Welsh Broadcasting Trust Trustees
The Trust is chaired by Mari Beynon Owen, with Mali Parry-Jones acting as Secretary. The other Trustees are Gwenda Griffith, Siwan Jobbins, Gareth Morlais and Kathryn Morris.
Chair- Mari Beynon Owen I’ve worked extensively in the media, as Youth Programmes Commissioner[S4C];Assistant Head Youth Programmes, BBC Network Television; Chief Executive Sgrin Cymru; Director International Film Festival of Wales [Cardiff]. Since ten years, I’ve been working freelance as a creative industries business advisor for Cultural Enterprise Service; Menter a Busnes and NESTA Cymru, and more recently have specialized in managing national arts programmes – Gathering the Jewels [National Museum Wales],Wales at Venice Biennale, 2009; Interpretation Strategy for Yr Ysgwrn. Throughout my career, I’ve felt it important to allow individuals to develop their skills and create opportunities for them to make a creative and cultural contribution.
Secretary – Mali Parry-Jones Mali Parry- Jones works as an Assistant Producer for Cwmni Da television company. She graduated from Bangor University in 2003, with a Masters Degree in Media Production . Over the years, she’s worked with several television companies across North Wales. She’s also a lifeboat crew member at RNLI Porthdinllaen, and won an honourable national prize for producing a series about the charity that was broadcasted on S4C in 2013.
Gwenda Griffith was one of the principal producers of independent television for over 30 years since establishing her company “Fflic” in 1982. She has managed businesses all her life and Fflic has inspired, mentored and supported many individuals who went on to have their own successful careers on the basis of that support. She is a member of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust, and is an honorary member of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales. In 2002 Gwenda received a special award for Women in the Media. She was raised in Corwen, went to the Girls’ Grammar School in Bala and graduated from Aberystwyth. She lives in Glamorgan.
Siwan Jobbins began her career in Light Entertainment, garnering a Children’s BAFTA nomination for one of her first productions. She then joined S4C as Children’s Commissioning Editor, where she was Executive Producer on several international co-productions, including Fireman Sam. Joining the independent sector again as Senior Producer at Dinamo animation studios, Siwan brokered the first co-production between S4C, RTÉ and Cbeebies with the Abadas. Siwan now runs her own production company, cynyrchiadau Twt productions. The company creates educational and entertainment content for children and young adults.
Gareth Morlais Since building BBC Cymru Wales’s first websites in 1997, Gareth has been passionate about digital technology. Between 2001-2008 he was a member of the BAFTA Cymru winning BBC Capture Wales digital storytelling team. Nowadays Gareth runs einiog.com which produces hyperlocal websites and he works with the Welsh Government on technology and the Welsh language. (photo: ashroplad)