Welsh National Opera Announces New Board Members

By Francisco Salazar

The Welsh National Opera has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board.

The new members will bring their expertise in a range of areas including finance, law, marketing, equality and diversity, and arts management.

In a statement Chair of WNO’s Board, Yvette Vaughan Jones said, “I’m delighted to welcome our four new Board members who will expand the breadth of expertise on our Board in key areas. The knowledge and skills they bring with them will help to shape the future of the Company as we look to bring together more people to experience the power of opera and the extensive community work that we provide throughout Wales and beyond. Along with the rest of the Board, I look forward to working closely with them as we move forward.”

The new board members are Harriet Feilding, a Chartered Accountant who has previously worked as Finance Director of the English National Opera, Paul Hughes is a former Director of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and Director of the BBC Singers. Gerallt Jones is a Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial at Hugh James and Kenon Man, a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with an art career that has seen him working on and offstage with organizations including the Young Vic, Royal and Derngate Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, National Youth Arts Wales, and Sherman Theatre.