Meet The Team

Through annual elections, you have the opportunity to decide on who represents you.

These Officers form the SU Executive Committee and meet weekly, but they are answerable to you and are formally held to account at course board and student council meetings.


nia thomas

PRESIDENT & Officer Trustee

Shwmae Pawb!

I’m Nia and I’m honoured to have been elected as your 2019/20 SU President! I’ve just completed my undergraduate studies on the viola (no jokes please) and am looking forward to my new role and to a busy year ahead. I aim for this year to be full of varied events and societies to celebrate our big and diverse Royal Welsh family!

I’m here to listen to any of your problems throughout your time at college, big or small. I will representing you, liaising between students and staff, to ensure you all have the best possible experience here at the RWCMD!

You are all here because you love what you do. We’re here to work hard but to also have fun, meet new people and make some amazing memories- your SU team are here to make that happen! Please pop by my office in the SU or drop me an email for any queries, a helping hand or just a cuppa!

Diolch yn fawr pawb a croeso i’r Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru!


Tim dawson


My name is Tim and I am your Vice President for Music this year. I am a trombonist going into my fourth year here at the Royal Welsh. Outside of music I enjoy playing and watching sport mainly cricket, rugby and ski racing. I’m really looking forward to being on the SU Exec team and am excited to what this year will bring.


josh jones


Hey, my name is Josh Jones and I am your VP Postgraduate. I studied my undergraduate degree at RWCMD in Vocal Performance and am currently in my second year of Masters for Vocal Performance. I grew up in the small mining town of Mountain Ash in the south Wales valleys. I love learning about new cultures as well as sharing my own, so please come tell me about yourselves and where you're all from. I also have a passion for food, and will happily point you in the right direction for some good grub. Most of all I'm looking forward to meeting you all at freshers, getting to know you and helping you settle in to the royal Welsh family. Croeso I Goleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru - Welcome to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


José Ignacio Bustamante

Vice President – International

Hola, my name is Jose and I’m studying a Masters for vocal performance. I was born and raised in Bolivia and then continued my studies in Biology in Switzerland. Last year I made a 180 º career change as I got accepted in the RWCMD and I’m loving every second of it!

I am a very passionate person and love to learn new languages and I might seem shy at first, but I promise you it’s just that I’m much funnier in Spanish. I do hope I can help creating an interesting international exchange for you all and take advantage of our College’s potential for language exchanges!



Vice President - Drama

More details on the VP Drama post coming your way soon…



Brian Weir

Chief executive and company SECRETARY.