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
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.
Cricket Wales Representative
Leshia joined Cricket Wales as CEO in February 2020.
Prior to this, and following an early career in business, Leshia worked at the England & Wales Cricket Board for 7½ years, in a number of roles in both the Commercial and Participation divisions.
While at the ECB, she was responsible, most notably, for the securing of Kia’s sponsorship of Women’s cricket and New Balance’s kit partnership for all England teams. In her grassroots development role, she oversaw the London Region from an operational point of view, working with Surrey, Middlesex, Kent & Essex.
An alumni of Durham University, where she read Modern Languages, Leshia has represented numerous club sides at cricket, none more humbling or special than the MCC, of which she is now a playing member.
Leshia represents Cricket Wales on the Board of Directors of Glamorgan Cricket, and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of England Athletics.
She is an active 'dysgwr Cymraeg' (Welsh language learner) and is a regular recreational runner and gym-go-er.