Meet the Team

The Team

Matthew Mackinnon

Matthew Mackinnon

Director

Edward Sumner

Edward Sumner

Chief Operations Officer

Myles Power

Myles Power

Senior Research Associate

Board of Advisors

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

David Jones

Clywd West MP

David has been Member of Parliament for Clwyd West since 2005. He was made Secretary of State for Wales in 2012 and held this role until 2014. David also served as Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union in 2016.

Professor Patrick Minford

Professor Patrick Minford

Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff University

Patrick is a British macroeconomist and Professor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. 

Monima O’Connor

Monima O’Connor

Political and Animal Welfare Campaigner

Monima 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. 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.
Nathan Gill

Nathan Gill

Former MEP for Wales

Nathan has been campaigning to leave the European Union since 2004 and has stood in various local and national elections. He was first elected as MEP for Wales in 2014 and was successfully re-elected in 2019.

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 and MP for Vale of Clwyd

James studied medicine at Cambridge University and 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 elected as MP for Vale of Clwyd from 2015-2017 and relected in 2019 as the MP for Vale of Clwyd.

Chris Davies

Chris Davies

Former MP

Chris used 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.

Chris became Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire in 2015, a position he held until 2019.

Kelvin Byron

Kelvin Byron

Businessman

Kelvin was raised and educated in Newport, Wales. In 1971 he to set up his own chemical company called the Basildon Chemical Company which manufactured speciality silicone products. The company prospered and after forty years of trading they employed fifty skilled people, produced 8000 tonnes of speciality chemicals annually with a turnover of £15 million. During this period, he supported financially various Welsh causes and at one stage was chairman of London Welsh Rugby Club.