Meet the Team

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, civic society 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

Patron

Dame Shân Legge-Bourke is Patron 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

Chair

Dean Christy is a former Head of Corporate Governance in the City of London. He is now owner of several property companies and is Managing Director of Corn Exchange Crickhowell Ltd – which raised £700,000 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.

Duncan McInnes

Trustee

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.

Mike Davies

Trustee

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 Evans CBE

Town Council Representative

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 board of trustees.

Orinda Williams

Treasurer

Orinda is our Treasurer Trustee, admits that ‘she just loves crunching numbers’.

Ann Chamberlain

Secretary and Bookings

Ann is Secretary and Bookings Trustee.  She is a retired primary school teacher and has been on the Hall committee since 1976!

John Morris

County Council Representative

John Morris is Town and County Councillor for Crickhowell and runs a successful local business.

Dian Winter

Events

Dian is a retired music teacher with a wide range of experience in the performing arts, is our Events Trustee.

David Jeremiah

Buildings

David is Buildings Trustee, is an expert cabinet maker and retired teacher. He also has extensive experience in the building trade.

Phil Williams

Trustee

Phil is a retired Electrical Engineer and Land Agent.  He is a member of the town council.

Susie Keylock

Trustee

Susie represents Crickhowell District Players and is a veteran of many pantomimes.

Mike Chamberlain

Trustee

Mike came to Crickhowell in 1972 as Youth and Community Worker and ran Crickhowell Youth Club until he retired.

Nigel Brace

Caretaker

Nigel is Clarence Hall's Caretaker.  Some of you will know him already, as a former police officer in the town.  He works part time because he wanted a part-time job which involved him in the community.

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