Test Bed Intern
Education Officer (Schools & Colleges)
Education Officer (Informal Learning)
Front of House Manager
Samantha Francis, Ilse Dam
Rhian Davies Gough
Building and Technical Manager
Volunteers, interns and those on work experience and the Friends of Oriel Davies are also vital to our operations.
Mary Napper-White Chair
Mary is a painter by training and pursues her own artistic practice. She has knowledge and experience of professional museum and gallery management, gained as Shrewsbury Museums Manager. She is familiar with public sector structure and funding and has been chairman of professional and voluntary organisations, including contemporary arts partnerships and school governors.
Peter Styles Vice Chair
Peter is a landscape architect. His business, Lingard Styles Associates is based in Mid Wales and Shrewsbury, and undertakes major landscaping projects in the UK and abroad. Peter developed and designed Oriel Davies’ landscaping as part of the Gallery’s refurbishment programme. He also teaches professional landscaping courses.
Jenny Evans Treasurer
Jenny is originally from Castle Caereinion where she grew up on a farm. She currently lives in Newtown. After leaving school, Jenny went to work at Whittingham Riddell Accountants, where she completed her AAT and ACCA. She now works for Quartix, Newtown as Accounts Manager. Her interests include running, walking and reading.
Dan is a senior lecturer in visual communication at the North Wales School of Art & Design at Glyndwr University. He is a practising illustrator and designer and is interested in exploring the ways his industrial and academic links might converge with and support Oriel Davies.
Mandy Fowler is an independent cultural consultant, producer and project manager specializing in contemporary visual arts. She has extensive experience in strategic management in the arts, and as Manager of Meadow Arts (2004-12) saw the organization through development to achieve RFO status as a part of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and manage major contemporary art projects and artists commissions. Other positions include Development Officer for the Rural Company, Hereford, and Programme Support Manager, Ludlow Assembly Rooms.
Eleri represents the Friends of Oriel Davies. She is on the Friends’ Committee and has been of great support to the Gallery, working both in a voluntary and paid capacity for Oriel Davies.
Having gained a degree in Fine Art at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Mike completed a PGCE (secondary) in Art & Design at the University of Wales, Bangor and is currently Head of Art at Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion. He lives near Welshpool, is originally from North Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Gareth is a leading architect with B3Burgess who were awarded the contract to design and see though to completion both phases of Oriel Davies Gallery’s major refurbishment programme. The building has subsequently been presented with a Design Award from the Civic Society. Gareth is a Welsh speaker.
Paul has been a Justice of the Peace since 1982. He has held senior directorial posts within various organisations including President, National Museum of Wales and Chief Executive of Wales Tourist Board. Cardiff. In 1992 Peter was awarded a CBE for services to the Tourism industry. His extensive voluntary work includes positions as Chair, Welsh Chamber Orchestra; President, National Museum of Wales and President, Drama Association of Wales.
Jeremy Turner is Partner with Wace Morgan Solicitors, Shrewsbury. He has excellent legal experience, commercial and general litigation, and spends one day of the week practicing in Newtown. He has a strong interest in the arts, and extensive experience in Trusteeship and governance.
Carol is a freelance arts consultant. She worked for the Scottish Arts Council between 1995 - 2010 as Lottery Operations Manager, then as Head of Grants Department and most recently as Executive Manager working on corporate policy, including the amalgamation of SAC and Scottish Screen as Creative Scotland. She has a degree in Art History (UCL) and an MBA (OU).
Should you wish to contact the Chair of the Oriel Davies Trust, please do so through the Gallery. Emails or letters will be forwarded promptly.