eirlys Lloyd, Chair, Wales Rural Network

Future Generations Commissioner

Professor Rachel Ashworth, Dean and Head of Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Chambers of Commerce

Paul Butterworth, President, South and Mid Wales

Development Bank of Wales

Rob Hunter, Director of Strategy

Expert Members invited 

  • Grahame Guilford (private sector and regional policy experience), Grahame Guilford and Company Ltd
  • Professor Kevin Morgan (academic and regional policy expert), Professor of Governance and Development, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University

The Chair may invite other experts or groups to present papers or take part in discussions.

Welsh Government membership

  • Regional Investment Unit representative (regional investment)
  • Economy representative (Economic Action Plan implementation, economic strategy)
  • 3 x Chief Regional Officers (Regional Units)
  • Skills Higher Education and Lifelong Learning representative
  • Housing and regeneration representative
  • Rural development representative