The Council & its committees

The Welsh Books Council is governed by its Executive Committee and Council. The Trustees are the members of the Executive Committee. There are also a number of panels and sub-committees which report directly to the Executive Committee. Council meetings are open to the public.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL 2020/2021M. Wynn Thomas
Current on 15.06.2020

Chairman
Professor M. Wynn Thomas *

Vice-chairman
Rona Aldrich *

Honorary Secretary

Professor Jane Aaron *

Honorary Treasurer
Chris Hywel Macey *

M. Wynn Thomas

Honorary Counsel
Gwydion Hughes *

Honorary Solicitor
Alun P. Thomas *


LOCAL AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVES

Anglesey


Gwynedd
Councillor Paul Rowlinson

Conwy
Councillor Pat Hebron

Denbighshire



Flintshire
Councillor Ian B. Roberts

Wrexham
Councillor John Pritchard *

Powys
Councillor Edwin Roderick

Ceredigion
Councillor Lynford Thomas *

Pembrokeshire
Councillor John T. Davies *

Carmarthenshire
Councillor Emlyn Dole

Swansea
Councillor Robert Francis-Davies


Neath Port Talbot
Councillor Steffan ap Dafydd *

Bridgend


Merthyr Tydfil
Councillor Ernie C. Galsworthy

Rhondda Cynon Taf
Councillor Geraint E. Hopkins

Torfaen
Councillor Veronica Crick JP *

Blaenau Gwent


Newport
Councillor Jason Hughes

Caerphilly
Councillor Julian Simmonds

Vale of Glamorgan
Councillor Gordon Kemp

Cardiff

Councillor Jane Henshaw *

Monmouthshire
Councillor Bob Greenland


OTHER REPRESENTATIVES

Chief Librarians
Richard Bellinger *
Gareth Griffiths *


ESTYN
Dr Meilyr Rowlands *

Arts Council of Wales

WJEC
Dr D. Mark Smith *

National Library of Wales
Pedr ap Llwyd *

CILIP
Dr Amy Staniforth *

Friends of the Welsh Books Council
Ion Thomas / Bethan Gwanas *
Marian Delyth *

The Welsh Academy
Dafydd John Pritchard *

Council's Panels
Lorna Herbert Egan *
Robat Arwyn *
Professor Daniel G. Williams *

Co-opted Members
Dr Cathryn Charnell-White *
Jonathan Adams *



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Each member of the Council denoted by *


NOMINATIONS PANEL

Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Council
Professor Jane Aaron
Dr R. Brinley Jones
Dr Brynley F. Roberts


PUBLISHING GRANTS PANEL (WELSH)

Robat Arwyn (Chairman)
Nia Gruffydd (Vice-Chairman)
Helen Prosser
Dafydd Morgan Lewis
Mari Rhian Owen
Ynyr Williams
Dr D. Russell Davies
Carys Mai Lloyd
Esyllt Maelor
Dr Llion Pryderi Roberts
Dorian Morgan


PUBLISHING GRANTS PANEL (ENGLISH)

Professor Daniel G. Williams (Chairman)
Alan Watkin (Vice-Chairman)
Philip Gwyn Jones
Dr Alice Entwistle
Cheryl Hesketh
Dr Katherine Stansfield
Professor Emeritus Ian Gregson
Lee Coveney
Nasia Sarwar-Skuse


CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND READING PROMOTION PANEL

Lorna Herbert Egan (Chairman)
Dr Siwan M. Rosser
Jocelyn Andrews
Delyth P. Huws
Helen Wales
Menna Beaufort Jones
Steffan Rhys
Carys Dawson
Mary Ellis
Gwawr Maelor Williams
Elinor Robson
Alan Hughes



DESIGN GROUP

Professor Jane Aaron (Chairman)
Bethan Mair
Angharad Morgan
Elinor Wigley


INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUB-COMMITTEE

Avril E. Jones (Chair)
David Thomas


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