Former CEO, Brains
Alistair Darby is a prominent CEO of public and private leisure/hospitality companies and is very well-known in Wales for his TV and radio appearances throughout the pandemic. As Brains CEO he led the family owned company through a hugely challenging year of Covid restrictions and to safety in January 2021 by securing a strategic partnership with Marston’s.
Founder, Lux Family Law
Lux Family Law is a boutique family law practice based in Pontcanna. Lux offers a concierge service offering bespoke advice relating to all family law issues for entrepreneurs, media personalities and those who prioritise protecting their assets. The team regularly advise on divorce, high net worth financial settlements, pre/post nuptial agreements and children related issues.
Co-founder, Sanctuary Financial Planning
Sanctuary Financial Planning specialises in helping business owners and media influencers with their complex financial advice and mortgage needs. Gareth believes in work life balance and when he’s not at Sanctuary, Gareth likes to spend quality time with his wife and two children.
Regional Sales Executive South, The New World Trading Company
Jay has worked in hospitality for over 15 years in Cardiff and around the UK with restaurants, bars, nightclubs and festivals. The face of many international, national and local brands as well as being awarded the Lifetime Award for work in the night-time economy in Cardiff.
Owner and managing director, Specialist Security Co
Since its inception in the city 20 years ago, Specialist Security has grown to become the leading privately owned supplier of quality security services in the region. Rachel drives a strong, inclusive culture and a desire to raise standards with the security industry. Rachel currently sits as Vice Chair of the British Security Industry Association section committee and leads the regional network forum for the Security Industry Authority (the Government regulator of the private security industry).
Principal, Howell’s School
Sally Davis has been at Howell’s School, Llandaff since 1991, and was appointed Principal in 2007, one of only nine head teachers in schools’ 160 year history. Originally from Newport, Sally lives in Pontcanna with her husband Julian, and enjoys the theatre, cinema and travelling whenever she can.
Director of Creative Economy, Cardiff University
Sara currently has two main leadership roles: Director of creative city network Creative Cardiff, and Chief Operating Officer of Clwstwr a £9million R&D project promoting innovation in the Welsh economy. Her role is to provide leadership and strategic direction to these initiatives and to work with a wide variety of stakeholders including academic, industry and government partners. Sara was awarded an OBE for Services to the Creative Economy in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List.