Guest Speakers

Over the years we have had some tremendous dinner speakers who have spoken on a variety of subjects.

Scroll to see our more recent dinner speakers receiving donations from Creigiau 23 members.

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Dr Lee Parry being thanked by Dewi Evans - October 2017
Dr Lee Parry being thanked by Dewi Evans - October 2017
Leighton Bush thanking Howard Evans - September 2017
Sian Knot accepting a donation from Matt Barton - May 2017
Richard Ballantyne receiving a donation from Aled Evans - March 2017
Steffan Evans, Sarah Breese and Aled Richards receiving a donation from Hywel Tudor - February 2017
Steve Jones being thanked by Colin Pryce - January 2017
Neil Humphreys thanks Martin Whitaker - December 2016
Sharon Owen receiving a donation from Dr Peter Brooks - October 2016
Colonel Nick Beard receiving a donation from Ian Henderson - September 2016
Adrian Burns gives a donation to Kevin Drodge's charity the Macmillan Cancel Support - June 2016

Also, over the years here are more that have spoken during our dinner meetings.

Sharon Owen
Sharon Owen receiving a donation from Dr Peter Brooks
Welsh Hearts
Colonel Nick Beard
Colonel Nick Beard receiving a donation from Ian Henderson
Chief Executive of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) in Wales
Kevin Drodge
Adrian Burns gives a donation to Kevin Drodge's charity the Macmillan Cancel Support
SAR Captain, Bristow Helicopters
Alan Hamer
On behalf of his chosen charity Velindre Hospital, Alan Hamer accepts a donation from Iwan Rowlands
FAW
John Devereux
John Devereux recieves a donation for Velindre Hospital from Tony Crane
Former dual-code rugby football international and British Lion
Rory Coleman
Gerry O'Beirne presents a cheque to guest Rory Coleman's charity of choice, Marie Currie
Performace Coach with Coleman Coaching
Richard Terrell
Richard Terrell from the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team accepts a donation from Rob Evans.
Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team
Dr Joan Williams
Dr Peter Brooks presents a cheque (to donate to her nominated charity BAWSO) to guest Dr Joan Williams
Secretary of the Cardiff and district Soroptimist International branch
Richard Holland
Adrian Burns donates a cheque to Richard Holland on behalf of his chosen charity.
Chief Executive of the Cardiff Blues
Jane Latham
Jane Latham and Mared Jarman receiving a donation from Dewi Griffiths
Development Manager for UCAN Productions
Dr Tony CraneMedical Officer for Ospreys Rugby
Don Llewellyn
Lynn Thomas presents a donation to Don Llewellyn
Local historian and author
John Harrison
John Harrison accepts a donation from Chairman, Alun Holvey.
Secretary of the Welsh Association of Churchill Fellows
Craig Palfrey
Craig Palfrey accepts a donation from Neil Humphreys
Certified financial planner with Penguin Wealth
Professor Roger Scully
Hywel Tudor makes a donation to Professor Roger Scully
Professor of Political Science at Cardiff University
Jon Morgan
Jon Morgan receives a donation from Eurof Davies
Executive Director of Disability Sport Wales
No SpeakerMembers Forum
Hugh Morris
Dewi Griffiths thanks Hugh Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Glamorgan County Cricket Club
Chief Executive Officer of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
Phil Bevan
Kevan Eveleigh presents a donation to Phil Bevan. Also present is Phil's father, John.
Director of Bevan Quality Meats Ltd
Steve Fenwick
Steve Fenwick accepts a donation from Marc Evans
Former Wales Rugby Union, Rugby League international and British Lion
Dr Mike Reddy
Dr Mike Reddy receiving a donation from Dr Tony Crane
University of South Wales
Steve Cross
Andrew Miles thanks Steve Cross for speaking at our dinner.
Governor of Cardiff Prison
Garin Jenkins
Garin Jenkins being presented with a cheque to the charity 'Sporting Marvels' by Anthony Thomas
Former Swansea and Wales international rugby player
Professor Stuart Coles
Chairman Dewi thanks Professor Stuart Coles
Emeritus Professor of Transport, University of South Wales
PC Mark Goulding
PC Goulding is pictured receiving a cheque for his chosen charity 'Y Bont' from Chris Wilson
Wildlife Crime Officer
Brynmor Williams
Chairman Dewi Griffiths thanks guest speaker Brynmor Williams
Former Wales Rugby Union, Rugby League international and British Lion
Bryn Roberts
Glyn Jones presents a donation to our guest speaker, Bryn Roberts
Made in Cardiff TV
Dr Emyr Roberts
Dr Emyr Roberts accepts a donation on behalf of his charity, 'Size of Wales, from Alun Holvey.
Chief Executive of Natural Resources Wales
Jon Horne
Jon Horne accepting a donation from Kevan Eveleigh
Chief Executive of Cardiff Airport
Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis accepts a donation from Chris Wilson
Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union
Ryland Jones
Ryland Jones, Deputy Director of Sustrans Cymru receiving a donation from Gerry O'Beirne
Deputy Director Sustrans Cymru
Mike Batt
Eurof Davies presents a donation to Mike Batt, General Manager, Carbon Trust Wales
General Manager, Carbon Trust Wales
Dr Huw Jones
Dr Huw Jones accepts a donation from Gareth Davies
Chief Executive , Sports Wales
Alun Michael
Lynn Thomas presents a donation to South Wales Police and Crime commissioner, Mr Alun Michael.
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
Dr Rhys Jones
Dr Rhys Jones accepting a donation from Dr Peter Brooks
University Lecturer, Ecological Scientist and presenter of Rhys Jones' Wildlife Patrol
Rhodri Talfan Davies
Rhodri Talfan Davies accepts a donation from Hywel Tudor.
Director of BBC Cymru Wales
Tim Rhys-Evans
Hywel Tudor presents a donation to Tim Rhys-Evans.
Founder and musical director of Only Men Aloud and Only Boys Aloud.
Dr John Lewis
Guest speaker Dr John Lewis being thanked by our Chairman, Gerry O'Beirne
Velindre Hospital
Phil Carpenter
Phil Carpenter, Director of Operations at the Royal Mint receiving a donation from Bob Burchill
Director of Operations at the Royal Mint
Prof Patrick Minford CBEProfessor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School
Steve Brace
Chairman presenting a cheque to Steve Brace, whilst Vice-Chairman also thanking Steve's wife Jaqueline for speaking during the evening.
Head of Athletics Development,Welsh Athletics
Ian Jones
Ian Jones accepts a donation from Hywel Tudor.
Chief Executive S4C
Prof John Fairclough
Peter Brooks presents a donation to Professor John Fairclough.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Philip Davies
Philip Davies accepts a donation from Hywel Tudor.
Judge
Peter Nicholas
Peter Nicholas accepting a donation from Kevan Eveleigh.
Ex Arsenal and Wales footballer
Gwyn L Williams
Gwyn Williams accepts a donation from Hywel Tudor.
London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Creative Programmer for Wales
Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas
Jeff Canning donation a cheque to Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas.
Assembly Member
Karen Sullivan and Jo Salmon
Jo Salmon and Karen Sullivan receiving a donation from Dave Brown.
Austism Puzzles
Richard Parks
Richard Parks accept a donation from Gabe Treharne.
737 Challenge
Chris Segar
Tony Crane presents a donation to Chris Segar.
Presenter on ITV Wales' consumer affairs programme, The Ferret.
Terry Walton
Terry Walton receiving a donation from Lyn Thomas
The Allotment Doctor
Ken Baxter
Mr Ken Baxter and his daughter Amy, receiving a donation from Chris Wilson
Route 66
Superintendent Nigel Russell
Superintendent Nigel Russell receiving a donation from Gwyn Bennett
Gwent Police
Ed Griffith
Anthony Thomas makes a donation to Squadron Leader Ed Griffith of the 634 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, MoD St Athan
Squadron Leader 634 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, MoD St Athan
Derek Parks and Lindsey Bridgeman
Derek Parks and Lindsey Bridgeman accepting a donation from Adrian Burns
Richard Parks' 737 Challenge
Phil Davies
Phil Davies receiving a donation from Tony Llewellyn.
Wierd Wills
Rt Hon Dr Kim Howells
Rt Hon Dr Kim Howells receiving a donation from Peter Brooks.
Former MP for Pontypridd
Gareth Lewis
Gareth Lewis, Presenter of BBC Wales Scrum V accepts a donation from Glyn Jones.
Presenter of BBC Wales Scrum V
Mark Hallet
Colin Price presents a donation to Mark Hallet, Development Director of Igloo Regeneration.
Development Director of Igloo Regeneration
Rhun ap Iorweth
Kevan Eveleigh presents a donation to presenter, journalist and political correspondent, Rhun ap Iorweth.
Presenter, journalist and political correspondent.
Mr Alan Jennings
Dewi Griffiths presents a donation to Mr Alan Jennings, former Bevin Boy.
Former Bevin Boy
Seamus Hamill-Keays
Seamus Hamill-Keays accepts a donation from Mike MacDonald.
'Origins of the Celts'
Steve Tucker
Mike Amodeo presents a donation to Steve Tucker, football reporter with the Western Mail and Echo
Sports reporter for the Western Mail and South Wales Echo
Wynford Ellis Owen
Dave Hodges makes a donation to Wynford Ellis Owen, Chief Executive of The Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Chief Executive of 'The Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs'
Robert Jones
Robert Jones, the former Wales and British Lion receiving a donation from Chairman Neil Humphreys.
Former Swansea, Wales and British Lion Scrum Half
Dr Martin Johnes
Dr Martin Johnes, Senior lecturer at Swansea University being thanked by new Chairman Neil Humphreys
Swansea University
David Powell
David Powell, Cardiff Astronomical Society being thanked by Chairman Phil Bevan
Cardiff Astronomical Society
No Speaker
Eddie Avoth
Eddie Avoth, former British and Commonwealth Boxing Champion receving a donation from Lyn Thomas.
Former British and Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
Dan Prowrie and Brian Greaves
Brian Greaves(left) and Dan Powrie(right) from Costain Construction being thanked by Anthony Thomas.
Costain - Church Village Bypass
Paul Rebane and Cas Atkins
The Chairman thanks Mr Paul Rebane (left), from Radyr Comprehensive school.
Radyr Comprehensive School.
Mr Laurie Pavelin
Mr Laurie Pavelin , RNLI(left) receives a donation from Kevan.
RNLI, Penarth
Mr Wyn Calvin
Wyn Calvin (right) receives a donation from Adrian Burns.
Comedian and Entertainer.
Ms Kay Swinburne
Kevan thanks Kay Swinburne, Tory MEP candidate.
Tory MEP Candidate.
Mr Lionel Fanthorpe
The Chairman, greets Mr Lionel Fanthorpe and his wife Patricia.
TV and Radio Presenter.
Mr Peter JohnsonBBC Radio Wales.
Mr Andrew Good
Andrew Good being thanked by Adrian Burns.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
Mr Richard MathiasThe Wooden Spoon Society.
Ms Judith Isherwood
Judith Isherwood, Wales Millenium Centre, receives a donation from Hywel Tudor.
Chief Executive, Wales Millenium Centre.
Dan Prowrie and Brian Greaves
Brian Greaves(left) and Dan Powrie(right) from Costain Construction accepting a donation from Huw Edwards.
Costain - Church Village Bypass
Mr Martin Harper
Martin Harper, forensic social worker, receives a donation from Bryan Mullen.
Forensic Social Worker.
Mr Grant GordonSouth Wales Ambulance Trust.
Mr Scott Williams
Scott Williams accepts a donation from Dave Hodges.
Llanerch Vineyard.
PC Steve Jones
PC Steve Jones accepting a donation from Hywel Tudor.
South Wales Police.
Mr Huw Llewellyn Davies
Gabe Treharne presents a donation to Huw Llewellyn Davies.
BBC Television and Radio presenter.
Mr Richard Evans
Richard Evans accepts a donation from Lynn Thomas
Cardiff Institute for the Blind
Professor Marcus LongleyWelsh Institute for Health and Social Care
Mr Mike GermanLeader, Welsh Liberal Democrats
Professor Dai SmithHistorian; broadcaster; Chairman, Arts Council of Wales
Mr John JermineChairman , Ryder Cup Wales 2010
Mr Gerry TomsStadium Manager, Millenium Stadium
Mr Peter GriffithsChief Executive,Principality Building Society
Mr Gerard PetersenSouth Wales Police, Intelligence branch
Ms Jane LathamFounder of UCAN Productions
Mr Rick O'SheaSport Commentator and rugby pundit
Mr Geraint Talfan DaviesChairman Welsh National Opera
Mr Gethin MatthewsStory of Welsh Imigration to the US
Mr Cliff GolledgeProfessional after dinner speaker
Mr Rhodri MorganAM and First Minister
Mr Phil MorganManaging director of Macob Projects
Professor EdburyThe Cardiff University of History and Archaelogy
Wing Commander Richard ReadCommanding officer at RAF St.Athan
Mr Brian DaviesEx-Rugby player, local resident and artist
Mr J.Barry-DaviesLocal Historian
Mr Peter FinchPoet, Author, Critic and Literary Entrepreneur
Mr Nicky PiperFormer professional boxer ,MENSA member and TV Pundit
Mr David PickeringChairman of the Welsh Rugby Union
Mr Phil SteeleBBC Radio Personality, ex Rugbv Player and Professional After Dinner Speaker
Mr Nigel WalkerFormer Athlete and Welsh Rugby International, current Head of Sport for BBC Wales.
Professor Malcolm ParryFormer Head of the Welsh School of Architecture
Mr Leighton JamesEx-Footballer and BBC Wales Pundit
Mr Bill CainanWelsh Military Historian.Wars of Independence and Zulu Wars
Mr Alan LewisAid to Romania
Mrs Barbara WildingThe Chief Constable for South Wales
Professor Gareth WilliamsUniversity of Glamorgan
Mr David WilliamsBBC Wales Political Editor - 'Dragons Eye'
Mr Jonathan MorganConservative Assembly Member
Mr David RosserDirector CBI Wales
Mr Russell GoodwayEx Lord Mayor and Leader of Cardiff County Council
Ms Linda StrangeCancer Research UK
Mr Alan EdmondsEditor of the Western Mail and Echo
Mr Bill CainanWelsh Military Historian.Wars of Independence and Zulu Wars
Mr Peter ShawKidnapped in Georgia
Professor Bernard KnightEmeritus Professor of Forensic Medicine and Author
Mr Roy NobleBroadcaster, BBC
Mr Dai VaughanPresident, Dunvant RFC
Mr Patrick HannanPolitical commentator and author
Brian DaviesCurator of Pontypridd Museum and Historical Centre
Sir Tasker Watkins VC, GBE, DLPresident WRU
Mr Richard JonesMedia Director, Oxfam Cymru
Mr Iestyn DaviesWelsh Council on Alcohol and other Drugs
Mr Don LlewellynPentyrch and District History Society
Lord Dafydd Elis-ThomasPresiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales
Ms Ruth GarnaultWales Millenium Centre
Mr Nigel JamesDirector Big Ideas
Mr Julian RosserFriends of The Earth
Mr Brian Voyle-MorganProfessional Raconteur,Renowned After Dinner Speaker
Ms Jill DummettThe Weston Spirit
Mr Alan PriddySpirit of Cardiff skipper
Professor John EdwardsChronicler of Wenglish
Mr Trevor FishlockTV Presenter and author
Mr Carwyn JonesLabour Assembly Minister
Mr Brian DaviesCurator of Pontypridd Museum and Historical Centre
Mr Gareth DaviesFormer Welsh Rugby International, currently Chairman Sports Council for Wales.
Mr John ScottFormer English Rugby International and Cardiff RFC captain.
Ms Delyth MorganThe world of TV and Films.
Mr Gareth WardellLabour Politician.
Mr Frank HennesseyWelsh folk singer and radio presenter.
Mr Alan PriddySpirit of Cardiff' skipper.
Dr Gerallt NashMuseum of Welsh Life, St Fagans.
Ms Phillipa EvansWalked across the Sahara Desert
Ms Carys HowellNational Trust Wales.
Mr Joe FrostCensus 2001.
Mr Dafydd WigleyPlaid Cymru President.
Mr Mathew MaynardCricketer.
Dr Barry MorganBishop of Llandaff.
Mr Glyn MathiasPolitical Commentator.
Mr Don ReadMiskin Manor.
Mr Kim RyleyChief Executive,Rhondda Cynon Taff
Mr Peter JohnsonBroadcaster, TV/Radio.
Ms Sarah CorneliusChief Executive of the Joshua Foundation and Joshua's Mother.
Mr Jamie OwenTV Presenter.
Tyrone O'SullivanTower Colliery
Ray BowenBarry Railway
Owen John ThomasHistory of The National Assembly
Mr Arwel Ellis Owen
Dr Peter JonesLocal GP and founder member.
Mr Peter Roberts
Mr Nick Jenkins
Mr Rowland WilliamsRetired surgeon and a collector of Nantgarw pottery.
Mr Howard Evans25 Anniversary Dinner - First ever Creigiau 23 Chairman
'Yvette'The Samaritans
Away DayTrip to Llancaiach Fawr Nelson
Mr Mel ScudamoreCustoms and Excise
Mr Rowland WynDivisional Head, Higher Education Funding Council Wales
Dr Mike BassettKeeper of Geology at the National Museum
Mr Bob HumphreysSports commentator
Peter ConnerDirector of Cardiff Bay Development Corp
Brian DaviesCurator of Pontypridd historical & culture centre
Bill PhelpsLocal resident talking about the history of British motor cycles.
Jack HarrisLocal resident, ex policeman and working for performing rights society
Dr Kim HowellsLocal MP
Away DayVisit to Llanerch Vineyard.
Rev Bob MorganLeader of South Glam County Council and ex athlete
Graham DyerCurator of coins at the Royal Mint
Tommy Davidex British Lion & Wales rugby player
No Speaker
David WilliamsParrot expert !
Philip HeadChief Executive of the WDA
Canon Don LewisSchool Advisor turned vicar
Mr Mike DouseEducation
Mr Euryn Ogwen WilliamsProgramme Editor for S4C
Mr Gareth DaviesWales Rugby Captain
Mr Stan RosenthalCoach Mystery Tours
Mr Graham BlackburnVisit to China
Mr Sam AdamsAnglo Welsh Literature
Mr David SmithThe history of Welsh Rugby - Co-author 'Fields of Praise'
Mr Alan JenningsNational Trust
Mr Ben BarrThe heritage of historical bridges.
Mr Ralph DaviesComputer Applications for Business
Mr Ieuan L DaviesTredegar Orpheus Male Voice Choir
Mr Roland Wynne
Don Bevan
Mr David Whartle
Mr A.J.BarnesDivisional Manager of British Rail,Western Region
Mr David WatkinsWelsh Rugby Union and League Player.
Mr Gordon PyneThe Commonwealth Games
Mr Dai Francis
Mr Tony Phillips
Mr Keith RowlandsWRU
Mr Glyn Griffiths
Mr Patrick HannanPolitical commentator and author
Mr Gwyn Morgan
Mr Barry Pareseley
Mr Colin BakerThe Polytechnic of Wales
Mr Wynford Vaughan ThomasBBC Television and Radio broadcaster.
Mr Clive JonesCUIC
Mr Geraint Talfan DaviesPresented a talk on the state of local authority housing in Wales
Mr Frank BoughBBC Presenter
Det. Sup. Vic ButlerRegional Crime Squad
Mr Graham JonesA local solicitor who spoke on 'Whither the Law'.
Debate'The Devolution Bill or Not'
Prof Archie CochraneEpidemiology Research Unit, University College Hospital
Mr R.M.ThomasCheif Administrator to the Welsh Health technical Services.
Mr Ken SpurlockChairman of Wales and the Marches Telecommunications Board
John Livesey and Ian Gyleerebulding the historical Ffestiniog Railway
Mr Ken JonesLlanelli, Wales and British Lion
Mr John JacksonThe history of Vermont State, USA.
Judge Dewi Watkyn PowellHis legal career.
Mr Rhys WilliamsLlanelli, Wales and British Lion
Mr Bryn DaviesHistory of the RAC Rally
Mr Dick LewisBusiness Studies Dept, The Polytechnic of Wales
Mr Derek TurnerPrinciple of Cardiff College of Art
Mr John BaldwinCampanologist
Mr Vernon HughesEuropean Architectural Year
Mr David WatkinsWelsh Rugby Union and League Player.
Mr Owen EdwardsController of the BBC
Mr Trevor FishlockWelsh correspondent to the Times
Mr Don LlewellynLocal Historian
Billy Raybould, Dewi Bebb and Keri JonesRugby Forum
Mr Max BoyceComedian
Mr Emyr GriffithsMarketing Director of the Welsh Tourist Board
Mr Aneurin Rhys HughesMember of the Secretariat of the EEC
Mr Jeff CocksAssistant Manager of the Welsh Hockey Team
Mr Eric Langford LewisArchitect
Debate - E.Daniel, GT Davies & W RoddickShould the 'spanking' Col John be voted ' Man of the Year'.?
Mr Jimmy AndrewsManager of Cardiff City FC
Mr Andrew HurleyDeputy General Manager of the Cardiff Telephone Area.
Mr Gerald DaviesWelsh and British Lions Rugby Player
Mr Peter WalkerCricketer and presenter.
Rev R.RichardsLecturer, Cardiff College of Education
Mr Gareth JamesDeputy Clerk Glamorgan County Council
Mr Dewi GriffithsBBC Wales, Outside Broadcasts producer.
Mr John BraceMid-Glamorgan Director of Education
Det. Sergeant Gordon SmithSouth Wales Police Drug Squad
Mr R.P. Roberts CBE
Mr Jack HansonGlamorgan Polytechnic
Mr Brian FullerCreigaiu 23 member and Chief Fire Officer for the new county of Mid-Glamorgan.
Mr Emyr DanielPolitical Commentator
Mr Geraint Talfan DaviesWestern Mail
Mr Prys EdwardsURDD
Mr Bill RicketsEstate Agent
Mr Stan StennettWelsh comedian, actor and jazz musician
Mr Clive RowlandsCoach to the Welsh Rugby Team
Mr Wynford Vaughan ThomasBBC Television and Radio broadcaster.
Mr Ken HarrisTreasurer, Welsh Rugby Union
Mr Tom HopkinsonSchool of Journalism, Cardiff
Mr Jeff RobinsonGlamorgan Police
Mr Alfred FrancisWelsh National Opera
Mr Bryn Calwin-ThomasTenovus
Mr Raymond EdwardsWelsh College of Music and Drama
Mr Brian FordScientist and Author
Mr Onllwyn BraceTV Producer and ex Welsh rugby Captain.
Film ShowRecording of the 1971 Schweppes Cup match between Cardiff and Pentyrch, captained by Brian Davies.
Mr Raymond GowerMember of Parliament
Mr Tony LewisCricketer
Mr Vincent KaneBroadcaster
Mr Winston RoddickBarrister
Sir Lincoln HallinanFormer Mayor of Cardiff
Mr RobertsPress officer for the Welsh Office
Mr Dewi-Prys ThomasAward winning architect.
Mr Roy BohanaWelsh Arts Council
Mr Emrys RobertsPlaid Cymru
Mr Ted RowlandsLabour Party
Mr Hurford WilliamsOpen University
Mr Arwyn WilliamsCounty Planning, Glamorgan Council
Mr Gerry HitchensFormer England International Footballer
Mr Alun WilliamsBBC Television and Radio presenter.
Mr J.B.G ThomasChief rugby writer of the Western Mail
Mr Arwel Ellis Owen**** First Ever Speaker ***