Skip to content
A black balloon featuring the Arts & Business Cymru logo


A membership organisation and charity, A&B Cymru’s role is to promote, enable, develop and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts.

The core value of A&B Cymru is its highly developed ability to understand what an organisation needs and deliver it. 

This work helps business and the arts become stronger through collaboration.

The small, skilled staff team works solely for the benefit of Wales – its creative sector, its business economy and communities across the country.

Image: Glenn Edwards


A&B Cymru was originally established as ABSA Wales, part of the UK organisation called the Association of Business Sponsorship of the Arts. The Cardiff office was opened in 1988. ABSA changed its name to Arts & Business in 1999.

Recognising its importance in Wales, the A&B UK Board devolved the operation and set up Arts & Business Cymru (A&B Cymru) as an independent Welsh charity on 1 November 2011. The organisation has gone from strength to strength since that time.

Meet the Team

Team member Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones

Chief Executive
Team member Becca Lloyd

Becca Lloyd

Director of Business Development & Operations
Team member Sarah Lord

Sarah Lord

Business Development Manager
Team member William Tregaskes

William Tregaskes

Arts Development Manager
Team member Cerys Williams

Cerys Williams

Arts Development Officer
Team member Gwenno Angharad

Gwenno Angharad

North Wales Partnerships Director
Team member Meg Edwards

Meg Edwards

A&B Cymru logo in place ofFran Hagon

Fran Hagon

Finance Manager


The Board

A&B Cymru is governed by a Board whose members collectively provide expertise and local intelligence to steer the charity’s strategy and oversee its management and governance.

The current Board includes:

Board member David Morpeth – Chair

David Morpeth – Chair

Business Consultant

Board member Nkechi Allen-Dawson

Nkechi Allen-Dawson

Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager, Coleg Gwent

Board member Claire Charlton

Claire Charlton

Head of Household Claims, Admiral Group Plc

Board member Shone Hughes

Shone Hughes

Chief of Staff, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Board member David Landen - Chair, Finance Sub Committee

David Landen - Chair, Finance Sub Committee

Chief Executive, Hodge Bank

Board member TJ Rawlinson

TJ Rawlinson

Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Cardiff University

Board member Louisa Scadden

Louisa Scadden

Director, Moondance Foundation

Board member Anthony Wedlake

Anthony Wedlake

Director of Operations, Furness Building Society

Statutory information

The Arts & Business Cymru group consists of two companies: Arts & Business Cymru (a registered charity – 1143772 – and a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital – England & Wales 7767380), and one wholly-owned subsidiary company (Arts & Business Cymru Trading Limited – England & Wales 7800296). The registered office of both companies is 16 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BH.

Arts & Business Cymru Trading Ltd

A&B Cymru has a commercial trading arm which donates all profit to the charity.

The Directors are:
Rachel Jones, Chief Executive, A&B Cymru
David Landen, Chief Executive, Hodge Bank
David Morpeth, Business Consultant

Click here for the Board Diversity Policy