Donal provides strategic marketing and recruitment leadership to the University across its three South Wales-based campuses, Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. He leads a large team on and offshore with responsibility for both UK and international student recruitment, partnership development and Internationalisation.

Donal has held a number of senior roles across different organisations in a career spanning 30 years, including roles at Swansea University, Navitas and the University of Gloucestershire. Donal grew up in Belfast and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s Degrees at Aberystwyth University and continues to live in Wales.