Jon Woolliscroft – Chair
I am married to a Swansea girl. We have lived in Swansea for the last 25 years and in the Maritime Quarter for 9 years. I am a semi-retired engineer working mainly abroad. My main interests beside my family and grandchildren are cycling, travelling, sub aqua (only in warm waters these days), sailing (when I find the time) and roaming in the camper.
Sally-Anne Jones – Vice Chair
I have lived in the Maritime Quarter since 1989, moving into my Grandmother’s house which was the original part of the Docks redevelopment. I have been active in trying to keep The Maritime Quarter a safe and welcoming area to live, work and visit and hopefully as part of the Committee of the MQRA can continue to do so.
Jennifer Keirl – Committee Member
Originally from Swansea, I worked at the DVLA from 1973 – 1990 before moving to London where I continued to work in the public sector in Marketing, Publishing and Project Management. I returned from London in 2006, but continued to work as a Tour Manager for Solos Holidays. Having attended a counselling skills course at Swansea University, I now work part-time at the University. I was elected as the first chair of the MQRA in 2008.
Louise Hughes – Committee Member
Sylvie Evans – Minutes Secretary
(Social Events Team)
Having spent thirty years teaching in England, I now feel fully “at home” in Swansea. After arriving here in 2007, I decided to return to studying, gaining a Fine Art degree at Swansea Metropolitan University; I am now an artist who specialises in photographic collages of our local area and also a founder member of the 15hundredlives art collective. Not knowing anyone when I first moved here, the MQRA has given me a great opportunity to meet and get to know so many local residents who I now count as friends. I am committed to improving further the beautiful surroundings of the Maritime Quarter which provide a positive stimulus to my creativity.
Roly Govier – Treasurer
My wife Jill and I moved to Swansea Marina from Sheffield upon my retirement in the spring of 1999. We had previously “discovered” Swansea Bay, a secret city by the sea, during holidays with our touring caravan on The Gower. My work was as an electronic design Engineer mainly for the printing industry. During the past fifteen years I have been a member of a number of different residents associations in the Marina culminating in the MQRA, as I believe in taking an active part in making the best of where we live. My main interests are Astronomy, Birdwatching, Cycling, and of course my family and grandchildren.
Phil Roberts – Technical Development
Not actually a Swansea Jack more a Jack-Tar. Former Government employee involved in procurement but now opted for less hectic activities with a defined work-life balance. I have an eclectic taste in music from Classical to Smooth Jazz to Delta Blues. In truth I love all music and as Will says, ‘if music be the food of love, then play on.’ I’m a budding Cosmologist who frequently ventures into the Event Horizon. I also enjoy playing guitar and piano, sailing and fine dining with a penchant for dirty martini.
Dawn LLewellyn-Price – Committee Member
(MQRA Facebook Coordinator)
Originally from the Neath area, I spent many years living in Carmarthenshire and now split my year between Swansea and Spain, I contribute articles on a regular basis to the South Wales Evening Post, The Journal Murcia, an ex-pat publication, and angloinfo.com. I maintain the Swansea Maritime Quarter Facebook page to encourage visitors to the area by updates, photos and generally making outsiders aware that Swansea has a marina. I believe that I have a more European outlook on some of Swansea’s issues and how other areas promote their Maritime environment.
Keith Evans – Committee Member
I returned to live in Swansea in 2007 and have lived on the Marina ever since. I enjoy the atmosphere of the Maritime Quarter with its sense of history co-existing easily with modern day life … and all so close to the city centre! My interests are travel and sport and I love being able to attend the various cultural events on offer in the vicinity. I relish the challenge and welcome the opportunity of working with the Council and local services to continually improve the conditions and amenities for everyone living and working in or visiting the Maritime Quarter. I have previously been Chair of the MQRA and a Committee member since 2008.
Paul McAdam – Committee Member
I was born in London and lived and worked there until I retired in 2006. I moved to Swansea with my partner of 42 years in 2011 and live in the Marina. I currently volunteer at The Egypt Centre in Swansea University teaching children on school visits the joys of Mummification, amongst other things! I am also on the committee of The Friends Of Swansea Slip Bridge and run their Facebook page, The Return Of Swansea Slip Bridge. I have a passion for world travel and get away as often as I can. I care about my community and my surroundings and being on the MQRA committee allows me to get involved and hopefully make a difference.