2020 Judges

The award winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges who have expertise in practical art forms, sponsorship and the aims of the private sector. 

The 2020 Judges are:

Kathy Brown

Kathy Brown was Regional Citizenship Manager at Barclays PLC until her retirement in 2019. She remains actively involved with a range of local charities and organisations and is a long-standing member of A&B Cymru’s CultureStep Panel.

Jean Church MBE

Jean Church MBE is CEO and Founder of My Business Lynq Ltd.  She is also a Senior Independent Council Member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Chair of IoD Wales, Vice-Chair of the Torfaen Strategic Economic Forum, a member of the Superfast Business Broadband Wales Panel and Ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust in Wales. 

Ruth Fabby MBE, DL

Ruth Fabby MBE, DL, has been the Director of Disability Arts Cymru since August 2019. 

Hailing from Liverpool, Ruth has worked in the arts sector for 38 years – originally as a performer and producer – and has travelled the world developing arts projects led by disabled people.  She has a MA in Social Enterprise Management and is a Travel Fellow of The Winston Memorial Trust and John Moore’s University, Liverpool.

Ceidiog Hughes 

Ceidiog is a former newspaper and television journalist who founded the leading PR company Ceidiog Communications in 2004.  A long-term champion of A&B Cymru, Ceidiog became one of the charity’s North Wales Ambassadors in 2020.

Hayley Hughes 

Hayley Hughes is the Director of South Wales based CelticHR, a company which specialises in improving business performance through the effective management of people. 

Hayley was the recipient of the 2019 A&B Cymru Adviser of the Year Award for her outstanding contribution to the Board of the Touch Trust.  She is passionate about diversity and inclusion to ensure equal opportunity for all.

Suzanne Packer 

Actor and proud Cardiffian Suzanne has been gracing our television screens and main stages for many years.  She has played a wide range of characters in a career that has taken her from the West End to the Wales Millennium Centre.

Suzanne is a loyal supporter of A&B Cymru and a proud Ambassador of The Cardiff and Vale Hospice in Penarth. 

Tim Rhys-Evans MBE

Tim is a highly sought-after choral conductor, arranger, composer and TV presenter. He is the founder and former artistic director of both Only Men Aloud and The Aloud Charity. In April 2020, Tim became the Director of Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

Stephen Thornton

Stephen Thornton is Public Affairs Manager at Valero Pembroke Refinery.  Before moving to Wales in 2013, his experience included the armed services, politics and press and PR.