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Amanda Roderick | Director

Rhian Wyn Stone | Retail & Front of House Supervisor

Megan Leigh | Learning & Engagement Co-ordinator

Kat Ridgway | Education & Participation Assistant (PT) 

Tim Stokes | Criw Celf West Learning Assistant (PT) 

Deirdre Finnerty-Davies | Exhibitions & Marketing Assistant (PT)

Paula Richards | Finance & Administrative Assistant (PT)

Rachael Leahy | Weekend Retail Assistant (PT)  

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Sarah Abbott

Louise Helen Johnson

Mez Kerr Jones

Carys Wyn Thurlow

Hana Scoular


Additional Team Members


Jason Cartwright, PhD Candidate, Swansea College of Art UWTSD

Ceri Jones | Project Manager/Curator (The Language of Clay)

Matthew Otten | Website, Design & Branding

Jonathan Powell | Technical Support







Board of Directors


Bella Kerr


Bella Kerr is a Senior Lecturer (Fine Art) on the Art & Design Foundation at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD and has taught at undergraduate level on a number courses. Bella has been an active practitioner since graduating, her practice spanning installation, small-scale multiples, film and set design. She has exhibited in a range of contexts from film screenings in major London galleries, to museums and regional galleries. Recent work has been expressed in the form of large-scale installation, participatory projects, written research and digital print and video. Her 2013 exhibition at Mission Gallery, Keeper(s), strengthened a relationship grown from visiting regularly, often with student groups and exhibiting at the gallery in group shows. Bella developed the scope of her practice as curator of the CIVIC exhibition at Mission in 2014. 




Isabel Griffin

Company Secretary

Isabel Griffin has worked for many years across the voluntary and statutory sectors in roles relating to: training, campaigns and policy development; community engagement and empowerment; social and civil justice; creative and cultural participation. She is currently a freelance creative producer working with several Wales based artists.

Keith Bayliss

Vice Chair

Keith Bayliss is a practicing visual artist. He has extensive experience working as an artist in education and the community. He was formally the Community Arts Officer at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea and prior to that a Technical Instructor, working in Mental Health. He has devised numerous group exhibitions touring European venues and creating reciprocal artist and gallery liaisons. He has been associated with Mission Gallery since 1977, was its Chair until 2011 and is also Chairman of the Jane Phillips Award.



Gail Wynter


Gail Wynter studied law at Cardiff University and went onto to specialise in Family Law enjoying a successful career spanning over twenty years. She established her own firm with two colleagues in 2000 and took on the role of Managing Director which broadened her business skills base.  However, seeking a change of direction Gail left the legal field in 2012 to pursue her first love of art and design, although she remains on the Law Society's Roll as a non practising solicitor. Gail has been a volunteer and staff member (Finance & Admin) at Mission Gallery before accepting a position as a Director on the Board.  Her creative practice is continuing to evolve

Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis trained as a contemporary jewellery designer maker in London. Originally from Swansea she returned to run her own design studio and has exhibited internationally for the last 12 years.  She has recently been collaborating with photographers and film makers to enhance her own practice. Currently, she lectures on Foundation Art & Design and previously within Surface Pattern Design, at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD. Anna has had a close relationship with Mission Gallery for many years, starting as a volunteer when she was a student.  She has regularly exhibited at the gallery included a Maker in Focus and had a solo show in 2006 with her first large scale installation 'Cathexis'.


Russ Harris

Vice Chair, Friends of Mission Gallery

Dr. Russ Harris was a GP for 29 years. He is particularly interested in medical humanities and has regularly attended residential retreats with the Royal Free Hospital, London. He was involved in research using humanities and also teaching medical students to use arts based resources. Having written articles for the Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Newsletter in the past, he became its Vice Chairman several years ago and is now on the fund raising committee for the gallery re-opening. Russ is also the Vice Chair of the Friends of Mission Gallery and represents them on the Board, alongside his role on the committee of the Jane Phillips Award, of which he is Patron and has fundraised extensively.



Hamish Gane

Dr. Hamish Gane is programme director for BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD and a practicing photographic artist. Formally he worked as a lighting designer in London with companies such as the Royal Ballet and Channel 4 Television, before relocating to South Wales to study and practice art. He first volunteered at Mission Gallery as a student in the late 1990s and has been involved in some capacity ever since; as an exhibiting artist with a solo show Apron in 2005; a member of the Board since 2008 and from 2011-14 was the Chairman. 


David White

David White is from Swansea and  was educated at Olchfa School,  Sketty.  He graduated from Cardiff University in 1992 with a degree in History and then completed a Law Degree in 1994. David is a specialist in Property Probate and Private Client work. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 since which time he became a Partner  in a Swansea Practice prior to joining a commercial practice in Cardiff. He returned to Swansea in 2008 and joined a local practice where he is a Director in the firm and heads the Private Client Department.

Rhian Jones

Chair, Friends of Mission Gallery

Rhian grew up in Welsh-speaking Llangyfelach, did her Art Foundation course in Swansea Institute and her degree in Fine Art in North Staffs Poly.  After studying Film Production at the Royal College of Art, she has worked mainly in Arts Administration and Management. In 1994 she returned to Swansea to work on the Year of Literature and since then Rhian has managed many arts organisations including the Community Arts team for the City and County of Swansea, Arts About Swansea Festival and Voluntary Arts Wales. Rhian was one of the core team setting up National Theatre Wales and also writing the City of Culture 2017 bid for Swansea Bay.  She is a past chair of Swansea Arts Forum Trust and Community Dance Wales. 





Wynne Jones

Wynne Jones is a Welsh Speaker, based in Cross Hands, Llanelli and works as a Building Surveyor within the City & County of Swansea. He has a BSc in Building Technology & Management, in addition to various other qualifications and certificates in Building Technology, Management and Construction. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB); the Institute of Facilities Management; the Association of Project Management and the Institute of Clerk of Works (MICW). He has also gained a Further Education Teaching Certificate. Other interests and involvements are as Officer Commanding of 223 Squadron RLC at Blackpill in Swansea.