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Beverley Downes

Head of Services

Beverley joined Finance Wales in 2002 in a customer-facing role before being promoted to Head of Services in 2009.  She currently leads the Group’s ICT, communications, facilities and procurement functions as well as being responsible for information governance.

She sets the strategic direction of Group technology and infrastructure projects; key projects have included the implementation of a Microsoft-based Customer Relationship Management System and the outsourcing of the Group’s Infrastructure Support.  Most recently Beverley managed Finance Wales’ move to its new headquarters in the Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone.

Prior to joining Finance Wales, she spent five years as a Team Manager at Education Learning Wales (ELWa), the body formerly responsible for post-16 learning in Wales, where she managed a training and development fund.  Her career also included a stint at TEC South East Wales.

An English graduate from Aberystwyth University, Beverley is a Board Trustee of the RSPCA in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and a keen food blogger.