The council includes members from government, higher education and business.

  • Ms Kellie Beirne, Director, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal: co-chair
  • Mr David Notley, Impact Innovation: co-chair
  • Professor Sue Bale, R&D Director, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Mr Andy Middleton, Founder Director, The Tyf Group
  • Mr Steve Smith, ex Director, Technology Venture Investments, Finance Wales
  • Dr Helen Swygart, Capability Improvement Manager, Qioptiq
  • Dr Ian Brotherston, Head of Public Sector Innovation Strategy, Innovate UK
  • Mr Rob Ashelford, Head of y Lab, Nesta
  • Mr Rhys Thomas, Head of Innovation System and Engagement, Cardiff University
  • Professor Kevin Morgan, Professor of Governance and Development, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
  • Ms Claire Durkin, ex Head, Global Science, Innovation and Knowledge Economy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ms Carol Bell, Non-Executive Director, Development Bank of Wales