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Independent Review Panel - Members

Sir Roger Jones Sir Roger Jones, a business entrepreneur, and a former Governor of the BBC and former Chairman of Welsh Development Agency, is Chair to the Panel. He is also a past Chairman of the Institute of Directors Wales, and Chairman of the Committee for Wales of the National Trust.  Sir Roger is currently the Pro-Chancellor and holds the Chair of Council at Swansea University. He was appointed an OBE in 1996 for his services to the pharmaceutical industry and was knighted in the 2005 New Year honours’ list. He is also The Republic of Estonia’s first honorary consul in Wales.
Jackie NicksonJackie Nickson was previously Human Resources Manager for the Opagus Group Limited.  Previously she worked for British Gas in Wales and in their Corporate Centre in London.  Her expertise is the introduction of HR policies to meet the strategic aims of the organisation.  She specialises in recruitment and selection, Equal Opportunities, recruitment from continental Europe, training and development of graduates, ‘fast tracking’ and relocation of employees.  In addition Jackie works as an Independent Member of Misconduct Panels for the Police Authority.  Jackie is also an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Nigel RuddNigel Rudd, is a former Chief Executive of the East Midlands Regional Assembly. Prior to that, he was at the helm at Corby Borough Council for five years. A champion of regeneration issues, Mr Rudd has worked widely at national levels with Ministers, with regional politicians and local Councillors. He has worked with a number of public-private sector partnerships and forums, covering economic review and policy development. He has been an Advisory Member of the National Centre for Public Scrutiny, providing support for scrutiny work in government, health and other sectors and is a Non-Executive Director for Studentforce, the graduate placement agency.
Dafydd WigleyThe Rt Hon Dafydd Wigley has a wealth of experience of providing strategic leadership in private and in the voluntary sector, as well as within the political arena. He has first hand knowledge of the National Assembly for Wales and the role and responsibilities of Assembly members, having been Member of Parliament for Caernarfon for 27 years. He has served on other Review Panels in the past and, as part of the Assembly’s Audit Committee, was involved in in-depth inquiries to improve efficiency within the public sector in Wales. He was President of Plaid Cymru and Vice Chair of the All Party Disablement Group at the House of Commons from 1992-2001.

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