Appendix 2: background information regarding the panel
A review of the Library's performance, governance and effectiveness of its services.
- OFCOM Content Board Member. Senior Lecturer at Swansea University. He was Head of News and Current Affairs for BBC Wales. His role as the first constitutional adviser to the National Assembly for Wales (2007-2011) and as policy adviser to Welsh Government (2013-2014), gives him a unique insight into the workings of public policy in Wales, and his experience as chair of the British Council in Wales (2011-2015) and the Welsh Refugee Council (2006-2012) provides an international context to his work.
- Currently a member of the Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum of Wales Audit Committee and a Director of National Theatre Wales (Productions) Ltd. and Gwyl Hanes Cymru i Blant Cyf. Chair of the Advisory Board at the National Centre for Learning Welsh and Vice-Chair and Trustee for Urdd Gobaith Cymru Cyf. Previously a non-executive director at ESTYN, Qualifications Wales and S4C and a member and Chair of the Welsh Language Commissioner Audit Committee.
- CEO Snowdonia National Park Authority, a Welsh Government Sponsored Body.
Efa Gruffudd Jones
- Worked in the public sector for the Welsh Language Board and the Arts Council of Wales before joining Urdd Gobaith Cymru, one of Wales’ leading charities. She became its Chief Executive in 2004. In 2016, Efa was appointed Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, the body tasked by Welsh Government to provide strategic leadership to the Welsh for Adults sector. Efa is currently Chair of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh Language Theatre of Wales, and is a member of the Interim Youth Work Board for Wales.