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7 November 2023 | Firm News | Article by Gerallt Jones

Hugh James Partner proud to be appointed Welsh National Opera Board Member

Gerallt Jones, Partner and Head of Corporate/ Commercial at Hugh James, is thrilled to have been appointed by Welsh National Opera (WNO) as a new member of its Board of Directors.

Gerallt, who also leads on hospitality and leisure for the firm said:

“WNO is a brilliant organisation, whose strength lies in its community roots and its passion for transforming lives.

“Attending a WNO production at the New Theatre, Cardiff was the inspiration for my lifelong love of opera, so I feel particularly proud to join the Board of this internationally renowned company now, over 40 years later.

“It’s an honour to play a part in an organisation that values the impact of the arts to entertain and inspire audiences.”


Gerallt joins three other new Board members; Harriet Feilding, Paul Hughes and Kenon Man, bringing expertise in a range of areas including finance, law, marketing, equality and diversity and arts management.

Chair of WNO’s Board, Yvette Vaughan Jones said:

“I’m delighted to welcome our four new Board members who will expand the breadth of expertise on our Board in key areas. The knowledge and skills they bring with them will help to shape the future of the Company as we look to bring together more people to experience the power of opera and the extensive community work that we provide throughout Wales and beyond.

“Along with the rest of the Board, I look forward to working closely with them as we move forward.”

Author bio

Gerallt Jones


Gerallt is a partner and head of the corporate and commercial team. Since joining Hugh James in 2005, Gerallt has led the team to be a leading player within the corporate and commercial market, advising clients including the Welsh Government, Princes Gate Water and the Development Bank of Wales.

Gerallt also has particular expertise in the sport and food & drink sectors, leading Hugh James’s relationships with clients in these sectors including the Welsh Rugby Union and Braces Bakery.

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