Cardiff City Council appointed Board Director
Joined the Board in 2014.
He played for the youth and senior teams of Llandaff North and, following injury, joined the committee, latterly as the rugby secretary, and was awarded life membership after 23 years of service. He was formerly a selector, vice chairman and competition secretary for the East District Rugby Union.
He is a retired chartered electrical engineer and former design and construction manager for Cardiff Council.
Joined the Board in 2015. Prior to that she was based in the USA for seven years as the Executive Vice President and Vice President of People and Organisation for Mars Incorporated.
She grew up outside Cardiff where she gained her passion for Welsh Rugby, and holds a BSc Honours degree in business studies. She spent her 30-year career at Mars working across the management structure in a number of high profile roles in the UK, Belgium and the USA.
Now retired from her executive role, she has several non-executive directorships.
Martyn Phillips joined the Board in 2015.
He is a member of the Six Nations Council, a director of the British Lions Designated Activity Company and Celtic Rugby Designated Activity Company.
He was formerly CEO of B&Q and a non-executive director of Hydrogen Group plc.
In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Southampton Solent University for services to business. He was educated at Fishguard Grammar School and UWIC in Cardiff, before studying at both Oxford Brookes College and then Templeton College, Oxford.
Whilst at school he won international caps at U15 level and was a member of the Welsh Schools U18 squad.
Paul Orders is Chief Executive of the City of Cardiff Council, taking up the post in December 2013. He has responsibility for the officer leadership of 17,000 staff and strategic management of council services in the Capital City of Wales.
He is also lead chief executive of the Central South Education Consortium – which aims to raise standards in schools in Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend and Merthyr.
Previously, he was Chief Executive of Dunedin City Council, in New Zealand, where he led council management and staff through a period of change, focusing on financial management, the delivery and performance of council services, organisational development, and city development.
This followed 13 years working for Cardiff Council in a succession of roles, ending up as Corporate Director with management responsibilities that included economic development, regeneration, planning and transport, parks, leisure, venues, and waste management.
Since joining the Council he has contributed to many of the major projects and initiatives that have underpinned Cardiff’s development as a successful European Capital City. Paul comes from Maesteg and attended Archbishop McGrath Comprehensive School, in Tondu.
He is a graduate of the Universities of Cardiff, London and Cambridge, where he obtained a doctorate in history, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University. He is married with three children. .
Gareth Davies joined the Board in 2014 and was elected as Chairman in the same year.
He is a member of the World Rugby Council, its Executive Committee, as well as being a director of Rugby World Cup Limited, Six Nations Rugby Limited and the British Lions Designated Activity Company and is on the board of EPCR.
A former international fly-half and British and Irish Lions tourist in 1980, he earned 21 caps for his country and captained Wales on five occasions.
He has held senior executive positions with the Newport Gwent Dragons, CBI Wales, BBC Wales, Cardiff RFC, S4C, the Sports Council for Wales, the Royal Mail and the Welsh Development Agency – where he headed the Sydney, Australia office – and is a former Dean of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Joined the Board in 1993.
He is a life member of Dunvant having been a member of the club for 55 years.
He played for the club’s youth and senior sides for 18 seasons before fulfilling the roles of fixture secretary for 25 years and chairman for 10 years.
He is a former tool maker with ICI and Ford and was part of the production management team at British Leyland for over 25 years. He is now retired.