Ron joined Cardiff University in June 1980 working for the School of Engineering having previously worked in the local engineering industry.
He has recently returned to the University after a secondment with the Unite Union, working as a Wales Regional Officer encompassing a larger area of responsibilities, including the Welsh Assembly.
Ron was a member of Council and Court 1998 -2007 and is currently a member of the Equality & Diversity Committee and the Health Safety and Environment Committee.
He is secretary for the Cardiff University Branch of Unite the Union, working in partnership with the University, UCU and Unison on many issues.
Ron is a member of the Unite Higher Education Committee and Chair of the Unite Wales Education Committee. He is a campaigner for life-long learning and holds a BA (Hons) in International Labour and Trade Union Studies from Ruskin College, Oxford.
Ron considers it to be a great honour to have been elected by Senate to serve on Council until 2018.