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Wales Centre Committee  2017-18
  Ein Pwyllgor

Chair/Cadeirydd: Judith Winnan

Judith WinnanJudith’s career in the television industry spans 27 years, and has been divided between the BBC and the independent sector in Wales.  A programme-maker for many years, she has produced award-winning documentaries, worked in Commissioning and run her own independent production company.  More recently, as Head of Factual & Music at BBC Wales, she ran a large production department with over 100 staff.  She is now a freelance Executive Producer based in Cardiff.


Deputy Chair/Dirprwy Gadeirydd:  Llinos Griffin-Williams

A Bafta Nominated Series Producer, Llinos is now Head of Content at Green Bay Media.  A History graduate, she worked as Education Consultant for the BBC followed by Researcher and Assistant Producer for various indies, finally joining Green Bay Media as Production Manager on a Landmark BBC Network history series.  She has since managed numerous projects, while juggling Series Producing and Developing content both in children’s and adult Factual Entertainment for BBC, ITV, and S4C.  Now Green Bay’s Head of Content, Llinos is across developing the company’s slate for Domestic, Network and International Broadcasters, and she also co-runs the Industry Networking Group, Push Auto.

Honorary Secretary/Ysgrifennydd Anrhydeddus: Catrin Jones

Catrin has worked in the TV industry for seven years.  She has been a researcher on a number of children's programmes for S4C and CBBC, and has experience of working on live magazine shows.  Catrin joined Green Bay Media in April 2014 as a researcher, working on a historical documentary series, The Castle Builders, for S4C and for worldwide distribution.
Catrin has recently worked on the international flagship series for S4C and for the Canadian distributor Cineflix, Mynyddoedd y Byd/ Mountains and Life, alongside producing a peer-to-peer advice and educational series for teens, Llond Ceg - Mwy o Gega!.  In 2016 Catrin was offered a place on the BBC Creative Production course, where she learnt valuable skills from highly respected Directors, Executives and Producers within the industry.

Honorary Treasurer/Trysorydd Anrhydeddus: Huw Rossiter

Huw Rossiter

Huw has held communications and public affairs roles in major UK broadcasting and regulatory organisations in Cardiff and London.  He joined ITV Wales as Public Affairs Manager in March 2011 after two years of running his own PR consultancy, Rossiter Communications.  Between 2006 and 2009, he was Director of Communications at S4C, having previously been Ofcom's inaugural Head of Media (2003-2006) and, before that, Head of Public Affairs at the Independent Television Commission [ITC] (2001-2003).  Huw spent the previous 19 years at the BBC: latterly as Head of Press & Publicity, BBC Wales, having spent the first 10 years of his BBC career as a Publicity Officer in London.  He began his career as a journalist on the South Wales Evening Post.

Administrator/Gweinyddwr: Hywel Wiliam

Hywel Wiliam

After graduating in Law at Cardiff University, and obtaining a post graduate media diploma at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Hywel Wiliam joined BBC Wales in 1984 as an Assistant Film Editor.  In 1986 he moved to the facilities company Barcud in Caernarfon as a VT Editor, and later became a corporate affairs producer with the company, before founding Pow Wow in 1989, an independent television company specialising in television commercials.  In 1994, Hywel joined the Independent Television Commission, eventually becoming Manager, Wales and the West of England.  In 2003, the ITC was merged with four other regulators to become Ofcom, and in 2004 Hywel became its Head of Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Wales.  He left Ofcom in 2011 to work as an independent consultant with Advisors in Media (AIM) before joinng S4C in 2012.  This is his second period in office as a member of the RTS Wales Centre Committee - he first served in that capacity in the late 90s.

Tim Hartley

Tim Hartley

Tim began his career in broadcasting at the BBC, where he spent 17 years, moving from local radio to Wales Today, the 6 o'clock News and Radio 5 Live.  He later became Editor of the Welsh language television news service 'Newyddion'.  In 2001 Tim was appointed Head of News for the Welsh Assembly Government, and was then Director of Corporate Affairs at S4C.  He is a non-executive director of a number of organisations, has worked as a consultant in Central Asia, Africa and Europe, and hosted a weekly interview programme on the local television station Made in Cardiff.  Tim is particularly interested in the media and the public sphere, media literacy, and political and community engagement.  His collection of travel writing, Kicking off in North Korea, was published in 2016.
Tim was our Chairman from 2006 to 2017.

John Mead

John Mead

A television professional for over 45 years, John's career has covered all aspects of broadcasting.  For eight of those years he was Head of Outside Broadcasts and Special Projects at HTV in Cardiff, and he made programmes with or about people as diverse as Prince Charles and His Holiness Pope John Paul - the latter a 35-camera Outside Broadcast of the Pontiff's visit to Cardiff.  One of his pet projects was the "Texaco Young Musician of the Year", which he produced and directed from 1972.  It was as he wound up the "Young Musician" shoot in July 2005 that he finally announced his retirement.

Heledd Hardy

Heledd Wyn is course leader and lecturer BA (Hons) Media Production (Bilingual) at the University of South Wales.
She has extensive experience in the media, working in the BBC as well as independent film companies.  She embarked on her career in the industry as a freelance TV and film production manager.  She has earned experience as director and script editor in the industry on a number of productions, including feature films, soap operas, and drama series.  As a freelance film-maker, she has directed and produced short films and visual and digital content for a variety of platforms, specializing in multilingual drama for TV and film.

Glesni Haf Parry

Glesni works as S4C’s Partnerships Officer, and from day-to-day helps to sustain and develop contacts and partnerships between S4C and organisations, institutions and politicians, to ensure S4C's reputation amongst stakeholders.  Previously she worked as a Communications Officer at S4C, dealing with press, marketing and events.  Before joining S4C she worked as an Executive Researcher at Beaufort Research, working on both qualitative and quantitative aspects.  Glesni is originally from Mold, but now lives in Cardiff.


Steven Sandrey

Steven is a graduate of Trinity College, Carmarthen, and has a background in teaching and learning.  He started his career as a primary school teacher at a Welsh language school,  before moving on to teach, at primary level, in an English language school.  He has also taught Welsh for Adults at the University of Glamorgan and Barry College.  For the last 14 years he has worked at BBC Wales for BBC Learning and BBC Online as an Education Officer, and is currently a producer and project manager in the Digital and Marketing department, where he manages a range of educational-based projects for students at school age and young adults.


Zoë Rushton

Zoë Rushton

Zoë Rushton started at BBC Wales in 2000 after completing her Welsh Language and Literature Degree at Swansea.  Zoë cut her teeth on Educational and Children's programmes for BBC and S4C, before moving to more general, entertainment programmes for both radio and television.  In 2005, when the new wave of Drama in Wales began with the return of Doctor Who, Zoë started on the long-running BBC Three series, Doctor Who Confidential.  This was an in-depth look at the making of the much loved show, featuring interviews with the cast and crew.  The success of the brand led to other backstage shows and DVD extras, for Torchwood, Sherlock and Being Human among others.

In 2012, Zoë became the Talent Manager for the BBC Wales Factual & Music department, developing staff, crewing up for shows made in Wales, such as Crimewatch, The One Show and a wealth of Features and Documentaries.

Zoë was a judge for the RTS Wales Student Awards and has a real passion for helping to develop new talent in the television industry.

Luned Whelan

General Manager, TAC (Independent Producers in Wales).  Luned started her career in BBC Radio Cymru before freelancing in the independent television production sector, and as a translator and copy editor.  She worked in S4C for many years until 2010.  Before taking up her post with TAC, Luned had been a freelancer, working mainly as a creative editor of books across all genres, a translator, television and radio scriptwriter and online editor.

Jim Bartlett

Jim BartlettGrowing up in Leicester, Jim remembers being interested in the technical side of television at a young age.  He later developed an interest in photography and stage lighting, all of which led to him applying for a job at the BBC.  He has now retired after a long career with BBC Wales.  He was trained in radio and television, sound and vision, finally becoming an Audio Supervisor, working in radio.  In addition he maintained his department's pages on the BBC's Intranet.  For the past few years he has been looking after the Centre's Web pages, putting the material written by our Administrator and Chair online.  Jim is a member of several groups run by Cardiff U3A, particularly Photography, and Prose & Poetry.


Jacqueline Lee


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