Board of Trustees

Community Music Wales has a Board of Trustees who meet quarterly and are responsible for the strategic direction and policy of the charity.

The members are from a variety of professional backgrounds relevant to the work of the charity. An observer from the Arts Council of Wales also sits on the Board but has no voting rights.

The Executive Officer of the Board of Trustees is the Director who is responsible for the effective management and strategic development of Community Music Wales in accordance with its constitution and aims and objectives.

Lisa Davies

Chair
Lisa is a creative film producer and media trainer. She has produced a number of short films, including the BAFTA Nominated The Homing Bird. Most recently she was the Unit Manager for Wales on Indie Feature Burn Burn Burn, which premièred at London Film Festival and has been nominated for the Sundance Discovery Award. Previously Lisa was the inaugural Director of Zoom Cymru, Wales's youth Film festival and media training organisation. She also delivered part of Ffilm Cymru's Film in Afan programme, and set up Time Schools for Spice - a time credit organisation.

John Williams

Vice Chair
John currently works as a freelance IT consultant for his company John Williams Consulting Ltd. He is a member of Arts and Business and came to work with us through their board bank scheme. He is passionate about music in his spare time and has played in bands.

Sue Cottrell

Sue is an Education Consultant, who works with organisations such as Welsh Government, Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and Think, Learn, Challenge. Previously, she worked as a Partner on the National Support Programme for Literacy and Numeracy, and as Music and Performing Arts Officer for DfES, ACCAC and CCW. Her publications include research in the BJME, resources for the BBC and ‘Can I tell you about Stammering?’ for Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is a Welsh learner.

Lewis Gwyther

Works for Earthfall dance in Marketing and Communications and is a freelance Arts Manager working with arts and dementia as well as theatre for young people. He has worked on youth music projects across wales and plays in a Cardiff based blues band.

Ruth Morris

Ruth has been involved with music all her life as both a session saxophonist and a singer. Having studied Music at Cardiff University, she has gone on to develop a passion for community music in Wales. Having worked in the Arts in both the third and private sectors, Ruth’s specialism is community choirs, and is currently the Choir Leader Manager for the UK’s largest community choir network, Rock Choir.

Ryan Price

Ryan currently works for the Wales Audit Office as a Financial Auditor, and has several years of experience in auditing Company and Charity financial statements, as well as those of larger government bodies. He has recently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW. Ryan has been involved in the live music scene in South Wales for a number of years, as a guitarist and singer in a number of Monmouth and Cardiff based bands

Tom Dyer

Tom is an experienced legal advisor specialising in Social Welfare and Employment. He is now a Community Development Officer focussing on expansion of particular services. Tom has a passion for the arts and the impact it can have on an individual based on his experiences of joining an office based choir. Tom also regularly takes part in amateur productions around Cardiff and plays drums in a number of bands and for shows.