Our Board of Advisors

Our team of experts and policymakers

 

 

We are pleased to have experts and elected policymakers on our board of advisors.

David Jones

David Jones

Clywd West MP

After graduating from Chester College of Law, David started his own law practise where he practised law until the opportunity arose for him to enter local politics in the Conwy region.

His breakthrough came in 2005 when he won the Clwyd West seat by 133 votes. In 2012 he was appointed Secretary of State for Wales and served in the post until 2014.

After leading the successful Vote Leave campaign in Wales during the EU Referendum, in July 2016 David was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union under Theresa May’s premiership. He served in this role until June 2017.

Professor Patrick Minford

Professor Patrick Minford

Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff University

Patrick Minford is a British macroeconomist who is Professor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, a position he has held since 1997. He has written extensively about the economics of the European Union and is the chair of Economists for Free Trade.

Patrick is a well-known Eurosceptic and is one of the most prominent economists who openly backed Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Monima O’Connor

Monima O’Connor

Political and Animal Welfare Campaigner

Monima O’Connor started her career working at 14 in London selling magazines and sweets in a small shop, with no higher education qualifications Monima worked her way up and by the time she was 18 was working as a secretary at an American Investment Bank. Monima then spent 27 years working in the financial markets sector where she worked in both London and Hong Kong for major international financial institutions such as JP Morgan.

She has been involved in Politics since the 1990s, standing for the Referendum Party in the 1997 General Election. Now residing in West Wales, Monima is a keen political and animal welfare campaigner.

Adrian Mason

Adrian Mason

Bay of Colwyn Councillor

Adrian Mason has been in legal education since 1999 previously having enjoyed a successful period as a senior manager in industry. Adrian, who specialises in constitutional affairs and litigation, is a frequent contributor to legal journals. He also acts as a reviewer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and sits on the Lay Committee of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, holding a position on the Welsh Board.

In recent years Adrian has become involved in politics and is a Conservative councillor. He was the North Wales co-coordinator for the Vote Leave campaign and is a senior volunteer for Change Britain.

Nathan Gill

Nathan Gill

MEP for Wales

Nathan has been campaigning to leave the European Union since 2004 and has stood in various local and national elections as a candidate for UKIP. Nathan was elected as UKIP MEP for Wales in 2014 and as a Regional Welsh Assembly Member in 2016.

Nathan played a prominent role in the Vote Leave campaign in Wales, working with cross-party groups to secure Brexit.

Dr James Davies

Dr James Davies

NHS GP

James studied medicine at Cambridge University and after after graduation he returned to the Vale of Clwyd to begin his junior doctor training at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan. He subsequently became a General Practitioner in the NHS and a clinical champion for dementia.

 

James was born in St Asaph and was brought up in Prestatyn. James was elected Member of Parliament for the Vale of Clwyd in 2015 and he served for two years as MP, until the 2017 snap General Election. 

Chris Davies

Chris Davies

Brecon and Radnorshire MP

Chris was born in the Swansea Valley and educated at Moriston Comprehensive. After leaving school, Chris went on to work as a rural auctioneer and estate agent. He also managed one of Mid Wales’ largest mixed veterinary practices, based in Hay-on-Wye.

In 2012 Chris was elected as the Powys County Councillor for the Glasbury Ward. During his time as a County Councillor, he was well respected as a hard campaigner for his area, sorting out flooding issues, resolving planning disputes and fixing the highways and byways. In 2015 he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, with the largest majority since 1983.