Meet the Team

Our board of directors has significant experience building companies across a broad range of sectors.   The Board meet regularly to drive forward the ambitious plans of Gofal Enterprises.

 

DAVID DAVIES (CHAIR)

David’s early career was in law, establishing his own successful legal practice offering Commercial advice regionally in South Wales before moving into the labelling and packaging industry.

He was involved in the turnaround of local labelling company – Label Image- growing revenue from £175,000 to £9.5 million over a 5 year period in the early 90’s.

Following the sale of Label Image to Ferguson International PLC he managed a joint venture between SPEAR Inc. and Ferguson for the supply of packing in Europe. He went onto manage SPEAR Europe from 1999- 2009 increasing turnover to $38 million and establishing a Greenfield manufacturing site in South Wales.

In his time with SPEAR Inc. he negotiated joint ventures with major suppliers in Europe, Russia, South Africa and the Far East.  As company Director he managed the intellectual property assets of SPEAR group internationally and negotiated multimillion multiyear supply contracts with various international customers including Heineken, SAB Miller, InBev, Diageo, Bacardi, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola and Procter & Gamble.  He has interfaced at senior levels with Banks and Venture Capital providers and their lawyers, accountants and other business providers in company acquisitions, mergers and sales.

 

 

 

MATTHEW COLE (MANAGING DIRECTOR) 

Group Commercial Director. Matt has a background in charity and social trading and carries commercial, financial and legal accountability in GEL.   Matt has been at the helm of Gofal’s trading activity and development for the past 7 years and will continue to take a lead role in strategy development, investments, acquisitions, future senior appointments and ensuring we achieve our ambitions.  Before joining Gofal he held a number of positions in the third and public sector.. 

 

EWAN HILTON (GOFAL CEO)

Ewan Hilton

Gofal CEO. Ewan has overall leadership responsibility for the Gofal Group, ensuring that vision, mission and corporate aims of the charity are carried out. Ewan has over twenty years’ experience of working in the independent sector in Wales. Before joining Gofal, he was Head of Community Services at Swansea Housing Association (now Coastal Housing) and prior to this he held a number of positions in the third sector.

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