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.
Her background is in the semiconductor industry where she was the Director of Human Resources for European Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd (formerly NWL where she was a member of the MBO team, and prior to that, Inmos in Newport)
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.