Beverley Downes

I joined the business in 2002 and have since held several customer facing and management roles including customer service, diversity and inclusion, ICT, and procurement. I was appointed Marketing and Communications Director in 2016.

My core responsibilities include setting brand strategy and directing our Group’s digital marketing, communications, and stakeholder engagement activities. I lead our facilities operations as well as the Development Bank’s sustainability strategy - as we look to reduce our carbon footprint.

Prior to Development Bank of Wales, I spent five years as Team Manager at Education Learning Wales, who were formerly responsible for post-16 education across Wales.

I have previously been a Non-Executive Vice Chair of the WJEC and Eduqas, and Chair of their Remuneration Committee - as well as a Board Trustee of the RSPCA in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

I hold an English degree from Aberystwyth University.