Crickhowell’s Clarence Hall is run by a team of Trustees.
Some have volunteered for the Hall for more than 40 years. Others have joined recently from other campaigns in the town, including the successful bid to win the title of Best High Street in Britain 2018.
The Town Council, High School, Civic Society, Volunteer Bureau, U3A and performing arts are all represented.
All bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the project.
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Dame Shân Legge-Bourke is President of The Clarence Hall. Her Great Grandfather, Sir Joseph Bailey, was present when Prince Albert laid the foundation stone and she was a regular childhood visitor to the cinema at the Hall. Dame Shân is a former Lord Lieutenant of Powys and is still a Member of the Royal Household. She brings with her a lifetime of experience and a wealth of contacts.
Dean Christy is a former Head of Corporate Governance in the City of London. He is the Managing Director of Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd, which raised £750,000 to buy and convert a former town centre pub to prevent it being turned into a national chain supermarket. The building was converted instead into shops for independent traders with flats above.
Mike is a retired Bank Manager who undertakes a number of voluntary roles within the community, with the aim of improving the facilities available to residents of the area. He currently works with Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau, Crickhowell Archive Centre, Crickhowell & District Community Partnership, Brookfields Volunteer Group and Crickhowell Pantomime. He is also a member of community choir, Phoenix Singers and Uskelele, a local Ukulele Group.
Paul retired from the House of Commons service in 2020, but he still continues to write and teach about Parliament. He has lived in the town since 2003, though until recently he was a weekly commuter to London. He is a Town Councillor and was appointed by the Council to be its representative on the Hall's Board of Trustees.
Duncan is a retired teacher who is very keen on community opportunity. In addition to being a Trustee of the Clarence Hall, he is a Town Councillor and a member of the local Civic Society. Duncan works closely with a fellow Trustee to maintain the fabric and structure of the Clarence Hall building.
Ann is Secretary and Bookings Trustee. She is a retired primary school teacher and has been on the Hall committee since 1976!
John, who is our Treasurer, has wide-ranging experience in the professional services sector, having held senior finance and management positions in both legal and accountancy firms. Prior to moving to Crickhowell, John was Chief Operating Officer of one of the UK’s leading law firms. He now draws on his extensive expertise to assist local organisations with strategic and financial matters.
John Morris is a former Town and County Councillor for Crickhowell and runs a successful local business. He is Trustee of one of the Hall's key partners, Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau, and represents its interests on the Hall's Board of Trustees.
Rebecca was formerly Director of Business Development at a central London law firm before returning home to Crickhowell several years ago. She currently works with a number of local organisations and societies and is our Communications & Outcomes Trustee.
Sam was Head of Contact Centre at British Gas in Cardiff before moving to Llangattock in 2019 and opening a business with her husband in Crickhowell. Her experience extends across all areas of business particularly focussing on Customer Service and People Management. She has also been a Councillor in Llangattock Community Council since 2020.
Dian, who has a wide range of experience in the performing arts, is our Events Trustee. A former Director of Music at Crickhowell High School, Dian represents the interests of the School on the Hall's Board of Trustees. She also chairs the Hall's Community Committee.
David, who is our Buildings Trustee, is an expert cabinet maker and retired teacher. He also has extensive experience in the building trade. David is a committee member of one of the Hall's key partner, Crickhowell's U3A. He represents its interests on our Board of Trustees and Community Committee.
Phil is a retired Electrical Engineer and Land Agent.
Mike came to Crickhowell in 1972 as Youth and Community Worker and ran Crickhowell Youth Club until he retired.
Susie represents Crickhowell District Players and is a veteran of many pantomimes.