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Four new non-executive directors join Menter a Busnes

New Non-Executive Board Members, (L-R) Geraint Jones, Carys Owens, Huw Eurig and Mari Stevens

Menter a Busnes, a leading business support organisation, has appointed four distinguished professionals as Non-Executive Board Members.

The newly appointed board members, Geraint Jones, Senior Domain Security Architect for Aldermore Bank; Carys Owens, Managing Director of Whisper Cymru; Huw Eurig, Creative Industry Leader, and Mari Stevens, Director of Consultancy Business Anian; will bring a wealth of experience and expertise from various sectors, enhancing the organisation’s strategic vision and capabilities.

Llŷr Roberts, CEO of Menter a Busnes, said: “We are delighted to welcome Carys, Geraint, Huw and Mari as Non-Executive Board Members. Their diverse backgrounds and extensive knowledge will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and growth of Menter a Busnes. We look forward to leveraging their unique perspectives as we navigate the evolving landscape of business support and development.”

Fflur Jones, Chair of Menter a Busnes, added: “The addition of all four new non-executive Board members is a significant step towards ensuring that Menter a Busnes remains at the forefront of providing innovative and effective business support services. Their collective expertise will play a crucial role in driving our strategic direction, and in assisting us to achieve our ambitious overall organisational goals.”

Brief profiles of the newly appointed non-executive board members:

Huw Eurig: Huw, a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience, co-founded Boomerang, a Welsh production company. Under his leadership, Boomerang grew from a 3-person startup to a creative powerhouse with a £80 million turnover and over 400 employees, with a strong focus on Wales. Huw’s expertise extends beyond growth; he has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, navigating both public and private markets. Additionally, his experience running a company on the stock market and leveraging equity finance is invaluable. Huw’s commitment extends beyond his own success, as evidenced by his leadership roles in industry organisations and Fellowships at prestigious universities.

Mari Stevens: Mari is an entrepreneurial senior leader with fifteen years’ experience working in Wales and internationally, in the public and private sectors. Mari has recently set-up her own consultancy business, Anian, specialising in providing strategic advice in the fields of destination management, place brand and marketing, culture, media and tech. Her previous experience includes establishing the ground-breaking Ogi brand, working as the Head of Visit Wales as well as the Head of Marketing at Dŵr Cymru and BBC Cymru Wales.

Geraint Jones: Geraint is currently the senior Domain Security Architect for Aldermore Bank. A practical and pragmatic consultant, architect, and NED leveraging a career spanning 30 years in IT and Information Security in the UK and across Europe – but his family roots (and heart) are in the farming community of Pen Llŷn. Having realised early on that technology is not the ‘silver bullet’ of security, he has developed a strong appreciation of the business implications of technology, and enjoys helping people make sense of their systems and data obligations, improving their ‘Cyber’ posture, and guiding them to make informed decisions to drive achievable outcomes.

Carys Owens: Carys is the current Managing Director of Whisper Cymru, a renowned broadcast production agency recognised for its award-winning sports, live and unscripted entertainment content. With a proven track record in the industry, Carys has previously served as the Managing Director of Lens360, showcasing her leadership and expertise in the field of broadcast production.