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Dr Janet Wademan

Janet Wademan has served as a member of the First Minister's Economic Research Advisory Panel and Ministerial Advisory Group for the then Department of the Economy and Transport.

Janet started her non-executive career in 1998 applying the skills she acquired during her PhD research and while working in international systems engineering companies. An alumna of Cardiff University, Janet studied at the University's Mathematics Institute. There she specialised (being one of five in year awarded a BA) in Pure Mathematics and following original research was awarded a PhD in Group Theory.

After her research Janet joined Ferranti International plc where, for 14 years, she enjoyed an exciting career in the systems engineering, programme management, marketing and bid directorship of safety critical applications. In 1995, after a period in GEC plc she founded her own company specialising in technology and innovation. She has been an advisor to consortia of international corporates which resulted in the creation of many 100s of highly paid STEM jobs. This was recognised by the Welsh Woman of the Year award in Science & Technology in 1999 and followed in 2001 when the University of Glamorgan awarded her the Chancellor's Medal for enterprise and wealth creation activities in Wales and a visiting professorship.

Motivated by a quest to raise the competitiveness and economic prosperity of Wales she was, from 2006 to 2009, a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for the then Department of the Economy and Transport, Welsh Government. She also served as a Member of the First Minister's Economic Research Advisory Panel between 2002 and 2012.

Janet enjoys contributing to the common good by her non-executive positions whether as committee chair, subject matter expert, critical friend and board champion. With non-executive board and advisory experience acquired in health, higher education, local government, devolved government, policing and most recently the arts she appreciates that solutions to challenges transcend organisational and sectoral boundaries also that collaborative working and integrated governance have much to gain from systems engineering. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and of the RSA.

She serves as Vice-Chair of the Joint Audit Committee, Gwent Police & Crime Commissioner and Gwent Police and as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at the National Library of Wales.

Janet was appointed as a Council member with effect from 28 November 2016. She also serves as a Member of the University's Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.