Gareth Powell joined Cumberland Lodge as Programmer Manager in October 2021. A qualified mediator and Methodist Minister he previously held a number of senior posts in the Methodist Church serving as Permanent Secretary of the Methodist Conference from 2014-19. A research associate at the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University, he was the inaugural Fellow in comparative Canon Law at the Venerable English College, Rome.
From 2018-21 he was Co-Chair of Mining for the Common Good an international initiative of the Vatican bringing together executives of extraction industries, NGOs, and local community groups to discuss a more responsible use of resources. He is Honorary Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and has a long association with Cardiff University having served variously as Chaplain, Vice-Chair of the University Council, Chair of the Remuneration Committee, and now Pro-Chancellor.