Professor Michael Davies is Professor of Engineering at the University of Sussex and Visiting Professor at City University, London. From 2013-2018 he was Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University. He was Dean of Engineering at the University of Auckland. From 1997 to 2007 he was the Professor of Civil Engineering, Deputy Principal and Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Dundee. On leaving Cambridge University he took up a NATO/SERC Research Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently an Honorary Professor at City, University of London.
Mark was born in Crickhowell and was educated at Brecon High School and Swansea University followed by an MBA at Bath University. He has worked at a senior level in a number of global Investment Banks and financial institutions including UBS Warburg, Schroders, Lehman Brothers and Swiss Re. Mark returned to Wales in 2013 and is currently a non-executive director of The International Conference Centre Wales (ICCW), a Director with the Welsh Industrial Development Agency, Treasurer/NED at Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Executive Director, Pontypridd RFC. Mark played rugby for Pontypridd RFC, Newport RFC, Bath RFC and Breconshire.
Originally from North Yorkshire, Julia has lived in the Brecon area since the early 2000s. She has held senior HR roles in financial services and the utilities sectors, before moving into customer services. She has experience in customer service improvement and transformation, having led significant IT systems improvements. She has learned to speak Welsh to a reasonable standard and enjoys reading Welsh novels to improve her vocabulary. She currently holds a non-executive role with the housing association Pobl and is an Independent Board Member for Natural Resources Wales.
David is an Estate Agent in Brecon. He’s from Abergavenny, went to King Henry VIII Grammar School and onto Bristol Polytechnic. He is married to Kathryn and they have three children, Helen who teaches in Newport, Oliver & Emily who have followed David into the estate agency/surveying profession and help run his practice. David loves Brecon and is keen on sport although now only able to play football and golf.
HHJ Milwyn Jarman QC was called to the Bar in 1980, specialising in chancery, planning and governmental law. He was appointed to the National Assembly of Wales Panel of Public Counsel and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2001. He was appointed as a Senior Circuit Judge (Chancery Judge for Wales) in 2007 and sits as a Deputy High Court Judge. He is a judge of the Upper Tribunal, in the Land, Property and Tax, and Immigration and Asylum Chambers. He is currently the lead Diversity and Community Relations Judge in Wales. He has been a tutor judge on the Judicial College Specialist Civil Seminars since 2008, and Chair of Legal Wales Foundation Board since 2011. He is a Bencher of Gray’s.
Archdeacon Alan was born and educated in Bournemouth read social policy at the University of Exeter, read theology in the University of Cambridge alongside ordination training, and ecumenical studies in Geneva. Ordained in 1981, Alan began his ministry in Birmingham and Manchester. He then moved to the Diocese of Hereford, followed by a move into his parish of Llyn Safaddan Wales in 2007. In 2013 he became Archdeacon of Brecon.
Punch Maughan has had three children at Christ College. She ran a Montessori Nursery school in London, setting up and running a 20 bed bunkhouse and two other group accommodation venues in Wales and the West Country to being the Executive Director of Brecon Beacons Tourism. Punch has taken on the role of Visual Arts Coordinator in The Andrew Lamont Gallery at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon and runs the Friends & Patrons scheme. She and her husband own and run an gallery in the town.
Charlie Minogue attended Wellington College, Berkshire and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He sang professionally in Edinburgh in various choirs including York Minster) and St Paul’s Cathedral. Charlie began teaching at Heywood Community High School in Greater Manchester, appointed Head of Science at St Paul’s Cathedral School. He was Deputy Head of Aldwickbury School in Harpenden before becoming Headmaster of Moor Park, Ludlow, in September 2015, He graduated with a Masters in Educational Leadership (with Distinction) from the University of Buckingham in March 2018.
Lesley Perry is a recently retired Headteacher of a large and successful Gwent secondary school, where young people received an outstanding educational experience and results were very strong. She has worked in education for almost 40 years across England and Wales, during which she has seen and led many changes and developments in education in the interests of young people.
Good schools typically have solid foundations grounded in traditions, strong leadership and results, excellent teaching delivered by committed teachers with a drive for the highest outcomes, breadth of opportunities and experiences and quality relationships between staff and pupils. With these aims in mind, Lesley is delighted to support the school’s leadership in maintaining this quality at Christ College Brecon through her Governance role.
David Price is a self-employed Higher Education Consultant who provides bespoke services for clients in the UK, EU and the Middle East. He formerly spent 25 years working for a number of UK universities and non-governmental departmental bodies in strategic planning and policy roles and served as a Pro Vice-Chancellor for a prominent Welsh university. Educated at the universities of Sheffield and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and at schools in the UK and abroad, David is a graduate of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education’s Top Management Programme. David’s professional interests focus on the development and application of performance systems, business intelligence, risk management, regulation and governance.
Megan Watkins was a pupil in De Winton House and Deputy Head of School in her final year. She studied at Exeter University after which she joined the Aldi Area Manager Graduate Programme oversaw the recruitment, training and development of 64 stores across the Cardiff region now managing stores including those in Ely, Caerphilly and Pontypridd. Megan is married to Nick, a conservation engineer and lives in Cardiff.
Suzy Wildee is parent to 2 children currently at Christ College who joined in the inaugural year of the junior school St Nicholas House. Suzy has a degree in Computer Science from Cardiff University and an early career in programming and project management. After a period living in Singapore, she now lives close to Brecon working for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award regional Wales office, is chair of the Friends at Christ College and secretary for Glasbury Arts, a local arts charity.