Memberships and Committees
Partner Damian Phillips is the Vice Chair of the Newport and Monmouthshire Young Enterprise Board. Young Enterprise is the UK’s longest running business and enterprise education charity, helping students of all school ages to develop the skills they will need in business.
Partner Fflur Jones sits on the boards of Cronfa William Salesbury Trust, the Welsh National Opera, and she sits on the Advisory Committee for Wales for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Solicitor Kate Heaney is Secretary for the South Wales Branch of Women in Property, having been voted on to the committee in March 2013. The Association of Women in Property is a national organisation which works with businesses and industry organisations to help promote women within the property and construction industries. It provides its members with business development, personal development and networking opportunities and encourages aspiring talent coming through our schools and universities.
Senior Associate Owen John is a board member of Age Cymru and Cardiff YMCA Housing Association.
Volunteering and Charity
Several members of our staff are involved in volunteering and charity work. They have Darwin Gray’s full support in making a positive change in the lives of people in Cardiff.
Many of us at Darwin Gray undertake individual challenges in support of various charities. For example Damian Phillips raised £1,250 for Tŷ Hafan by running the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2013. He also helped to raise some £80,000 for local homeless charities through the Cardiff CEO Sleepout.
On September 30th 2016, Darwin Gray raised £271.49 at our Macmillan Coffee morning.
On February 28th 2016, partner Kempton Rees jumped out of an aeroplane at 12,000 feet to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK. A huge congratulations to Kempton, whose bravery raised over £2,500! Please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Kempton-Rees to donate.
The Prince’s Trust Cymru
Partner Kempton Rees has been a volunteer for the Prince’s Trust for more than 20 years – an achievement recently recognised when he was nominated by the Trust to receive a certificate on behalf of all Trust volunteers at the 50th Anniversary Exhibition during Volunteers Week organised by Cardiff’s Voluntary Community Service organisation (pictured below). Kempton was named Volunteer of the Year for the Trust in Wales in 2010.
Kempton has been actively involved in voluntary work for the Prince’s Trust in various roles over the years. He continues to mentor young people starting up businesses through the charity. Find out more about the excellent work of the Trust at www.princes-trust.org.uk
On 17th May 2016 Kempton attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in celebration of 40 years of the Prince's Trust.