S4C has announced that Gwyn Williams has been appointed to the new role of Director of Communications and Engagement.
Gwyn Williams has a wealth of experience in the broadcasting industry, having produced and directed programmes varying from the 1980s S4C series Hel Straeon to the channel's live broadcast of the 2005 Snowdon Race. His experience in broadcasting also includes several key roles such as Chief Executive of Barcud in Caernarfon (2007-2010), and he was one of the founders of the independent production company Cwmni Da.
In the 1990s Gwyn founded another independent production company, FiTi-TiFi which focused on factual and children's programmes. He has also worked as a freelancer producer and director working for independent companies and the BBC. He also has experience of news broadcasting as a director of BBC Cymru's news programmes.
For the past three and a half years, Gwyn Williams has worked for the Welsh Language Commissioner and will leave his role as Director of Communications, Promotion and Administration to join S4C in November.
Gwyn Williams says; "After over three happy and exciting years with the Welsh Language Commissioner, I look forward to a new challenge at S4C. This is an industry I understand well, but I'm also aware of the significant challenges facing S4C and other public service broadcasters in the years to come. It will be an honour to work with the enthusiastic team at S4C during this eventful period. Good quality programming is the core of the channel and to be given the opportunity to work with talented producers is one of the things I look forward to most."
Ian Jones, S4C Chief Executive, says; "Congratulations to Gwyn Williams on his new appointment. As well as his high level experience in a communications role, Gwyn has vast experience of the broadcasting industry and this knowledge will serve him well in this new role at S4C. I look forward to welcoming him to the S4C staff and to working closely with him during a challenging period for the channel. His experience will be valuable for the channel in the coming months and years."