Board Members

Alan Wilkins


Alan Wilkins is one of the most recognisable voices in sports broadcasting across the world. A broadcasting career that has spanned three decades following a career as a Professional Cricketer with Glamorgan CCC and Gloucestershire CCC in England Alan took 243 first class wickets and helped Glamorgan to their first one-day cup final, the Gillette Cup in 1977. Alan’s broadcasting began in South Africa where his association with the microphone took over due to a shoulder injury that ended his cricketing career. The early days in Johannesburg provided the platform for his return to Britain, where he became the most recognized face and voice on BBC Wales Television, hosting and commentating on the BBC’s coverage of the Five Nations Rugby Championship (later the Six Nations), Wales’s Football World Cup and European Championship Qualifying campaigns, Glamorgan County Cricket and domestic Cricket and Rugby for BBC Network (London) Alan has worked for BBC, ITV, Eurosport, SABC and SuperSport (South Africa), ESPN Star Sports, Fox Sports and most recently, Star Sports India. Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Alan has a B:Ed (2:1 Hons) Degree in Sports Science (Psychology) and History from Loughborough University and was the inaugural Golf Captain of The Celtic Manor (Wales) Resort, venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup. Alan succeeded Gerard Elias as the Club’s President in March 2024.

Mark Rhydderch-Roberts

Chair and Nominated Member

Crickhowell born Mark Rhydderch-Roberts brings a wealth of experience to the role of Treasurer following a 28 year career in Investment Banking during which time he held senior positions with a number of Global Investment Banks. Mark currently holds non-executive director roles at the International Conference Centre Wales (ICCW), Excalibur Steel Ltd and is a Board Member of the Welsh Industrial Development Agency. He also served as a member of the Advisory Panel which led to the creation of the Development Bank of Wales. He played first class rugby for a number of leading Clubs including Bath, Pontypridd (where he serves as an executive director), Newport and Ebbw Vale.

Ann-Marie Smale MBE

Deputy Chair and Nominated Member

Ann-Marie has been managing director of Powell Dobson Architects for the past 7 years and a Board director for 19 years. Cricket has been a big part of her life. She is a Level 2 qualified coach and has two children involved in the elite cricket setups. Ann-Marie provides expertise in property development and estate management which is critical to maintaining Sophia Gardens as a major international cricket venue as well as a key understanding of the development of young cricketers.

Carol Bell


Carol Bell, a fluent Welsh speaker, was the first woman to be appointed to the Board of the Football Association of Wales in 2019 and currently chairs its Finance Audit and Risk Committee. She also chaired the working group that produced its Sustainable Association for the Future report, whose recommendations are now being implemented. An experienced industrialist and financier, she sits on the board of international listed companies, that have been investing in the energy transition and mining sectors. Bell is also one of the founder directors of Chapter Zero, the network for non-executive directors to foster better discussion of climate risk and decarbonisation strategies on company boards. She has recently retired from the boards of the Development Bank of Wales, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Wales Millennium Centre and holds Honorary Fellowships at Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity St David. She was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2022 and is a Vice President of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (the London- based Welsh Learned Society). The club welcomed Carol onto the Board in 2024.

Rezwan Hassan

Nominated Member

Rez Hassan has a huge passion for the game of cricket and has played as an amateur in South Wales for the past 25 years. Rez is the General Manager for Mars Iberia and has worked in the FMCG industry for the last 17 years. Rez has had success in a number of disciplines including; strategy development, organisation development, customer management, marketing, product management and people management. The business experience in FMCG he has acquired will be critical to engaging new audiences to the game of cricket in Wales.

Sameer Rahman

Nominated Member

Sameer Rahman, a passionate cricket supporter and Glamorgan follower, is currently working as Director of Insight at The Royal Mint. Cardiff-based Sameer has enjoyed senior Marketing, Data and Commercial roles in various big organisations and worked as a consultant across UK and internationally. Sameer brings a wealth of expertise to support the commercial and marketing focusing mainly focusing on digital and data to drive business and growth strategies for the Glamorgan Cricket. He has years of non-executive director experience and is a serving independent director at the Millennium Stadium Plc and Alliance Homes. He has served in various executive positions over the last 5-10 years. Sameer is a published international author and speaker on data and digital related topics and sees the application of data and digital as vital to the growth of the Glamorgan Cricket and cricket in general. He wants to use data and digital technologies to get the game of cricket closer to their fans and members.

Gareth Rees

Nominated Member

Gareth Rees is an ex-Glamorgan cricketer who played nearly two hundred matches for club and scored over 7,500 First-Class runs before retiring from professional cricket in 2014. He then joined Wales based insurance company, Admiral, where he now leads Admiral’s strategy on automotive and data partnerships. The 34-year-old also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Bath and is a board member on Ballet Cymru, Wales’ leading ballet company.

Rachel Owen

Board Safeguarding Lead and Elected Member

Rachel is a retired Local authority solicitor and retired presiding justice in the Family magistrates’ court. She is a lifelong cricket fan supporting Glamorgan and England cricket for more than 40 years. Rachel was one of the original Premier members and is now a gold 125 member. She is secretary of the Glamorgan Followers and, with her husband, organises monthly luncheons at Sophia Gardens from October to March each year. Rachel is also a member of the St. Helens Balconiers and wholeheartedly supports cricket in Swansea. Since being a member of the Board, Rachel acts as the Board Safeguarding Lead supporting the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Glamorgan to ensure that children and adults are protected from abuse.

John Noaks

Elected Member

John has been an avid cricket fan playing both school and club cricket. He has extensive experience of grassroots cricket and was Captain, Secretary and Fixture Secretary of Lisvane CC. His family share his passion for the game and his son and grandson play for local teams. John graduated from Cardiff University and worked in education across South Wales for 40 years managing the Psychology service in the Rhondda and Bridgend. He also taught Applied Psychology at Swansea University. He has undertaken Consultancy in Sports Psychology, Psychometrics, Well-being and Stress Management. He has been a member of Glamorgan CC for over 30 years and he and his wife are regulars at Glamorgan games, home and away. He is an active member of St Helen’s Balconiers and Glamorgan Followers. He is currently the Follower’s Treasurer and has worked closely with officers at Glamorgan on various projects including supporting emerging talent with financial support for the Academy.

In Attendance - Duncan Macintosh

Company Secretary

Duncan joined Glamorgan, as Secretary, in 2016. He is Senior Partner of Capital Law Limited, a commercial law firm with offices in Cardiff and London, and head of their Corporate and Commercial team. Duncan was born in India, educated in Scotland, where he played various levels of cricket, and came to Wales in 1990. He is also a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, and has been a member of the MCC since 1982.

In Attendance - John Williams


John is an Honorary Life Vice President and long-standing Committee Member of Glamorgan CCC. As Chairman of the ‘Balconiers’ he has played an influential role with others in raising over £400k in total for The Club during the past two decades. Organiser of stay-away supporters trips and Annual Players Awards Dinners for over 44 years. John believes that having the passion and empathy for our Club, its players, members, and the cricketing public throughout Wales are essential personal values and ingredients contained within his ambassadorial role.

Barry Cawte

Cricket Wales Representative

Barry, who joined Cricket Wales as their CEO in June 2024 and originally from County Meath in Ireland, lives in Newport and was previously the Chief Executive of Scottish Hockey and a member of the GB Hockey Board. He has 25 years’ experience across a range of sports having previously been CEO of the Welsh Rugby Players’ Association, the representative body for professional rugby players, and he has also served as the first Independent Chair of Tennis Wales. He was also the National Tennis & Sports Manager for Greenwich Leisure LTD, the largest leisure and sports operator in the UK. In these roles Barry has had a significant impact on grass roots sport, increasing commercial revenue streams and driving equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Senior Management Team

Dan Cherry

Chief Executive Officer

The 43-year-old, who made 65 appearances for Glamorgan, has been the Club’s Head of Operations since 2012 and replaced Hugh Morris as Chief Executive Officer in February 2024. Dan has helped to oversee the development of Sophia Gardens to become an International Venue in 2008 and has been responsible for the operational delivery of some of cricket’s biggest events in Cardiff, including two Ashes Test matches and several matches in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, alongside Glamorgan and The Hundred fixtures and major conferences and concerts.

Mark Frost

Community and Development Manager

Mark is a former professional with Glamorgan Cricket where he was part of the 1993 Sunday League winning squad, previously with Surrey and Staffs, and a cast iron no.11 batter. Since those days Mark has worked in sport management for Sport Wales where he was part of the Senior Management Team overseeing all its grassroots work with governing bodies of sport and local government. Mark now works in a joint role across the professional and recreational arms of cricket in Wales. Key areas of work for Cricket Wales are overseeing the growth of the flagship All Stars & Dynamos Cricket programme, women and girls cricket as well as overseeing the three area teams. At Glamorgan, Mark ensures a smooth running of the Cricket Centre, growth of the Stadium Tour programme, Matchday cricket and community activation and a range of cricket for good social projects.

Mark Wallace

Director of Cricket

A former captain of the club, Mark retired in 2017 after 18 years as a player to take up a job with the Professional Cricketers Association having been Chairman of the organisation for the previous four years. Mark returned to Glamorgan as Director of Cricket in 2019 in a role which oversees all cricket at the club from the professional staff all the way through to the junior pathway.

Ed Rice

Head of Commercial

Ed joined Glamorgan as Head of Commercial in Jan 2023. Ed has extensive knowledge and experience working in the commercial side of sport having spent time in senior positions at the Welsh Rugby Union and, most recently, Liverpool Football Club. Ed oversees all revenue generating activities at the club including sponsorship, hospitality & events, marketing & comms. Fundamental to this is leading the strategic direction of the club to grow its profile and cricket audiences in Wales.