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S4C Authority appoints interim Chief Executive

30/07/2010

The S4C Authority has announced that Arwel Ellis Owen has been appointed as S4C’s interim Chief Executive.

Arwel Ellis Owen will start in the post immediately and will remain in the role until a permanent Chief Executive is appointed.

John Walter Jones, S4C Authority Chairman said: “Arwel’s vast experience in the media industry will be an enormous asset for S4C at a time when the Channel is facing huge challenges and will ensure continuity and stability. He will start in the post immediately, working closely with both the Authority members and staff.”

Arwel Ellis Owen said he was delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the Channel during the coming months and was looking forward to working with the production sector and establishing a close relationship with S4C viewers.

Arwel Ellis Owen said: “The National Eisteddfod will be a great opportunity for me and the S4C staff to hold a dialogue with viewers and programme suppliers on the issues which are important to them.”

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