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The Minister of Economy agreed the reappointments of 2 members to Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (CCDG) (Careers Wales) Board.

First published:
6 February 2023
Last updated:

Successful candidates name and organisation

  • Richard Thomas
  • David Hagendyk, Chief Executive, ColegauCymru

Description of role and organisation

Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa (CCDG) operating under the name of Careers Wales is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government delivering an all age, impartial, bilingual, careers information, advice and guidance service for Wales.

Careers Wales support customers to become more effective at planning and managing their careers, recognising that career management no longer consists of a one-off occupational choice, but rather a series of lifelong career transitions. Through improving career management skills and competencies, customers are able to make these transitions more smoothly, enjoy a higher level of career satisfaction and play a more active part in the economy.

April 2021 Careers Wales launched their 5-year vision, ‘Brighter Futures’. Brighter Futures, has the ambition of creating a brighter future for all young people and adults in Wales.

The role of the board is to:

  • provide effective leadership; defining and developing strategic direction and setting challenging objectives
  • promote high standards of public finance, upholding the principles of regularity, propriety and value for money
  • ensure that CCDG’s activities are conducted efficiently and effectively, and
  • monitor performance to ensure that CCDG fully meets its aims, objectives and performance targets.

Appointment type or extension

The Minister of Economy agreed the reappointments of 2 members to Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (CCDG) (Careers Wales) Board.

The term of office is for 3 years.

Board members of CCDG are not employees of the company or the Welsh Government and serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

This appointment was made in accordance with the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

Political activity

David Hagendyk previously acted as a political agent for Hefin David MS.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.