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Swansea General Development Plans 2014

Tuesday, 11th November 2014 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

The Guildhall, Swansea,

Swansea General Development Plans 2014 | Event


THREE of Wales’ Leading Development Figures will be presenting their development/investment plans for the next couple of years!







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Event Format

  • 1530 – 1600; Registration
  • 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks


Cllr Robert Francis-Davies; Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development & Regeneration, City & County of SwanseaRobert Francis Davies Resized

First elected to Swansea City Council in 1983 to represent Morriston Ward. I have continually been re- elected for Morriston since 1983 to the present, a period of thirty one years. At present I hold the position of Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration.

I have been privileged to have held the position of Lord Mayor in 2000 to 2001. And to have held the position as Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for Leisure. During this time as Cabinet Member for Leisure I delivered some major projects for Swansea including the Liberty Stadium, National Waterfront Museum and the Wales National Pool. All projects being delivered on time and on budget.

I am married with two children, Daughter Rebecca and Son Andrew. I was educated at Penlan Multilateral School and have since held the below positions

Employment  Struel Bros (Wholesale) Ltd.,  1964 to 1978  Buyer.

Robert Benson (Menswear) Ltd., 1978 – 1996   Company Director . Was founder of a retail menswear company in Swansea, ran three retail shops.

Bob Hughes (Carpets) Ltd., Company Secretary  and Director from 1998 to 2002

Leather Sofa Company Ltd., Swansea 2004 to 2012.   Sales Manager

Past Director of Les Rencontres European Cities and Regions of Culture, past Non-Executive director of A.B.M. University N.H.S. Trust.

I currently hold the position as Director of  Swansea B.I.D. Ltd., (Business Improvement District), Wales National Pool Swansea Ltd, National Waterfront Museum Ltd and Swansea Stadium Management Company Ltd.

My personal interests include Founder of The Sir Harry Secombe Trust, an organisation for Youth Musical Theatre. And I’m a life long supporter of Swansea City Football Club and I personally enjoy skiing.

Craig Nowell; Director of Estates & Facilities Management, Swansea UniversityCraig Nowell thumbnail

Craig is a member of the Swansea University Management Board, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and programme director for the new Swansea University ‘Bay’ Science and Innovation Campus development. Over the past 18 years he has developed a proven track record of service improvements and delivery of a wide range of capital projects within the higher education, nuclear power, nuclear defence, steel manufacturing and process sectors.

Craig is also a Board Director for the Wales National 50m Pool, operated in partnership between Swansea University and the City and County of Swansea.

He is married with three children and hobbies include endurance triathlon, mountain biking and photography. Educated at Eastbourne College, University of Reading and University of Bristol Craig has held the following positions:

2008 – : Swansea University – Estates & Facilities Management Directorate

Director of Estates and Facilities Management

Director of Wales National Pool Swansea

Director of Health, Safety & Environment


2006 to 2008: University of Reading – Facilities Management Directorate

Head of Project Management, Feasibility and Design

Estate Development Programme Manager


2003 to 2006: Atomic Weapons Establishment – Aldermaston & Burghfield

Directorate Major Projects – Project Manager


2002 – 2003: WSAtkins Consultants Limited (Nuclear Division)

Senior Project Management Consultant


1999 – 2002: BNFL Magnox Electric Plc

Project Manager


1996 – 1999: British Steel Tinplate – Projects Department

Development Engineer and Project Manager

Ray Selby; Director of Estates & Facilities Management, University of Wales Trinity St DavidRay Selby Photo Resized

Over the last 25 years Ray has held a number of senior roles, several at Board level, in healthcare (NHS Wales), the private sector (Cyril Sweett Ireland) and, for the last 5 years, higher education (University of Wales Trinity Saint David). He has delivered a wide range of major capital development projects, led estates’ and facilities’ services in both a health and education setting, and managed several institutional mergers. He is now leading the Swansea SA1 Waterfront Innovation Quarter development for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Ray is a Chartered Project Manager Surveyor.






Swansea General Development Plans 2014 | Details



Tuesday, 11th November 2014
1530hrs - 1900hrs


The Guildhall, Swansea


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