Lay members of the Council

Dr Tomos DafyddDr Tomos Dafydd

Until recently, Dr Tomos Dafydd, was a Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Wales, he is now working in the City. He has previous experience in the Civil Service and the BBC. Dr Dafydd is a Welsh speaker and graduate and lecturer at Aberystwyth University.

Dr Gillian DaviesProfessor Gillian Davies

Professor Gillian Davies is a specialist in international intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on the international conventions governing patent law and copyright and related rights as a result of many years experience gained working for WIPO, Geneva, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), London, and the European Patent Office (EPO), (Munich). Her expertise extends also to EU legislation on patents, copyright and related rights. Former Chairman of a technical board of appeal and permanent member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO).

Dr Peter HigsonDr Peter Higson

Dr Higson began his career in the health sector as tutor on the North Wales Clinical Training Course at Bangor University in the mid 1980’s before being appointed Course Co-Director in 1987 and Course Director in 1989.

He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Clwydian Trust in 1993 where he remained until he joined the North Wales Health Authority as Director of Patient Care in 1998.

In May 2004 he was appointed as the Chief Executive of Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW), having had a two-year secondment to ELWa, the Welsh Assembly sponsored public body in charge of post-16 education and training in Wales.

He is Chair of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Dr Griff JonesDr Griff Jones

Dr Griff Jones is a biochemist who, until his retirement, was a senior manager at the Peboc site of Eastman Chemicals in Llangefni. He was Chair of the governing body of Coleg Menai from 2009–2012, and is now Vice-Chair of Grwp Llandrillo-Menai. He has served on the University’s Audit & Risk Committee for a number of years.

Dr Karen JonesDr Karen Jones

Former Marketing Director and Vice-President of BAE Systems. Trained as a microbiologist at University College Hospital, London. She has worked for British Aerospace, bioMerieux and Medeva plc. She has experience of implementing educational, cultural and technological programmes in various parts of the world.


Marc Proudlove Jones

Marc Proudlove JonesMr Marc Proudlove Jones was raised on, and is now managing, the family farm in Mathrafal, Meifod which hosted the National Eisteddfod in 2003 and 2015. He is an investment banker with a 30-year career with JPMorgan and RBS. He has extensive international experience across Europe and the Far East, including 9 years in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Keble College Oxford.

Vice Admiral Sir Paul Lambert

Sir Paul LambertVice Admiral Sir Paul Lambert has strategic, financial and leadership skills which have been gained in a series of high profile roles and appointments in Whitehall and the Charitable Sector. He is currently Secretary General of St John International and was previously Deputy Chief Defence Staff (Capability), responsible for equipment and support budget of £14bn and providing independent advice to Ministers.  He was Knighted in 2012 and is committed to lifelong learning. He has extensive international experience.

Mrs Alison Lea-WilsonMrs Alison Lea-Wilson

Mrs Alison Lea-Wilson is founder of the Anglesey Sea Zoo and Director of Halen Mon. She is a Bangor graduate and has recently been made an Honorary Fellow of the University.



Professor Richard Parry-JonesJulie Perkins

Ms Julie Perkins is a Bangor Alumnus and is Director of Systems at the Lloyds Banking Group. She is an IT professional, experienced in programme management and transformational change and is passionate about championing diversity.

Dr Alwyn RobertsDr Alwyn Roberts BA, LLB, MA (Pro-Chancellor)

Dr Alwyn Roberts was Pro Vice-Chancellor of Bangor University before retiring in 1997. Other public appointments include Welsh Governor of the BBC, member of the original S4C authority. He was President of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Professor Graham Upton

Professor Graham Upton has had an academic career in Educational Psychology at Cardiff and Birmingham Universities, Professor Graham UptonVice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, and most recently interim Vice-Chancellor of Glyndwr University. He has extensive Board level experience in both education and the private sector and he has had visiting appointments and consultancies with Universities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He has a strong desire to retain links with Higher Education in Wales.


Mr David WilliamsMr David Williams (Treasurer)

David Williams is former Area Director for HSBC Bank in North Wales. He currently holds a number of non-executive directorships. David is Treasurer of Bangor University. He Chairs the Resources Committee and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Bangor Business School. He is also a non-executive director of the Management Development Centre Ltd. Amongst activities outside the University, David is Chairman of the North Wales Business Club and a member of the Board of Coleg Llandrillo FE college.

Ms Ellen Parry WilliamsMs Ellen Parry Williams

Ellen Parry Williams represents the Old Students’ Association on the Council. A graduate of the Welsh department, she was employed in the University as a Librarian from 1971 to 2005. She was also Warden of Neuadd Rathbone (1993–2001) and of Neuadd Rathbone and Neuadd John Morris-Jones (2001–2003).

Dr Olwen WilliamsDr Olwen Williams

Dr Olwen Williams is Chief of Staff (Primary Community & Specialist Medicine Clinical Programme Group) and Consultant Physician in Genitourinary Medicine at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the University.