WBU Ltd Board of Directors

The WBU Ltd Board of Directors are the key decision making body for the organisation. 

Our board is composed of the following members:

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Hefin Archer Williams (Legal)
Hefin is currently a commercial litigation lawyer at Slater & Gordon, Cardiff. His expertise covers dispute resolutions between individuals, companies and public bodies throughout the UK. He specialises in contract and financial matters, including property litigation, professional negligence and chancery matters. On top of this, he has a wealth of knowledge of acting for sports men and women in contract negotiations, disputes with clubs, disciplinary hearings, selection and sponsorship matters. He is regularly called upon by the BBC to offer expert opinion on legal matters relating to sports law.


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Catherine McCluskey (Vice Chair)
Catherine is an experienced sports development professional, presently working for UWE, Bristol where she manages the sport development team, and has strategic responsibility for the development of sport at all levels. Catherine represented Wales in badminton throughout her teenage years, before embarking on the educational route of sport development and coaching. Currently, Catherine is the lead tutor for Badminton Wales, training new coaches across the country. Through her additional 
experience as a Sports Therapist, she has worked with the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey team, expanding her knowledge of liaising with many personalities and challenges in the professional arena.


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Kerry Ann Sheppard (Chair)
Kerry Ann currently works for Eversheds, LLP, specialising in business improvement and development. Kerry Ann has project managed aspects of many multi-million pound legal transactions that have crossed multiple jurisdictions. Prior to the career change, Kerry Ann worked for RCT Council where she let a team of very talented sport and leisure development professionals in driving change and achieving increased levels of sports participation across some of the most deprived communities in Wales. Kerry Ann is also a former international badminton player, with experience competing at World, European, and Commonwealth Games.

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Geraint Williams (Finance)
Geraint works for Airbus Group specialising in business improvement in the Financial Shared Service supporting several divisions of the business across four countries. Previously Gwent County Badminton Association Chairman for several years, Geraint initially joined the board as a co-opted director in 2010. Geraint became hooked on badminton from age 14 while at Gwent Junior Squad and at Abergavenny, the club which he has represented in the Gwent league for many years. Geraint has coaching qualifications to intermediate level, there were used within club and county squads, he still holds coaching and accreditation. Geraint has two children who both trained within the South East Wales HPC.

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Ann Bevan (Performance)
Ann has worked at Sport Wales for over 10 years and has been in her current role as High Performance Advisor since 2011. Over the past Commonwealth Cycle, Ann has worked with Welsh Gymnastics, Cycling, Boxing, Bowls and Disability which has all helped contribute to Wales' most successful Games, with these sports alone contributing 21 medals out of the total 36. Her next focus is to facilitate the preparation of athletes selected for Rio as well as ensuring that successful performance systems are put in place that will ultimately deliver medals for Wales in the Gold Coast and beyond. Ann is a keen supporter of sport and has a wealth of experience as a player, educator and parent and looks forward to contributing to BW. 


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Catrin Devonald (Communications & Marketing)

Catrin is Head of Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales and the West Midlands, which means leading a team of 27 people to deliver circa £20 million per annum income to support people affected by cancer. Catrin previously worked in the not for profit sector starting her career in sports development and has worked with a number of Sports governing bodies. Following a break to complete an MBA she moved into the charity sector with the National Trust as a marketing manager to attract new supporters to the organisation. Her MBA focused on communications and benefits packages in membership organisations which has led the way for charities to change their supporter journeys.