Wales Power List 2002: Ba - Bi.
Silver medallist with the GB 4x400m relay team at the Atlanta Olympics 1996 and bronze medallist with the Wales 4x400m team at the Commonwealth Games in 1998.
Sports Council for Wales Dragon Sport Ambassador Born 03/05/73 Nottingham Spouse/ptnr Susannah Children Jay Educ Risca Comprehensive School; Pontypool College; Other info/interests Cardiff Athletics Association Contact c/o Cardiff AAC, Cardiff Athletic Stadium, Leckwith, Cardiff Tel 02920 225345 - see panel BEBB, Guto ap Owain Partner, Egin Partnership, Bangor / Principal, Gwasanaethau Busnes Guto Bebb. Chair, Business for Sterling and the No campaign. Chosen by the Conservatives to fight the Ogmore by-election February 2002 Born 09/10/68 Wrexham Spouse/ptnr Esyllt Children Huw and Lleucu, (third on the way) Educ Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernarfon; UCW Aberystwyth; BA - History. Numerous recent projects including work for local authorities, the WDA and a number of successful Objective 1 funding applications Other info/interests Politics; books; wine Wine Club editor for Welsh language magazine, Barn Contact Partneriaeth Egin, Plas y Faenol, St, d y Faenol, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4BP Tel 01248 670111 E-mail guto@egin. net BEDFORD, Tom Partner, Wales News Service (press agency providing news and features to the regional, national, and international media). Previously: reporter, The Western Telegraph, Haverfordwest;
South Wales Echo; Wales on Sunday. Welsh Reporter of the Year 1980. Born 05/05/56 Hull, Yorkshire Spouse/ptnr Nicola Children Thomas, Max, Holly Educ Haverfordwest Grammar School; Dyfed College of Art;
Other info/interests Rugby union; supporting Burnley FC Contact Market Chambers, 5-7 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AT Tel 02920 666366 Fax 02920 664181 E-mail walesnews@yahoo. com BEHI, Ruhi Habib Deputy head, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies, University of Wales, Bangor; Sub-Dean, Faculty of Health Born 15/07/48 Pune, India Spouse/ptnr Eirlys Edwards-Behi Children Krista, Habib, Nia Educ Secondary School Certificate Examination, India; Gen. Nursing, Gwynedd Sch. of Nursing; Uni. of Wales, Bangor, Psychology; Uni. of Manchester, Postgrad. Nursing, IHSM and OU, Mging Health Services; State Registered Nurse; Registered Nurse Tutor; BSc Hons psych; MSc Nursing; Cert. in Managing Health Services Other info/interests Reading; writing;
music. Non-exec. member, Welsh National Board for Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting; member, Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work;
CCETSW/TOPPS Cymru Ctee; member, NW Health Authority Research Ethics Ctee;
chair, UW Bangor Occupational Health Services Ctee; chair, Schools Quality and Evaluation Sub-Board, UW Bangor; chair, Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of Aberconwy; member of editorial board, British Journal of Nursing, British Journal of Adult/Elderly Care Nursing, Assignment; editor, Evidence; referee for International Journal of Nursing Studies; referee, Journal of Advanced Nursing Contact Bron Y Gan, Valley Road, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, LL33 0SE Tel 01248 681395 E-mail edwards@behi2. freeserve. co. uk BELL, Professor Ian A Head of English, University of Wales, Swansea. Previously lecturer/senior lecturer, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Born 17/06/52 Glasgow Spouse/ptnr Anna-Marie Taylor Children Seona (04/07/86); Lewis (12/02/89) Educ Hillhead High School, Glasgow; MA, University of Glasgow;
PhD, University of Edinburgh; Other info/interests Jazz, books, cinema, and living the lonely life of the only Partick Thistle supporter in Wales. Contact 4 Lon Cynfor, Sketty, Swansea SA2 0TL Tel 01792 419027 E-mail i. a. bell@swan. ac. uk BENFIELD, Graham Chief executive, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (umbrella organisation for the voluntary sector in Wales) Born 30/12/49 Crayford Spouse/ptnr Tina Children Rob, 19; Jack, 17 Educ St.
Dunstan's College, Catford; St. Catherine's College, Oxford; University of York; University College, Swansea; MA (Oxon) Politics and Philosophy; MSc (Econ), University College, Swansea; Diploma in Applied Social Studies, Uni. of York; Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Uni. College, Swansea Other info/interests Badminton;
travel; swimming; politics Contact Baltic House, Cardiff Bay Tel 029 20431700 Fax 20431701 el 029 20 431734 Fax 20431706 BENNETT, Clive Ronald Reath Chief executive, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Previously: director, Norton Healthcare, London 1995-99 Born 20/12/47 London Spouse/ptnr Pauline Bennett (nee Weeks) Children Two daughters: Rochelle and Leah, and foster daughter Serena Educ Hatfield Grammar School, Hatfield, Herts;
Hatfield Polytechnic; BSc, CEng (mechanical engineering); group operations and business excellence Other info/interests DIY; swimming (qualified as judge and timekeeper);
music (playing and listening) MIProd.E;
MIOD; MSCOMChurch-based activities (leadership & lay preaching) Contact DVLA, Longview Road, Swansea, SA6 7JL; The Pines, 144 Mayals Road, Mayals, Swansea SA3 5HF Tel: 01792 782363 Fax: 01792 783003 E-mail clive. bennett@dvla. gsi. gov. uk BENNETT, Elinor Director and tutor, Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Music Centre; professional harpist. Previously: member of Arts Council of Wales and HTV board.
Served on the National Assembly Design Panel, which selected the Richard Rogers Partnership to work on the new HQ building Born 17/04/43 Llanidloes Spouse/ptnr Dafydd Wigley, Plaid Cymru AM for Caernarfon Children Eluned Haf; Hywel Wigley Educ Ysgol y Merched, Bala; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth;
Royal Academy of Music, London; LLB;
ARAM; Dip RAM. Fellowships: Churchill Trust; Aberystwyth and Cardiff Universities;
Welsh College of Music and Drama Other info/interests Swimming; writing; reading;
politics Mencap Contact Hen Efail, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 7YH BENNETT, Nick (Nicholas) Cabinet Special Adviser, National Assembly for Wales, since November 2000. Previously: director of development, Newidiem Economic Consultancy January-November 2000; regional policy adviser, Wales European Centre, Brussels 1995-99; economic development officer 1992-95; Westminster parliamentary researcher 1991-92 Born 29/04/69 St. Asaph, Denbighshire Spouse/ptnr Nia Bennett Children Three: Sion Cai; Beca Manon; Cara Lleucu Educ Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni Compehensive School, Anglesey; University of Wales, Aberystwyth 1987-91; BSc Econ (Hons) Political Science; Master of Business Administration Other info/interests Current affairs; indie/rock music; running; family life Contact National Assembly for Wales Tel 02920 898124 Fax 02920 898130 E-mail nick. bennett@wales. gov. uk BEST, Robert J High Sheriff for the preserved county of Clwyd. The High Sheriff is appointed for a year. The Queen receives a list of three names in March, and the name of the High Sheriff for the following year is pricked with a silver bodkin. The earliest records of Sheriffs (the name was condensed from Shire Reeve) date back to Saxon times, and the office is the oldest secular office in England and Wales after the Crown. MPs and Lords, clergymen and some government officials are disqualified from taking office, but there is no formal qualification - other than that the prospective High Sheriff must hold sufficient land within the county to answer the Queen and her people Contact Plas yn Vivod, Llangollen, Clwyd BEYNON, Ann BT national manager, Wales. Represents Wales on BT Regions Top Team. Previously: Head of political and international affairs at S4C; director of business development, Cardiff Bay Development Corporation. Born 14/04/53 Glanaman, Carmarthenshire Spouse/ptnr Leighton Andrews Children Marged (18), Gruffydd (14) Educ Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Penygroes, Gwynedd;
University of Wales, Bangor; BA (Hons) 1st class in Welsh Other info/interests Tennis;
tapestry work; reading; gardening Member of BitC committee for Wales and EOC Wales advisory board. Selected as a member of the prestigious Royal Commission on the proposed reform of House of Lords Contact 11, Waungron Road, Llandaf, Cardiff, CF5 2JJ Tel 02920 555425 E-mail Annleighton@btinternet. com com BEYNON, Professor Huw Previously: Professor of Socilogy; Graduate and Research Dean; director of ESRC Centre on Innovation and Completion, University of Manchester Born 10/12/42 Ebbw Vale Spouse/ptnr Helen Anne Sampson Children Dewi (aged 32, from a previous marriage) Educ Ebbw Vale Grammar School; BA, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; BA, Diploma in Industrial Adminstration, University of Liverpool; DSc, University of Manchester;
AcSS; Other info/interests Gardening; hillwalking BSA Contact iBryn Celyni, The Bryn, Abergavenny, NP7 9AL Tel 029 20874848 Fax 029 20874175 E-mail Beynonh@cardiff. ac. uk BILES, Jonathan David Frederick Chief executive and founder of World Travel Holdings plc, distributor of travel services and products. Responsibilities included business planning, raising money from investors, formulation and execution of strategy, investor presentations, flotation on AIM. Born 27/12/65 Cardiff Spouse/ptnr Alison Children James, 11 Educ Harrow School; University of Wales; Chartered Accountant.
B.Sc. (Econ. ) in Accounting Other info/interests Motor racing; sailing; opera; scuba diving; cooking, film; rugby Member, Carlton Club Contact 53 London Fruit & Wool Exchange, Brushfield Street, London E1 6EX Tel 0207 456 1352 Fax 0207 456 13100 BIRD, Michael James Regional chair, Employment Tribunals for Wales, since 1992.
Work history: solicitor (hons) 1961; senior partner, T. S. Edwards & Son; . Deputy Registrar of County and High Court; chair of Industrial Tribunal, Cardiff; chair, Industrial Tribunal, Bristol; chair, Gwent Italian Society, member, Royal Life Saving Society (1976- President's Commendation, 1984);
Amateur Swimming Association (Advanced Teacher, 1981-); Newport and Maindee ASC;
Crawshays Welsh RFC Born 11/11/35 Spouse/ptnr Married Susan Harris, 1963 Children Three daughters Educ Lewis School, Pengam; King's Coll. , Univ. of London (LLB Hons); Other info/interests Water sports; opera Contact 17 Allt-yr-yn Avenue, Newport, Gwent NP9 5DA Tel 01633 252000 BISHOP, Malcolm Leslie QC 1993. Crown Court recorder, Wales and Chester Circuit;
Deputy High Court Judge. Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1968; circuit representative, Bar Council, 1987-92; member, Exec. Cttee, Family Law Bar Assoc. (1985-). Contested (Lab), Bath, February and October 1974 Born 09/10/44 Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham Educ Ruabon Grammar School; Regent's Park Coll. , Oxford University (Samuel Davies Prizeman; Hon. Mods in Theology, BA Jurisprudence, MA); Other info/interests Wine and politics. United Oxford & Cambridge University; Cardiff and County Contact 30 Park Place, Cardiff CF1 3BA; 2, Paper Buildings, Temple, London EC4Y 7ET Tel 02920 398421 or 020 7556 5500 BISSEX, Christine Julia Entrepreneurship Champion, Merthyr Tydfil College. Previously: lecturer in finance, IT and training and development. Finalist in the Welsh Woman of the Year 2001. Born 25/10/64 Bargoed, near Merthyr Tydfil Children Daughter (4) Educ; BTEC National Diploma in Business & Finance, HND in Business and Finance; Association of Accounting Technicians - Final; NVQ Level 4 in accounting;
ITD (now IPD) assessor and verifier awards;
TDLB standards D31 - design assessment;
D32 - first line assessor; D33 - assessor of diverse; D34 - internal verifier; NEBS introductory award in supervisory management;
C&G (730) Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate; MBA (business administration); currently undertaking a four-year guided doctorate at the University of Glamorgan. Awards: National Assembly for Wales training award; National Training Award n DfEE. Other info/interests Learning; reading; studying; computers; watching rugby; socialising; disco dancing; working on my PhD;
learning to speak Welsh. Member, Labour Party; supporter of Save the Children Contact Merthyr Tydfil College, Ynysfach, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1AR; Rosemont, 13 Lower Wood Street Bargoed CF81 8NW Tel 01685 726019 Fax 01685 726029; 01443 831980 (H) E-mail c. bissex@merthyr. ac. uk cbissex@hotmail. com