Board Members / Partners

Matthew Tucker

Assistant Principal

Matthew is the interim chair of the newly formed Caerphilly Business Club. He has worked in the training and education sector for 20 years working in both the private and public sector.

Grant Santos

Chief Executive Officer

Grant has worked in the training and education sector for over 20 years and has developed a comprehensive understanding of the work-based learning environment and the ever-evolving skills agenda.

Steven George

Company Director

Experienced Company Director with a demonstrated history of working in the design and marketing industry.

Chris Williams

UK Managing Director

Chris has led Biotage’s main production site at Ystrad Mynach since 2007, through a period of unprecedented growth.  He believes in staff development, empowerment and teamwork as the keys to success and is an advocate of lean manufacturing and automation.

Mandy Weston

Co Founder

In 2012 Mandy who has a degree in Business Management took the leap into entrepreneurship and set up Wize Consulting with her daughter and Welsh Ice in Caerphilly

Chris Rosser

Director of Business Development

Chris has a wealth of experience within many sectors throughout his career. Has recently set up a new business within learning & development for the Plant & Construction industry, Provides support and guidance to businesses across Wales with funding options, to support their training requirement within the Construction industry.  

Gerard Donovan

Group Financial Director

Gerard has worked across a wide range of manufacturing, retail and financial services businesses.  In 2000 he took a position as Operations Director and later as Managing Director of a spectacle lens manufacturing business near London.

Simon M A Jones

Business Consultant

Simon was invited onto Caerphilly Business Forum Board in June 2011. He now sits on the Board and is pleased to help make Caerphilly Business Club the pre-eminent Business Club in Caerphilly Borough and indeed South Wales.

Catherine Almedia

Associate Solicitor

Catherine recently joined the team as an Associate Solicitor returning to South Wales from a leading legal business in Bristol where she was a Principal Associate in the Employment department, with overall responsibility for around 34 staff members.

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