Meet the board members
Here is some information on Theatr Brycheiniog's Board Members to help you get to know them better.
Theatr Brycheiniog is a registered charity no: 1005327 and a company limited by guarantee no: 2446965
Sally Jones – Chair
Sally has extensive experience both as a fundraising director in national and international charities, and as an independent consultant working with a wide range of voluntary sector organisations throughout the UK. A founder member of the Institute of Fundraising, and formerly a senior member of the Charity Consultants Ltd UK wide consultancy network and coordinator of CCL training programmes for voluntary sector leaders and staff. Trained & qualified as an Adviser with Citizens Advice UK, she was until recently a Board member of Monmouthshire County Citizens Advice. She is also an advisory member of the Brecknock Society and Y Gaer Fundraising Group.
Elizabeth Jeffreys – Vice Chair
Elizabeth joined the Board in 2014 and has been Vice Chair for the last 5 years She has freely given support, energy and commitment to community organisations since her retirement to Brecon. . Project Director: Brecon Heritage & Cultural Network 2018 - Present, Chair of the Brecon Beacons Marketing Coordination Group 2013 - 2017, Chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism 2006 - 2012. Born in Wales, she spent her career in tourism, the theatre and event marketing outside Wales in Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester and Jersey.
A founder member of the working group which established Theatr Brycheiniog, Mary has been actively involved on the theatre's Board for the last twenty years. She successfully formed the Theatr Brycheiniog Community Musical Group and has directed many memorable Musicals at the theatre. A retired Retail and Marketing Manager of the local Farmers Co-operative she now runs her own sales and marketing company, owns a small hotel, and has extensive experience in the catering and bar trade.
Gary Blackledge – Chair of Buildings Committee
Born and bred in Brecon, Gary became a member of the Theatr Brcycheiniog Board in 2014. He has been a voluntary Steward and Senior Steward with Theatr Brycheiniog since it opened in 1997. Before retiring he worked for Powys County Council as a Housing Maintenance Officer covering Brecon & surrounding areas, and brings his skills and experience to bear as Chair of the Buildings and Health and Safety Committee.
Karen Griffiths – Vice-Chair of Finance & HR
Karen moved to Brecon 14 years ago and became a member of the Theatr Brycheiniog Board in 2014. A resilient project manager, with strong strategic problem solving skills, she has considerable specialist knowledge of sustainability and carbon management. Karen spent 34 years in the energy and environmental sector, latterly with the Carbon Trust. She led the innovation programme in Wales and helped businesses, public and third sector organisations reduce their impact on the environment.
Nic is a retired civil servant and academic. He is a trained Criminologist and also holds an MA in Journalism Studies and is active and has an interest in Marketing. He is a member of a community choir, attends Folk and Jazz clubs and concerts and is an active Patron of the Theatr.
Elizabeth was born in Penarth and was a trade union negotiator for the professional civil servants’ union and on their behalf a national officer for health and safety. She took a role with Wales TUC General Council when she moved to Ystradfellte in 2000. She was also chair of a housing association, village hall committee and the management board of care and repair in Powys, as well as now currently serving on the management board of Mid–Wales Housing Association. She is financially literate and also a patron of the Theatr.
Cllr Steve Morgans
Member of Brecon Town Council, and has been on the Board of Theatr Brycheiniog as the Town Council’s nominee for a year. Steve owns a butchery and catering business in the town and is a governor of Mount Street School.
Hilary is a Theatre Professional with over 25 years of experience. Working at Oxford School of Drama and Bristol Old Vic as Arts Administrator for the Education and Outreach department, she then went onto run her own Company Myrtle Theatre. She now runs her own holiday let and works part–time in the Sustainable Tourism Department of the National Park and is a Park ambassador.