The Press is a department of the University of Wales and governed through the Press Sub Committee which meets every two month to oversee the work of the Press.

Current Board Members

Mr Tony Ball is a former high school teacher and deputy head at schools in south Wales, and for 10 years he was the Senior Vice Principal (Resources) of Coleg Glan Hafren in Cardiff. He also had a career outside of education as a Commercial Director for Glamorgan County Cricket Club and Director/Operations Manager for CH Bailey. Born and educated in Wales, and a science graduate of the University of Wales, Tony Chairs the University of Wales Press Board as an Advisory Board to the University of Wales’ Council.

Mr Chris Burton-Brown is a chartered accountant with 25 years’ experience working within the publishing sector, and has held several Finance Director positions in a number of different companies. He has a particular interest in improving management information to enable better publishing decisions, financial controls, acquisitions and divestments, systems implementations and staff mentoring.

Professor Helen Fulton is an an active member of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bristol, where she researches the history and politics of medieval literature, Celtic Studies, Arthurian literature and cultural exchanges between England and Wales in the Middle Ages. She has published on Welsh and Irish literatures of the twentieth century and is currently working on an edition of medieval Welsh political poetry.

Mr Richard Owen was the previous Head of the Publishing Grants Department at the Welsh Books Council.

Clare Grist Taylor is a publisher and leader with more than 30 year’s experience across a range of different publishing sectors – academic, textbook, professional and trade. She has published everything from trade books to large-scale online reference products, sold via the trade, direct to consumer and subscription. She started her publishing career with journals publisher, Pergamon Press, was European editorial director at Prentice Hall, managing director of ICSA Publishing and business and operations director at Profile Books.