Pre-appointment hearing with the Government’s preferred candidate for the Chair of S4C Contents

Appendix 1: CV: Rhodri Williams

A dynamic and passionate leader with extensive experience in the private and public sectors and an understanding of Wales, its people and politics which is second to none. A successful track record in public administration, business, and regulation with a wealth of experience in addressing sensitive and contentious issues under the full scrutiny of elected representatives, stakeholders, the media and the public.

Employment History


July 2018 – Non-executive member Authority Board and Shadow Unitary Board

Member of Content and Audit & Risk Committees


January 2004 – March 2018: Director, Wales

January 2012 – December 2012: Director of Government & Parliamentary Business (secondment)

Ofcom’s senior official in Wales responsible for relations between the regulator and the public, licensees, industry stakeholders, the media, government and elected representatives in Wales.

Bwrdd yr Iaith Gymraeg / Welsh Language Board

March 1999 – August 2004 : Chair

December 1997 – March 1999 : Member

Chaired Board meetings ensuring that all voices were given the opportunity to contribute to decision making. Following the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales, initiated a comprehensive review of the Board’s strategy which led to the publication of Iaith Pawb, the Welsh Government’s national action plan for a bilingual Wales, the most significant development in language policy which laid the foundations for more ambitious Government strategy.

Avanti Television

September 2002 – December 2003 : Consultant

Provided strategic advice to the company’s directors on the development of the business’ television and new media activities.

RMR plc

September 2000 – September 2002 : Commercial Director

Following the sale of a private company to RMR plc, joined the company’s management to develop its electronic education business.

Agenda Television (now named Tinopolis)

July 1988 – May 2000 : Co-founder and Director

One of two directors who set up the company which soon became Wales’ largest independent production company establishing production facilities in West Wales for the first time.

HTV plc

July 1982 – July 1988 Journalist, Producer and Editor

Joined the current affairs department as a journalist for the series Y Byd ar Bedwar. Researched, presented, produced and edited several series of programmes on various aspects of life in Wales establishing the series’ reputation for investigative and compelling journalism.

Current non-executive appointments:

Previous non-executive appointments:

Published: 19 March 2020