New Director for the Books Council

26 Jun 2009

The Welsh Books Council has announced the appointment of Elwyn Jones as its next Director and chief officer. He succeeds Gwerfyl Pierce Jones who retires in the autumn. Elwyn will take up his position on 1 November.

New Director for the Books Council

Elwyn's roots are in Bala, north Wales. He worked for the Urdd and PR Company StrataMatrix before taking up a marketing position with the Welsh Books Council in 1997. Since 2002 he is the Head of Administration and Public Relations at the Welsh Books Council.

Announcing the appointment today, the Chairman of the Welsh Books Council, Professor M. Wynn Thomas, said 'This is an excellent appointment to a key position. Elwyn Jones possesses a depth of experience and a range of skills. This is certain to ensure the continuing success of a prominent national institution vital for the maintenance of Welsh culture in both languages.'

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