Executive Team

The ESTnet Executive Team

Avril Lewis, Managing Director

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Avril was appointed Managing Director of the ESTnet in May 2012. 

Since her appointment Avril has successfully raised the profile of the ESTnet and wider industry through exciting new projects and business opportunities for members.

Notable activity includes the annual ESTnet Awards to showcase the talent of the technology industry in Wales; the Welsh Technology Industry Survey, and the ESTnet Next Generation to encourage young people to choose a career in technology.

As a result of her work with the ESTnet Avril has been appointed to the Welsh Government's ICT Sector Panel.  Avril is  an influential and energetic leader who brings a wealth of industrial experience to the Board of the ESTnet

Avril is a Barrister and Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

She was also a founder Board Member of NMI. She joined the ESTnet in 2009 after successfully starting and selling her own company. 



Idris Price, North Wales Regional Manager

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Idris is a Director of the ESTnet with responsibility for North Wales.

Formerly Managing Director of a North Wales based electronics design and manufacturing company, Idris is a graduate in Bio-Medical Electronics, and also holds a higher degree in Management.

As well as promoting and representing the interests of North Wales companies and SMEs through his work for the ESTNet, until recently Idris was the KTP ( Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) Adviser to North Wales organisations on behalf of Innovate UK.

Idris has extensive experience of the electronics industry including exporting, and sits on the Board of Directors of other organisations as a Non-Executive Director. Idris is a fluent Welsh speaker.