People and teams

We have an experienced team of investment, portfolio and business development executives. 

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Alex Leigh

Technology ventures team

Alex is an investment executive in the technology venture investments team.

Alun Lister

Alun Lister

Technical team

Alun manages in-bound enquiries for business finance.  

Alun Thomas

Alun Thomas

New investments team

Alun is the new investment regional manager for west Wales.

alwyn thomas

Alwyn Thomas

Property development team

Alwyn is a property development executive based in our West Wales office.

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Alyson Geen

Technical team

Alyson is our business analyst, helping to manage our systems.

Amy Carpenter

Amy Carpenter

Equity portfolio team

Amy provides admin support to our equity portfolio team.  

andrew bradshaw

Andrew Bradshaw

Property development team

Andrew is the property services manager based in our Cardiff office.

andrew critchley

Andrew Critchley

Technology ventures team

Andrew is an investment executive in the technology venture investments team.

andy morris

Andy Morris

Equity portfolio team

Andy is a portfolio executive in our equity portfolio team. 

Anna Bowen

Anna Bowen

Property development team

Anna is an assistant property development executive based in our north Wales office.

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

New investments team

Ashley is an assistant investment executive in the new investments team.

ashley thomas

Ashley Thomas

Property development team

Ashley is a self build executive based in Llanelli.

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Beth Humphries

Property development team

Beth provides admin support to our property development team.  

Bethan Cousins

Bethan Cousins

New investments team

Bethan is a new business director in our new investments team. 

Beverley Downes

Beverley Downes

Management team

Beverley leads our communications, marketing and facilities teams here at the Development Bank of Wales.

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Carl Fitz-Gerald

Property development team

Carl is a property development executive based in our South Wales office.

Carl Griffiths

Carl Griffiths

Technology ventures team

Carl manages our Wales Technology Seed Fund.  

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Carol Bell

Board of directors

An experienced industrialist and financier, Carol started her career in the oil and gas industry before moving into banking.

Carol Hall

Carol Hall

Angels Invest Wales

Carol is our Angels Invest Wales regional manager in south east Wales.

catherine howell

Catherine Howell

Micro loans team

Catherine is a senior investment executive in the micro loans team.

Cenydd-Rowlands

Cenydd Rowlands

Property development team

Cenydd manages our property fund and team. 

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Charlotte Price

New investments team

Charlotte provides administrative support to our new investments team. 

chris dhenin

Chris Dhenin

New investments team

Chris is an investment executive in the new investments team. 

chris griffiths

Chris Griffiths

Technical team

Chris manages our technical team.

Chris Hayward

Chris Hayward

New investments team

Chris is an investment executive in north Wales.    

Claire Sedgwick

Claire Sedgwick

Property development team

Claire is deputy fund manager in our dedicated property team based in Wrexham.

claire vokes

Claire Vokes

Micro loans team

Claire is an assistant investment executive in the micro loans team. 

clare sullivan

Clare Sullivan

New investments team

Clare is an investment executive in our new investments team. 

Dave Perez

Dave Perez

Loan portfolio team

Dave is a senior portfolio executive in our loan portfolio team. 

david blake

David Blake

Technology ventures team

David is an assistant investment executive in the technology venture investments team.

David Knight

David Knight

New investments team

David is an assistant investment executive in the new investments team.

David Staziker

David Staziker

Board of directors,
Management team

David leads the Development Bank of Wales’ internal finance and administration teams.

Donna Strohmeyer

Donna Strohmeyer

Micro loans team

Donna is an investment executive in the micro loans team.

Duncan Gray

Duncan Gray

Technology ventures team

Duncan is a deputy fund manager in our technology venture investments team.

Ed Snow

Ed Snow

Technology ventures team

Ed assists the technology ventures team with their investing in start-ups.

Elen Jones

Elen Jones

Management team

Elen leads a team providing the Group with accounting and support services.

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

New investments team

Emily is an assistant investment executive in the new investments team.

Emily Wood

Emily Wood

Micro loans team

Emily is an investment executive in our micro loans team.

Emma Phillips

Emma Phillips

Property development team

Emma is operations manager for Self Build Wales.

Gareth Bullock

Gareth Bullock

Board of directors

As well as being chair of the Development Bank of Wales Board,  Gareth currently holds a number of non-executive directorships and advisory roles.

Gaynor Morris

Gaynor Morris

Micro loans team

Gaynor is an investment executive in the micro loans team

giles thorley

Giles Thorley

Board of directors,
Management team

Before joining the Development Bank of Wales, Giles was a partner at private equity firm TDR Capital LLP.

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Guy Bates

Equity portfolio team,
Loan portfolio team

Guy is our portfolio director, he works with portfolio managers to shape our follow-on investment strategy.

hannah reynolds

Hannah Reynolds

Micro loans team

Hannah is an investment support administrator in our micro loans team.

Huw Morgan

Huw Morgan

Board of directors

Huw is an FCIB qualified banker with over 25 years’ experience in the banking sector.

Iraj Amiri

Iraj Amiri

Board of directors

Iraj heads up the Development Bank of Wales' audit committee.

jamie edwards

Jamie Edwards

Property development team

Jamie is a property development executive based in our South Wales office.

Janet McDonald

Janet McDonald

Loan portfolio team

Janet offers admin and operational support to our portfolio executives. 

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Jessica White

Micro loans team

Jessica is an investment executive in the micro loans team.

Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas

New investments team

Jo is an investment executive working across south Wales. 

Judi Oates

Judi Oates

Management team

Judi is the Development Bank of Wales’ company secretary and group compliance officer.

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Kabitah Begum

Equity portfolio team

Kabitah is a portfolio executive in our equity portfolio team. 

Karl Jones

Karl Jones

Property development team

Based in Cardiff, Karl works with developers and contractors across south Wales.

Kelly  Jones

Kelly Jones

Loan portfolio team

Kelly is a portfolio executive in the portfolio monitoring team.

Laura James-Mowbray

Laura James-Mowbray

Angels Invest Wales

Laura is our Angels Invest Wales regional investment manager in north Wales.

Leanna Davies

Leanna Davies

Equity portfolio team

Leanna is the portfolio development manager in our equity portfolio team. 

Margaret Llewellyn OBE

Margaret Llewellyn OBE

Board of directors

Margaret is a non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

mark halliday

Mark Halliday

Equity portfolio team

Mark is a portfolio executive in our equity portfolio team. 

Mark Morgan

Mark Morgan

Property development team

Mark is a property development executive based in our north Wales offices. He covers north and west Wales.

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Matthew Wilde

New investments team

Matthew is an assistant investment executive in the new investments team.

michael bakewell

Michael Bakewell

Technology ventures team

Michael is a deputy fund manager in our technology venture investments team.

michael rees

Michael Rees

Technology ventures team

Michael is an investment support analyst in our technology ventures team.

Mike Owen

Mike Owen

Management team

Mike is our group investment director, managing teams who deal with over £1bn in funds.

nakeja howell

Nakeja Howell

Technical team

Nakeja is our business development and analysis administrator.

Natalie Britton

Natalie Britton

Property development team

Natalie is a property portfolio executive based in Cardiff.

Natalie Hughes

Natalie Hughes

New investments team

Natalie provides administrative support to our new investments team. 

Navid Falatoori

Navid Falatoori

New investments team

Navid is an investment executive in the new investments team.

Neil Maguinness

Neil Maguinness

Management team

Neil is our director of risk, compliance and legal. 

Nick Batt

Nick Batt

Loan portfolio team

Nick is a portfolio executive in the portfolio monitoring team.

Nick Stork

Nick Stork

New investments team

Nick is the fund manager for the new investments team.

Nicola Crocker

Nicola Crocker

Property development team

Nicola is a deputy fund manager in our dedicated property team.  

Nicola Edwards

Nicola Edwards

Micro loans team

Nicola is the fund manager for the micro loans team.

Nicola Griffiths

Nicola Griffiths

Loan portfolio team

Nicola is a portfolio executive in our equity portfolio team. 

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Oksana Medvid

Technology ventures team

Oksana is an investment support administrator in our technology ventures team.

Philip Barnes

Philip Barnes

Technology ventures team

Philip is an investment executive in our technology venture investments team.

Rachel Miles

Rachel Miles

Loan portfolio team

Rachel manages our pan-Wales loan portfolio team.

Becki BD

Rebecca Rowden

Technical team

Rebecca manages the business development and analysis team.

Rhian Elston

Rhian Elston

Management team

Rhian is one of our investment directors, managing our technology, micro loan and equity portfolio teams.

rhian jones

Rhian Jones

Loan portfolio team

Rhian is a portfolio executive in the portfolio monitoring team. 

Rhiannon Brewer

Rhiannon Brewer

Micro loans team

Rhiannon is a senior investment executive in the micro loans team.

Rhodri Evans

Rhodri Evans

New investments team

Rhodri is our deputy fund manager in north Wales. 

rhys jones

Rhys Jones

Property development team

Rhys is a self build executive based in Cardiff.

Richard Easton

Richard Easton

Loan portfolio team

Richard is a portfolio executive in our loan portfolio team. 

richard jenkins

Richard Jenkins

Equity portfolio team

Richard is a portfolio executive in the portfolio monitoring team.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Technology ventures team

Richard specialises in equity investments for technology-rich companies.

Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter

Management team

Rob is our director of strategy, leading on future fundraising and strategic planning.   

robert knapp

Robert Knapp

Micro loans team

Robert is the investment support coordinator based in our Cardiff office.

roger jeynes

Roger Jeynes

Board of directors

Roger Jeynes is an independent non-executive director for the Development Bank of Wales.

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Roger Owen-Jones

Property development team

Roger is a property development executive based in our Wrexham and Llandudno offices.

Ruby Harcombe

Ruby Harcombe

New investments team

Ruby is an investment executive in the new investments team.

Sam Macalister-Smith

Sam Macalister-Smith

Equity portfolio team

Portfolio executive Sam works in our equity portfolio team. 

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Technology ventures team

Sarah is an investment executive specialising in seed investments for technology companies.  

scott hughes

Scott Hughes

New investments team

Scott is an investment executive in the new investments team.

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Simon Thelwall-Jones

Technology ventures team

Simon is our director of technology ventures.

Stephen Elias

Stephen Elias

Loan portfolio team

Steve is a senior portfolio executive working across south Wales. 

Stephen Galvin

Stephen Galvin

New investments team

Steve is a senior investment executive within our new investments team. He specialises in succession deals. 

Steve Holt

Steve Holt

Angels Invest Wales

Steve is our Angels Invest Wales director.

Stewart Williams

Stewart Williams

Loan portfolio team

Stewart is a portfolio executive based in our north Wales offices.    

Tara Lee-Fox

Tara Lee-Fox

Micro loans team

Tara is an investment executive in the micro loans team.

 

tom preene

Tom Preene

Angels Invest Wales

Tom is the operations manager for Angels Invest Wales.

Will Campion

Will Campion

Technical team

Will is our business process improvement manager.

Our micro loans team specialise working with small and micro businesses providing loans from £1,000 up to £50,000.

Our highly experienced investments team is based throughout Wales and works with a range of high-growth businesses and their advisers offering loans and equity from £50,000 up to £5 million. They can support growth, succession and acquisitions. 

Our loan portfolio team builds relationships with our customers to ensure our finance and investments help them to grow. 

Our equity portfolio team builds relationships with our customers to ensure our finance and investments help them to grow. 

Our technology ventures investment team focuses on innovative technology-based businesses from start-ups to early stage and established. They can provide both loans and equity depending on the business.   

Our technical team co-ordinate and manage activity for the Development Bank of Wales’ investment and portfolio teams. They also deal with all new finance enquiries and work closely with other funders and advisers to ensure Welsh businesses are aware of the support available.

Our property development team invest in commercial and residential development projects in Wales. 

Led by chief executive Giles Thorley, our executive and senior management team provide the investment strategy that drives real benefits to your business.

Our board of non-executive directors oversees the strategy and performance at the Development Bank of Wales, drawing on a wealth of regional and global business experience.