Paul Roberts

Paul lives just outside the Bridgend boundary in the village of Colwinston and is currently the Chief Executive of Newydd Housing Association. As a volunteer, he has been involved with a number of voluntary organisations over the years as well as helping to run his local community cinema.

Peter Lees

Peter Lees is a Bridgend resident and active volunteer at Bryngarw Country Park. In his professional life he was a senior HR manager for most of his career before becoming an Operations Manager at Companies House. Now in retirement Peter enjoys the theatre, gardening, travelling and golf.

Will Campion

Will is a qualified engineer and accredited business consultant and in his spare time enjoys running and learning Welsh. He lives in Aberkenfig with his young family and makes regular use of our cultural facilities, particularly Aberkenfig library and Bryngarw Country Park.

Margaret Griffiths

Margaret lives in Kenfig Hill and spent most of her working life in academic and public libraries before retiring in 2013 from her role as the Principal Librarian for Bridgend. She is an active volunteer in her local community and in her spare time enjoys singing with a number of local choirs.


Cllr. John McCarthy

John is an elected member for both Bridgend County Borough Council and Pencoed Town Council. He is an active school governor, trustee of the Pencoed Miner’s Welfare Hall, director of Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union and committed member of St. David’s Church. In his professional life, John spent 38 years working in the power industry.

Cllr. Jeff Tildesley MBE

Jeff is an elected member for Bridgend County Borough Council representing Cornelly and has recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a councillor. He is involved with a number of charitable trusts in the area and in his professional life, Jeff was in Industrial Relations for an international company. He was awarded the MBE in 2012 for services to local government and the community of Bridgend.

Alan Morgan (Chair)

Alan is the Chair of Awen Cultural Trust. Currently the Managing Director of Hafod Housing association, Alan has previously worked for both Welsh and local government. In his own time he is involved with a number of third sector organisations throughout the area as well as being an active school governor.

Beth Hopkins

Since completing a degree in Wildlife Biology, she has worked and volunteered for a number of conservation organisations including Gwent Wildlife Trust, Swansea Ecology Research Team, the Wildlife Trust and now Bryngarw Country Park. Having a passion for the natural world and travelling, Beth has been on conservation-related trips to Africa and South America and, in her spare time, is an amateur wildlife artist.