The Team

Dave Danford – Artistic Director
Nancy Ellis-Day – Fundraising Specialist
Chloe Gibbens – Lead Events Coordinator
Hayley Miller – Operations Manager
Mikala Nash – Lead Administrator
Alix Rawlinson – Volunteer Coordinator

Board of Trustees

CHAIRMAN Professor Chris Adams
In addition to his scientific work, Chris has decades of experience as a CEO, Chair and has board level working in commercial organisations, not-for-profits and charities including Unilever companies and the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Experienced in organisational governance, policy and strategy development, leading international teams, and practical ethics.

VICE-CHAIR John Gambles
A retired Education Officer and Teacher, John is also a Trustee of the Valle Crucis Mission Area and the Llantysilio and Rhewl Cymedeihas y Cwn.

A former teacher and senior education officer, Allison brings organisational and people skills.  She specialises in safeguarding and inclusion and is currently an Independent Fostering Panel Chair for a fostering agency.

Treasurer of the Llangollen Eisteddfod since 2020, Lucy is a retired Finance Manager for Flintshire County Council and also held senior accountancy roles within the NHS and the private sector. She is a qualified accountant and internal auditor.

Grant Calton
Business founder and investor in the music, film and television industries in Europe and Australia. A partner at Ironbridge Capital and business mentor to the Princes’ Trust and Guild of Mercers.

Squadron Leader Reverend Rebekah Canon
Trained as a professional Actor and Theatre Director in the UK and worked in internationally on multi-disciplinary, large-scale performance and events. She is now an Anglican RAF Chaplain.

Shea Ferron
Shea is a well-known face locally and in the arts world.  A final year student at The Institute for Contemporary Theatre in Manchester, he sings with Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists: the celebrated Johns’ Boys.

David Hennigan
A communications professional and trained broadcast journalist, David specialises in corporate communications, media relations, advocacy and governance.

Selana Kong
Specialises in international music education, coaching, and corporate governance. Her key skills are leadership and negotiation; team dynamics and relationship management; strategic and creative thinking.

Karen Price
Combines market research expertise with experience from childhood as an Eisteddfod volunteer, particularly working with competitors

Karl Young
After qualifying as an architect, Karl became a landscape artist and owns the Oak Street Gallery in Llangollen. He has been a member of Llangollen Eisteddfod stage crew since 2006 and is Deputy Stage Manager.